I having a really hard time with the bones. My character is from the right side so that he can walk on stage. I'm trying to setup the bones but I'm encountering 2 problems. First the bone does not want to connect from the forearm to the hand. Second then I do set up the bones it completely rearranges all my layers so now my feet are on top of the pants and the left arm is on the right side of the body. I am a newbie but I looked all over the web and all they show me are characters that are facing the screen, as is no one ever drew a character from the side. Here's a screenshot incase that helps.
To change the layer order of each symbol after bones have been applied, right click over each bone and from the context menu select Arrange > Send to Back...
I just created a quick and dirty side view run cycle using simple shapes and the Bone tool. When applying the bones to the symbols the symbols indeed change their hierarchy. After I was done with the armature, I right-clicked over the symbols I want to re-arrange and selected Arrange > Send to Back. Checkout my FLA - hope it helps:
Thank you sooo much! I was going crazy.