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Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand by Steve Johnson - Perspection, Inc., Andy Anderson

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4. Working with Groups, Symbols, and Instances

What You'll Do

Create Groups

Arrange Multiple Groups

Use the Library

Create Symbols

Edit in Symbol Mode

Create Instances

Change Symbol and Instance Behaviors

Swap Symbol Instances

Use Graphic and Button Symbols

Enable and Disable Buttons

Create Invisible Buttons

Use Movie Clip Symbols

Break Symbols Apart

Modify Instance Properties

Modify Instance Color Styles and Blends

Use Advanced Color Options

Use 9-slice Scaling on a Movie Clip Symbol

Set Highlight Color Preferences

Introduction

All vector objects are editable. As the complexity of your document increases, you can protect artwork from being inadvertently changed by storing it in special modes called groups and symbols. Groups provide a quick ...

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