Moving Adobe Illustrator Files into Flash - 2

Moving Adobe Illustrator Files into Flash - 2
You can also use the Illustrator Symbols panel or the Control panel to edit symbols. For example, you can give the symbol a name, break linked symbols, reassign an instance to a different symbol or make a copy of a symbol. All of these changes will be retained when the Illustrator file is moved into Flash.

Once you are ready to move your Illustrator files into Flash, it is a simple process.

1. Open your Flash project. Click File, Import, Import to Stage (or Import to Library).

2. In the Import to Stage dialog box, you have the option to import all or some of the Illustrator layers.

Next, you can set the Convert Layers To drop-down menu to import the Illustrator layers as Flash layers, keyframes or as a single (flattened) Flash layer.

Place Objects at Original Position
Because you have already created the graphic in Illustrator, you will want all of the parts of the image to remain in their original positions. So you will want to use this option.

Set Stage Size to Same Size as Illustrator Artboard/crop Area
You may or may not wish to use this option. If the graphic you are importing is a small part of the Flash project, you will not want the stage to be resized to match the size of this small graphic.

Import Unused Symbols
If there are symbols in the Illustrator file that are not part of the imported layers, you may still wish to have them imported. If you do not want these symbols, do not check the checkbox.

Import as a Single Bitmap Image
This will import the Illustrator graphic as a single bitmap image and you will loose all information about layers and import options.

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