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Chapter 5. Graphics on Multiple Layers > Controlling Layers and Folders

Controlling Layers and Folders

Layer properties are the parameters that define the look and function of a layer. Remember that layer folders are also a type of layer in Flash. You can name layers and folders. You can hide or show layers and folders, lock them to prevent any editing of their contents, and view them in outline form. Flash generally gives you two ways to control the properties of a selected layer or folder: set the property in the Layer Properties dialog box or set the property via button controls located in the Timeline.

To work with the Layer Properties dialog box:

1.
In the Timeline, select the layer whose properties you want to define or change.

2.
From the Modify menu, choose Layer. The Layer Properties dialog box appears (Figure 5.9).

Figure 5.9. You can define a layer’s type in the Layer Properties dialog box.


3.
Name the layer or set other layer properties, or both, as described in the following sections.

4.
Click OK.

Flash applies all the selected settings to the current layer.


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