When you first open Flash, you will likely see the welcome screen with the red bar at the top (shown below). This screen shows many common tasks including creating a new document, opening recently used files and using pre-built templates. It even includes links to training videos and documentation for some common items under the heading Learn.
Before creating a new Flash file, you will need to know a few things about your audience:
In most cases, you will click on ActionScript 3.0 to create a new document using the default size and settings. We will examine publish settings and options in later sections.