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Chapter 1. Introducing Flash > Using the Flash Interface

Using the Flash Interface

The Flash workspace is typically called the authoring environment. The authoring environment is made of many panels that surround a Stage (see the following figure) that you use to input information, control, and edit content. The Stage is where you place, load, or add content that your visitors see when you export your Flash files and put them online.

Flash files are based on one or more timelines, which is where most of the assets you use (such as graphics and text) are organized. A timeline is a sequence of frames, much like a roll of film has frames and can display images in sequence. A playhead moves along a Timeline while a file plays in Flash Player, and when the playhead reaches a frame, it is displayed and any code on that frame executes.


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