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					       Macromedia Flash
Macromedia Flash MX is a software application
containing tools used to create animations, vectors
Graphics application, software, presentations or web
sites. Flash publishers SWF files, which are economical on
file size and are cross-platform so a majority if people can
view then by using the Flash Player. Flash export files
with the SWF extension that contain the application you
built using Flash. It is then player using Flash player7 or 8.
              Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and
Macromedia Flash MX professional are multimedia
applications that allow designer and developers the
freedom to create rich and engaging applications,
presentations, animations and websites. On the web
such as video, build e-commerce sites, and put together
Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that sometimes include
most or all of those elements combined. These
applications can be created by integrating images,
drawings, audio and text.
600 MHz Intel Pentium3 processor or equivalent
Window 98 SE Window 2000 or Window XP
128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
275 MB available disk space
Menus:- Menus is flash are much like menus in most
other software packages you use. Flash menus contain
common commands such as SAVE, COPY, PASTE and
HELP alongside commands specific to the software.
 Timeline:-SWF files can play on a Timeline, revealing
 Flash’s history as an animation based program. A
 Timeline is made of a series of frames in a row. Frames
 can be empty, can contain content, or can be a key
 frame. The Timeline is made of one or more stacked
 layer containing the elements and code that make up
 SWF. Each layer has a row of frames. A play head is use
 to navigate time line and choose the current frame you
 are working on.
Panels:-Panel help you put together document in flash
because they provide control over almost everything
you need to create or edit an application.
Stage:-in the middle of these panels is the stage, which
serves as the visible area of your application. The stage
is where you place your media such as graphics,
buttons animinations, and interactive form and text
Property inspectors:-is a context-sensitive panel that
displays information about and has editable properties
for whatever is currently selected on stage. If the
property inspector is not open, open it by choosing
Using the Timeline and Frames:-all the content you
work with in a SWF file is placed and organized
somewhere on a Timeline. A play head moves along the
Timeline shows the current frame. You move the play
head around the Timeline in order to edit your Flash
document. The Timeline is key frames are where
change occurs in a timeline. You might have new
content in a key frame or change a part of an
animation. A key frame can also hold action script;
frames are used between key frames to fill in parts of
an animation or the timeline. You do not define
changes in frames, or else they are turned into frames.
You can select timeline, move and delete frames.

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