Re-center (move) content after resizing stage in Flash

When you have your flash application 90% developed and then a new requirement is presented that requires you to enlarge the stage size, you will find that it puts the additional space on the bottom and right sides of your document.  I haven’t found a way to specify where the additional space is placed, but I was able to find a way to move all my existing content (symbols, tweens, etc) intact together to a new location on the larger stage.

Edit Multiple Frames Screenshot

If you click on the edit multiple frames button (arrow pointing to it in screenshot) below the timeline you will get two brackets above the timeline (in the frame numbers, circled in screenshot), put the [ at frame 1, and the ] at the last frame of your timeline and then do a select-all.  This will select everything in every frame within the brackets.  Then you can drag or use the arrow keys to reposition everything.  When you are finished moving the content, just unclick the edit multiple frames to return to the typical editing mode.

5 Responses to “Re-center (move) content after resizing stage in Flash”

  1. miky April 23, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    It helped me much to read this, but I have to say that it does not seem to work with 3D text effects. They keep their initial coordinates, it seems.

  2. miky April 23, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    thanks for this by the way.

  3. Tyreil September 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Thanks this helped a ton. I thought I was going to have to move everything frame by frame or do something via actionscript. Huge time saver.

  4. Valeka February 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I totally forget this option. Thanks you save me so much time!

  5. Jamie September 24, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I have been trying to figure this out for ages. Thank you! You, my friend, are awesome. I nominate you for King of the Interwebs.

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