Flash 8 counts with the most handy and intuitive environment or working interface. Moreover it has an advantage because it is similar to other Macromedia programs (Dreamweaver, Freehand, Director), it makes easier to assuming Flash, and faster its management and control. We will see this after opening Flash 8 for the first time: In the image you can see the interface, we can see it just opening the Flash program. Flash will remember your preferences and will open the program just as you left it last time when you used it. There is a lack of some menus in this image. We will see all of them during this tutorial even if some of them do not appear in the image above, that shows only the main parts of the Flash interface. Let’s see them: is aimed to make easier the access to different program features. It is similar to any other web or graphic designer program, although it has some particularities. Let’s see the main has exceptional power, it inserts to the current movie nearly all types of archives (sounds, videos, images and even Flash movies) or the option from which you can modify the characteristics of the publications. It also enables to configure the printing pages, print them, etc… Apart from, typical Zooms, it allows you to move the frames and scenes. It also includes the possibility to create a grid and some guides. These ones can be selected from submenu allows to modify current graphics in vector maps (this theme will be studied further). Other options allows you to modify characteristics of the animation elements Allows administrating the Commands (group of saved sentences that allows to emulate what user can introduce to the edition environment) that we had saved in our animation, to obtain other news from the Macromedia page or execute what we already have. From here we can access to all the help that Macromedia offers to us, from the current manual up to the Action Script, going through tutorials, guided lections etc… Legal warning: Authorised on-line use only. It is not allowed the use of these courses in companies or private teaching centres. Source.