Normally there are three tabs associated with the Properties panel, Properties, Filters, Parameters. They are found at the top of the panel. Another way you should be able to access the Filters is via the main menubar... Windows -> Properties -> Filters
Following what seems to be my pattern of chiming in on months-old posts...
I have found that loading Flash files intended for older systems (AS1 and AS2, I suppose) can cause the Filters menu to disappear. If you try creating a new AS3 or AS2 project in CS4, and creating a new text object, the filters menu is right where it is supposed to be. Creating a text object in that project, adding the appropriate filter, copying the object and pasting it into the older-type project results in a text object with no filter.
I suppose filters are relatively new to Flash...?
This is the only helpful information, that adobe messed this up a little bit. What confuses me is that even though I saved it in cs4 format, the file will not show the filters section of properties panel. This unfortunately still occurs after saving and restarting the program. Is it because of the old actionscript or what? CS3 had these filters as well, what changed so drastically?
* File->Publish Settings->Flash->Version (adjust to higher than Flash Player 7)->problem should be solved.
Let's try! Hope this can help you! *
I am having the same issue and I followed those steps and I am using version 10 and still do not see any filters. Anyone have any other ideas?
Hi there, had the same problem.
I found the rsponse by
I figured that my file was AS1 (in publish settings it said AS1, but changing it to AS2 didn't help), so copied all the stuff and pasted it in a new AS2 file, which worked perfectly - the filters showed on movie clips as usual.