When using the bone tool, I have been fairly successful in working with either a shape or a selection of symbols. However, I am unable to connect a shape to a symbol. Is this possible with the bone tool or am I barking up the wrong tree? If not, is there some sort of work-around when part of the animation is constructed from symbols and part is constructed from shapes?
I believe that the bone tool uses one single object for animation purposes(as it actually breaks apart an image in 'bones'). I found this brief video tutorial online for using the bone tool in Flash.
Hopefully this helps,