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Organizing Sounds

Nothing prevents you from adding sounds in layers that contain other content, but your movie will be easier to handle—and sounds will be easier to find for updating and editing— if you always put sounds in separate layers reserved just for your sound track. Flash can handle multiple sound layers.

To add a layer for sound:

1.
Open a new Flash document, or open an existing one to which you want to add sound.

2.
In the Timeline, select a layer.

3.
Do one of the following:

  • From the Insert menu, choose Layer (Figure 14.6).

    Figure 14.6. It’s best to keep sounds in separate layers from the graphics and actions in your movie. To add a new layer, choose Insert > Layer.


  • In the Timeline, click the Add Layer button.

    Flash always adds the new layer directly above the selected layer.

4.
Drag the layer to the desired position in the layer stacking order.

The position in the stacking order of layers has no effect on the playback of sounds in the movie, but you may find it helpful to place all your sound layers at either the bottom of the layers or at the top so that you can find them easily.

5.
Rename the layer.

For detailed instructions on working with layers, see Chapter 5.


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