Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Add Guides to the Flash Workspace
Guides are used to simplify object placement on the stage. For instance, you may want to define a 50 pixel gutter at the edges of the movie with no content. The guides are added, then the content is placed within the guides. The guides are visible in the design phase and disappear once the movie is rendered.
With a Flash document open, choose View > Rulers to display the rulers.
Place your curser over one of the rulers and drag a guide onto the stage.
Guides can be added from either the vertical or horizontal ruler.
To temporarily show or hide guides, choose View > Guides > Show Guides.
The guides can be locked or unlocked by choosing View > Guides > Lock Guides.
Use the Selection tool (v key) to move any unlocked guides.
Dragging a guide back to the ruler removes the guide.
To remove all guides, choose View > Guides > Clear Guides.