Flash CS3 and the case of the missing upper-left coordinates

May 15th, 2008 § 3 comments

So I finally upgraded to Flash CS3, and I noticed something that has changed in the UI.

the info panel in flash cs3
You see that little button I circled?

In Flash 8, that button would toggle the X, Y fields between displaying the coordinates of the selected object’s upper-left corner and its registration point. In Flash CS3, though, the button toggles between showing the object’s transformation point vs its registration point.

There seems to be no way to show the object’s upper-left corner coordinates any more!

Unfortunately this was a feature I used a lot. I could write down an object’s upper-left coordinates so that I could later restore its visual position on the stage even if I changed the symbol’s registration or transformation points. Those numbers are critical if I want to edit a symbol’s registration point without disturbing its visual placement on the stage.


§ 3 Responses to Flash CS3 and the case of the missing upper-left coordinates"

  • Dave says:

    This is especially frustrating when trying to change the registration point as described in the Total Training exercise I’m taking. It does not work the same in the program as it does in the TT lesson. So how does one change the registration point from the center to upper left and vice versa?

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  • Will says:

    I believe the problem of missing upper left coordinates has been fixed with the latest update.

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