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The Graphic Symbol

Graphic symbols are the first symbol we will discuss because it is the most basic. Things to note about Graphic symbols are that they have a synced timeline. This means that when a graphic is rendered on the main timeline, if the graphic has several frames of animation, it will play ahead only if the timeline it is residing on moves ahead as well. ActionScript (which is discussed later in this book) will not work within Graphic symbols either on their timeline or within them as Object Actions. Also, you cannot apply filters or blending options to graphics.

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Although the timeline of a graphic is synced, you can control which frame to start on by selecting the graphic, going to the Properties Inspector, and adjusting the First: field, which defaults to 1.



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