In photoshop if you hold alt+shift when scaling it'll scale from the center point...so that you won't lose the positioning of whatever it is you're scaling. Is it possible to do that with Flash as well? If it is, it's not with the same hotkeys. It'd be handy to be able to do that when designing certain things.
in the ide, you can click the transform tool to move the transform point whereever you like.
Hold ALT(opt on MAC) and drag to scale the object with respect to one point.By default it scales wrt center.Hope this helps!