Flash is an excellent tool to develop highly interactive courses. It offers incredible flexibility to the developer to present content and include animations, graphics and interactivities. In order to get the most out of Flash, the developer needs to know the commands which are very useful to develop eLearning courses quickly andefficiently.
Let us have a look at some of the commands used to develop courses in Flash.
How to Manage and Create Commands
As a developer, sometimes, you need to repeat the same task. In that case, you can create a command in the “Commands” menu from steps in the “History” panel and reuse it. By using this option it will replay exactly as they were initially done.
Note: You can’t change the steps
To save this command, create and save a command so that you can use the same steps several times. Saved commands are recalled any number of times, until you delete them. By using History>Copy Steps command, the steps which you had copied are discarded when you copy something else.
Also, developers can create a Command for selected steps in the History panel. By using Manage Saved Commands option in the dialog box, they can rename or delete commands.
- Go to the History panel and select the steps which you want.
- Go to Menu Options and select “Save as Command” from the History panel.
- Provide a name for the command and then click “OK”. The generated command appears in the Commands menu.
The folder path varies for different operating systems.
Windows XP: boot drive\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS5\<language>\Configuration\Commands
Mac OS® X: Macintosh HD/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS5/<language>/Configuration/Commands.
Edit Command name:
Go to the “Commands” option in the menu > Manage Saved Commands.
Then, rename the command which you select, using the “Rename” button.
Delete Command name:
Go to “Commands” option in the menu > Manage Saved Commands.
Then, click “Delete” and “OK”.
Note: Certain tasks can’t be saved as commands, which is example of actions that can’t be saved as commands or repetitive.
The tasks mentioned below cannot be saved as commands.
- Selecting a frame
- Modifying a document size
So, these are the useful commands to make your work simple.Please do share if you have any comments on the same.