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Chapter 5. Creating Symbols > Applying Three Types of Symbols

Applying Three Types of Symbols

Again, three types of symbols exist in Flash: graphics, buttons, and movies. Each one usually is built from geometric shapes, images, or some combination of the two. But their individual behavior is very different. These are the only types of symbols you can have in Flash, but they cover most of the types of elements you would use when building a movie.

The Graphic Symbol

The graphic symbol can be applied as sort of a catchall for the shapes, images, and other geometric renderings you develop inside or outside Flash.


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