Because most people don't have the luxury of sitting down uninterrupted for hours at a time to learn Flash, the 10 Minute Guide to Macromedia Flash 5 focuses on the most often used features, covering them in lessons designed to take 10 minutes or less to complete. Ten minutes is all you need to learn how to
Lesson 1. Meet Flash 5.
Installing Flash 5. Understand the Basics of Flash. Flash 5 Environment: Stage and Timeline. What's New in Flash 5.
Using the Flash Toolbox. Flash 5 Toolbar. Control Panels.
Lines. Curves. Shapes. Intersection.
Select and Use Brushes. The Eraser Tool.
Select and Change Colors. Blend Colors. Transparency. The Paint Bucket, Ink Bottle, and Dropper Tools.
Using the Arrow Tool. Select Multiple Objects. Using the Lasso Tool.
Grouping Objects. Editing Objects.
Understanding the Flash Stage. Rulers, Guides, and Snaps. Stage Size and Background Color. Movie Background.
Inserting and Selecting Layers. Guide Layers and Mask Layers.
Placing Text in a Movie. Text to Shape.
Creating Symbols. Putting Symbols in Movies. Editing Symbols.
The Symbol Library. Sharing Libraries.
The Timeline and Flash Animation. Define Frames for Animation.
Understanding Flash Buttons. Button Libraries. Create a Button.
Mouse Events. Stop Action, URLs, and Jumping to New Scenes.
Understanding Keyframes. Adding Keyframes. Deleting, Clearing, and Moving Keyframes. Testing Your Movie.
Understanding Tweening. Motion Tweening. Shape Tweening.
Creating Scenes. Animated Symbols. Movie Clips.
The Sounds Library. Adding Sound to Buttons. Importing Sound. Adding Sound to Frames.
Testing Download Performance. Loading and Launching Movies.
Stop Action in a Frame. Collecting Information. Calculating Data.
Importing Bitmap Images. Converting Bitmaps to Vectors.
Exporting to the Flash Player. Synchronizing Your Sound. Fine-Tuning Your Movie.
Flash and HTML. Selecting Your Settings.
Exporting Static Graphics. Export Options. Exporting Movies to Other Formats.