The theme of this book is “build in InDesign so you don’t have to learn Flash,” but it can be enlightening to know what your project looks like when it’s exported to FLA.
While this chapter is not an in-depth guide to using Adobe Flash Professional, it will introduce you to the general Flash interface and a few Flash functions. Exploring a project in Flash will give you an appreciation for how much work Adobe InDesign CS5 is doing behind the scenes to make it easy for you to create interactive content. When you’re ready to dig more deeply into Flash Professional, go to www.peachpit.com and search for Flash Professional. You’ll find a wealth of resources, from introductory through advanced topics.