Glossary

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absolute address

An address that refers to a file or nested clip by including its full address (such as _root.clip.subclip).

See Also relative address.

ActionScript

The computer language Flash uses.

animated graphics

Moving images of any type. Often, Flash graphics and animated GIFs are image types seen on the Web.

artifact

An undesired side effect of a process such as compression.

.as file

A text file that contains just ActionScript code (used with #include or import).

AS2

Short for ActionScript 2.0; the latest version of ActionScript and the first fully object oriented programming such as class files.

aspect ratio

The ratio of height to width. Like a television or movie screen, the shape of a Flash animation remains the same, no matter its size. ...

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