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Macromedia Flash 8: Training from the Source by James English

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Chapter 4. Creating and Editing Symbols

If you’re going to do anything useful in Flash, you need to use symbols. Symbols provide structure to a Flash document, can help to reduce file size, are vital to motion animations, and what’s more, are necessary to add interactivity to your Flash application. In short, a Flash file without symbols is like trying to cook without using pots and pans and casserole dishes. Sure, you can manage to make bread on a hot flat rock. But why would you want to?

Creating and Editing Symbols

MovieClip, Graphic, and Button Symbols added to the Tech Bookstore

In this exercise, you’re going to start whipping out the cookware. You’ll learn about the different ...

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