I’m a new user, so sorry if this is a really basic question. I’m on a PC. I’m trying to cycle a symbol in my timeline. If I Alt-drag my symbol to the timeline, the paste special dialog box comes up. It doesn’t seem to matter the number of cycles I tell it to past, it only pastes the cycle one time. For example if I have a symbol that’s 10 frames long, and I paste special it with 2 cycles, it still only shows in my timeline as 10 frames (not 20). And the animation only plays once. I’m not sure if this is a glitch or what, but in the tutorial I’m following, they don’t have that problem. Thanks for the help!
There is an easier way…
Right-click your image sequence in the timeline (i.e. the frames) and select
Normally you would not want to create symbols for imported artwork, they mostly complicate things and work a bit differently than Symbols in Flash.
In Animate Pro symbols are used mainly as a container for objects whose spacial relationship to each other always remains fixed.