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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Flash MX 2004 > Changing Document Properties

Changing Document Properties

When you create a new Flash document or open an existing one, you need to set up or change the document properties. You set document properties at the beginning of the project to make basic decisions about how your movie looks and operates. You use the Document Properties dialog box or the Property Inspector to specify document property settings that affect the entire movie, such as the background color, the size and location of the Stage, the frame rate—the number of frames per second the computer plays an animation, and the unit of measure for rulers. These settings apply only to the current document unless you set Flash defaults to apply to every document. You can use the Properties command on the Window menu to display the Property Inspector.

View Document Properties

Click the Selection tool in the Toolbar.

Click the Window menu, and then click Properties.

TIMESAVER Press +F3 (Mac) or Ctrl+F3 (Win).

View the document properties at the top of the Property Inspector:

  • Stage Size. The current size appears in the button label.

  • Background Color. The color of the Stage background.

  • Frame Rate. The speed at which the movie runs.


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