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Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8 by Birgitta Hosea

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Timeline Effects

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:

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To apply a Timeline Effect, select the object you want to apply it to and then select the required Effect from the Insert menu.

The Copy to Grid Effect, which Creates a Grid Out of the Shape You’ve Selected

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Insert > Timeline Effects > Assistants > Copy to Grid creates copies in the shape of a grid.

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Update Preview allows you to ...

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