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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\Basic Tasks\ Create an Application and double-click calculator_start.fla.

  • On the Macintosh, browse to Macintosh HD/Applications/Macromedia Flash 8/Samples and Tutorials/Tutorial Assets/Basic Tasks/Create an Application and double-click calculator_start.fla.

Note

The Create an Application 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.

Note

As you complete this lesson, remember to save your work frequently.

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

The form already includes an input text field in the QTY column and a dynamic text field in the Price column. You’ll copy the text fields for the Shocks and Cover rows.


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