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Chapter 6. Symbols, Instances, and Libra... > Flash at Work: Nesting Symbols

Flash at Work: Nesting Symbols

I’ve referred to symbols as Legos, but how do you snap these Flash Legos together? Symbols can be nested within other symbols. Say you want to build a drop-down navigation menu in a Web site for a retailer. One way to build this menu is to start with a graphic symbol that makes up the borders for the drop-down menu. You can then convert the border symbol into a movie clip that contains the border on one layer, text symbols for the menu items on another layer, and rollover graphic symbols on another layer, as shown in Figure 6.34.

Figure 6.34. Symbols can be nested, creating complex graphics that can be easily modified.



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