26 August 2010
The Stage in Adobe Flash Professional is the rectangular area where you place graphic content when creating documents. The Stage in the authoring environment represents the rectangular space in Adobe Flash Player or in a web browser window where your SWF content is displayed during playback. To change the view of the Stage as you work, zoom in and out. To help you position items on the Stage, you can use the grid, guides, and rulers.
To view the entire Stage on the screen, or to view a particular area of your drawing at high magnification, change the magnification level. The maximum magnification depends on the resolution of your monitor and the document size. The minimum value for zooming out on the Stage is 8%; the maximum value for zooming in on the Stage is 2000%.
When the Stage is magnified, you may not be able to see all of it. To change the view without having to change the magnification, use the Hand tool to move the Stage:
To learn more about working with the Stage, see the section titled Using the Stage and the Tools panel in the Flash documentation.