Okay, how do you locate where a movie clip resides if you don't see it in the timeline!? I was handed a Flash file in which there is a movie clip of an antimated button (lets call it button A) that I must swap out with another button (button B), but in order to do that I have to find the instance in which button A is used in the banner animation.
Its been difficult since there are multiple layers and scrubbing through the animation doesn't even show when the instances of the button A reside! The only time I see it, is when I export it. Other than that, I have to scrub through and click on every layer and take a shot in the dark by locating the little movie clip circle - which 9 times out of 10 is not the one I was looking for... Any help? Thanks!
use movie explorer.
scroll the library panel to the right and see if that movieclip was used. if it is, check other scenes.
if it shows no usage in the library panel, it's still possible it was added IF it had a linkage name. because it doesn't, you can be sure it was not added using actionscript.