Sorry for lack of terminology but I want to create movie clips with moving graphics or objects and so want to see the boundaries of the stage. At present the whole area is filled with my stage colour. A setting somehwere?
The only way I know to do this is to edit the movieclip in place. In other words, create the clip (or at least a little bit of it) and put it on the stage. Then double click the clip and you will be on its timeline, but you will still see where the stage boundries are.
Or you could also make a layer at the bottom or your movieclip layers with a colored rectangle the size of your stage. In that case it would be good to orient that background layer to align the upper left or right or some such....