Refer to the tutorials and resources on this page to get started with Flash Professional CS5 or CS5.5. To understand the differences between Flash CS5 and Flash CS4, check out the product's version comparison table.
Note: For the previous version, visit the Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started page.
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If you are new to Flash Professional and you're looking for explanations of basic terms, common tasks, and key concepts, check out this A–Z guide to all things related to Flash.
ActionScript components significantly reduce the time and effort needed to develop Flash applications by providing complex pieces that behave in a consistent way and are ready to use and customize.
Besides the Flash workflow and workspace, learn about using the various Flash authoring panels, automating tasks with the Commands menu, accessibility in the Flash workspace, setting preferences, and keyboard shortcuts.
Capture and encode your video, bring it into Flash, and embed video on web pages. Incorporate video synchronization and captioning, and deliver video and create playback controls for users to watch it.