• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 5. Graphics on Multiple Layers > Organizing Layers in Folders

Organizing Layers in Folders

After you have created folders, you can drag existing layers into the folders to organize the Timeline. Repositioning a folder in the Timeline changes the stacking order of all the layers within that folder. You can even nest folders within folders to create hierarchical structures. You can also create new layers or folders within existing folders directly.

To move existing layers into folders:

1.
Create a movie with several layers, and include at least one folder.

2.
In the Timeline, position the mouse pointer over the layer you want to place in a folder.

3.
Click and drag the layer.

Flash previews the layer’s new location with a thick gray line.

4.
Drag the layer over the folder where you want to place it.

The folder icon highlights, turning gray (Figure 5.24).

Figure 5.24. When you drag a layer over a folder layer, the folder icon turns gray (top). Release the mouse button to drop the layer into that folder. Flash selects the layer and its contents (bottom).


5.
Release the mouse button.

Flash moves the layer into the folder, indents the layer name in the Timeline, selects the layer in the Timeline, and selects the layer’s contents on the Stage.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint