Creating Symbols

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Creating Symbols

Creating Symbols

There are two ways to create Symbols:

  1. From existing content: You may draw the item first using the drawing tools. Select the shape (or shapes) and select Modify > Convert Symbol.
  2. From scratch: Start with a blank slate by choosing Insert > New Symbol... You will then see a new blank timeline and set of layers to create the content.

Either way, you will need to set the Name and the Type. If you are converting existing content, you may also set the Registration Point. That is the spot which will be treated as the 0,0 position when counting the number of pixels from the left or the top. The registration point can help in exact placement during advanced animations. If you create a symbol from scratch, the registration point will be visible on the stage.

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