Tutorial 1

In this tutorial you will create your first Flash animation. It will display "Tutorial 1" message. You will learn how to:

  1. To launch the program double-click Alligator Flash Designer icon on the desktop.
  2. Click on OK button if you are running unregistered version.
  3. Choose Blank Document in the Welcome dialog and click OK.
  4. Alligator Flash Designer main window should open with "Flash-1" document.
  5. From the Frame menu choose Frame Size command.
  6. Specify animation size. Put 300 as "Width" and 60 as "Height". Click OK to confirm.
  7. From the Frame menu choose Background Color command.
  8. Color selection dialog should appear.
  9. Choose your favorite color. You can also click "Standard Colors" and choose one of the standard colors. Press OK to confirm your selection.
  10. From the toolbox choose the "Text" tool:
  11. Position the mouse cursor over the background rectangle and click left mouse button.
  12. Text edit dialog should appear.
  13. Enter "Tutorial 1" in the edit box.
  14. Click Set font button.
  15. Font selection dialog should appear.
  16. Change the font size to "26".
  17. Click OK twice to confirm font size and to draw the text.
  18. You can move your text using the "Select" tool.
  19. Choose Intro > Blink command.

  20. Choose Outro > Span command.

  21. Press F9 to preview your animation.
  22. Press "Alt+F4" key to quit preview window.
  23. From the Frame menu choose Insert command and click OK. Observe a new frame (Frame 2) in the "Frame List". Press "Page Up" and "Page Down" keys to navigate between the frames.
  24. From the File menu choose Export Web Page command, click OK to leave default options.
  25. From the Save In dropdown list choose Desktop (or navigate to desktop using folder list).
  26. Leave default file name and click Save button to create Flash file.
  27. HTML page should popup in a browser window. Scroll the page down to view HTML code.
  28. Activate Alligator Flash Designer minimized window and choose Exit command to quit. Click "No" in "Save changes" prompt dialog.