• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 2. Working Within the Flash Environment > Setting General Preferences

Setting General Preferences

Flash allows to set general preferences to customize the way you work in the program. You can specify what you want to display or open when you launch Flash. Some of the preferences allow you to specify the number of undo levels, enable multiple selection, show tooltips, open documents and test movies in tabs, enable span-based selection in the Timeline, make the first frame of each scene in a document a named anchor, and select a highlight color. If you are using Flash 8 Professional, you can set Project preferences for closing and saving project files. In Flash 8, the Preferences dialog box is reorganized with new categories and options for ease of use (), such as having have Flash open a new document tab instead of opening in it’s own window.

Set General Preferences

1.
Click the Flash (Professional) (Mac) or Edit (Win) menu, and then click Preferences.

2.
Click the General category.

3.
Select from the following options:

  • On Launch. Select an option to specify which document Flash opens when you start the program.

    • Show Start Page. Displays the Start Page.

    • New Document. Displays a new blank document.

    • Last Documents Open. Opens the documents that were open when you quit Flash.

    • No Document. Displays no document.

  • Undo Levels. Select Document or Object () level undo, and then enter a value from 2 to 300 to set the number of undo/redo levels. The default level is 100.

  • Printing (Win). Select the Disable Postscript check box if you have problems printing to a postscript printer.

  • Document (Mac). Select the Open Documents In Tabs check box to have Flash open a new document tab ().

  • Test Movie. Select the Open Test Movie In Tabs check box to have Flash open a new document tab ().

  • Shift Select. Select or clear this check box to control the selection of multiple elements.

  • Show Tooltips. Select this check box to display tooltips when the pointer points to a button or control.

  • Contact-Sensitive Selection and Lasso Tools. For the object drawing model, select this check box to select objects when any part of the marquee touches it. Clear it to select objects that are completely enclosed by the marquee. Points within the selection will be selected ().

  • Span Based Selection. Select this check box to use span-based selection instead of frame-based selection.

  • Named Anchor On Scene. Select this check box to make the first frame of each scene in a document a named anchor.

  • Highlight Color. Select the Use This Color option, and then select a color, or select the Use Layer Color option to use the current layer’s outline color.

  • Project Settings (Pro). Select check boxes to Close Open Files On Project Close, and Save Project Files On Test Project Or Publish Project.

4.

PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint