I am currently learning to use flash and i am following the ebook guide. On lesson 2 at the end, it requests you to select a complex shape, go to the bucket option and change the fill colour to dark brown. I tried that but the fill option has a red line across it and it cannot be selected. I need to complete this step if i want to finish lesson 2. I tried different things but it seems like the shape cannot be edited. I looked and it is not locked.
an image of the console:http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9786/problemo.png
The Properties window shows you information about the current selection. You have the line selected so that is what the Properties window is showing. A line won't normally have a fill, so the fill is showing empty.
Place the line on its own layer. Lock the other layers. Use Select All from the Edit menu. Use the Paint Bucket tool to fill the line's interior. You don't have to go through all of those steps ordinarily, but there are any number of reasons why the fill is failing for you.
Having same issue and "any number of reasons" really annoys me for an answer. Here is my screen shot:
Fill should fill between lines, should it not? I can't get the bucket to fill my leaves with green. All images are shapes, not objects.
Appreciate any pointers as to what I'm doing wrong in this case.