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If I use the Pen tool and attempt to draw a line within a symbol, the anchor point on the other end of the line moves [out of my control] to the right. I'm not sure whether this is a bug or a feature, but I'm leaning towards the former; either way, please could someone offer me a solution?
I will gladly supply any extra information.
I have found the configuration file, now do I just move it to the trash? (The keyboard shortcut did not work by the way)
Also could you also reassure me that either reinstalling, or deleting said file, will not cause the loss of any important files?
I have just reinstalled Flash and unfortunately the bug persists. I will inquire into Flash CS5.5; surely they can't expect me to pay full price since the only reason I need to upgrade is due to a fault on Adobe's part.
Thanks to everyone who responded!!
Good question, I never thought to test that.
I've found that the bug, curiously, is isolated to this one symbol. All other symbols in the same FLA do not exhibit the error, nor do those in new FLAs; however, this particular symbol is affected in the current and new FLAs.
I can't actually recreate the error in any other symbol.
Here is all the relevant information about the symbol (called 'Needle' [of a record player]) that demonstrates the bug:
I have used the pen tool with no apparent errors in:
I have also taken graphics from 'Needle' and pasted them outside; the pen tool then works within them.
Thus, it can be said that within 'Needle', and all the symbol within 'Needle', and any symbols within those (etc.) will exhibit the bug.
If there are any others tests you want me to do, please ask.
(My progress on the project I am working should no longer be inhibited.)
Well, it's a guess, but it sounds pretty much like there's some corruption within that symbol. It's good that it sounds like you can take the art out of the symbol and paste it into a fresh symbol and get rid of the problem. Hopefully this will be a reasonable solution for your project. Delete that symbol once you've finished pulling the shapes into a new one.