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Set up your workspace

First, you’ll open the start file for the lesson and set up your workspace to use an optimal layout for taking lessons.

1.
To open your start file, in Flash select File > Open and navigate to the file:

  • In Windows, browse to boot drive \Program Files\ Macromedia\ Flash 8\Samples and Tutorials\Tutorial Assets\ActionScript\ Create a Form and double-click simpleForm_start.fla.

  • On the Macintosh, browse to Macintosh HD /Applications/ Macromedia Flash 8/Samples and Tutorials/Tutorial Assets/ ActionScript/Create a Form and double-click simpleForm_start.fla.

Note

The Create a Form folder contains completed versions of the tutorial FLA files for your reference.

2.
Select File > Save As and save the document with a new name, in the same folder, to preserve the original start file.

3.
Select Window > Workspace Layout > Default to set up your workspace for taking lessons.

4.
If necessary, drag the lower edge of the timeline (Window > Timeline) down to enlarge the timeline view.


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