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Create a Banner in Flash 8

Chapter Description

In part one of this tutorial, you learned how to create the basic layout of a banner ad. In this part, you will learn to create symbols, animation, and even write some simple ActionScript to make the banner function in this continuation tutorial.

Test the application

Now you have a Flash banner, with graphics and animation, which also reacts to button clicks. You have completed your first interactive and animated Flash document. Let’s take a look at it in action, within a browser window.

  1. Return to your banner2 document, and then select File > Publish Preview > HTML.

    The default browser on your computer opens and displays the banner. By default, the banner appears at the upper-left corner of the HTML document.

  2. Click the banner to open the web page. A new browser window should open and display the gnome website.
  3. Close both browser windows and return to the Flash authoring environment.

    If you are happy with your document, then save your changes and stay posted for Part 3 of this tutorial. You might want to change the animation or text, or modify the code as necessary.