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Part: 3 Symbols in Depth > Graphic and Font Symbols

Chapter 16. Graphic and Font Symbols

IN THIS CHAPTER

Graphic Symbols Explained 133

Creating a Graphic Symbol 134

Using a Graphic Symbol 135

Editing a Graphic Symbol 136

Graphic Symbol Capabilities and Limitations 137

The Font Symbol 138

Summary 139

Sample Questions 139

In Macromedia Flash we make animations and design interfaces, and that means we have to reuse visual assets for any number of reasons. It can be as simple as using a corporate logo in several different areas, or as complex as animating the corporate logo across the screen. To keep our file sizes as small as possible, we put these visual assets in symbols, which can be used as often as we need to without adding significant file size. The Graphic symbol is ideal for reusing static visual assets.


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