Timeline Effects are prebuilt effects allowing you to easily create and duplicate animated text, graphic symbols, shapes, and groups, imported bitmaps, button, and movie clip symbols.
1 To apply a Timeline Effect, select the object you want to apply it to and then select the required Effect from the Insert menu.
2 Insert > Timeline Effects > Assistants > Copy to Grid creates copies in the shape of a grid.
3 Update Preview allows you to see the changes that you have made to the Effect perameters. ...