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#1 DMP  Icon User is offline

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Unable to Convert To Symbol

Post icon  Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:24 AM

I am trying to convert my text into a symbol? Should be east just a case of highlight the text and click Modify Convert to symbol. When I go to the convert to symbol option from the drop menu it is grey and I am unable to choose this option? I am using Action Script 2 in CS3? Please help I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure this out for about 3 hours now! Thank you in advance for any help :D

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Re: Unable to Convert To Symbol

Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:30 AM

I just tried this in AS2 and I just right clicked on the text and used the Convert To Symbol option, 2nd from the bottom. The Modify route worked for me, too. -Are you on the right layer? -I know if you're on the layer of another object you won't be able to Modify other things at times... Wish I could help more, but that's all I have for now.
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Re: Unable to Convert To Symbol

Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

Just highlight the object on the stage and press F8 :)
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Re: Unable to Convert To Symbol

Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

View PostDMP, on 5 Nov, 2009 - 09:24 AM, said:

I am trying to convert my text into a symbol


1st you type your text in a new layer and select the arrow tool. then press F8. A small window will open. Then convert it to a symbol. Otherwise create a layer and then press Cntrl+F8. Then create a new symbol(movie clip or graphic). Then in your library, duble click the new symbol to open it and type whatever you want. No AS is required.
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