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Chapter 2. Getting Started > How Flash Works

How Flash Works

Flash content is produced and distributed using two files: an authoring file, where you create content, animation, and interactivity, and a compressed and optimized version of this file, better known as a Flash movie.

The authoring file, which has an .fla extension, is your production file. This is where you store your work so that you can tinker with it later—it's the file you actually work on when Flash is open. It contains all the sounds, bitmaps, drawings, text, and inter activity you want your final movie to contain. The authoring file is your movie in its preoptimized state—which means it can balloon to well over several megabytes.


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