This should be so easy but I can't figure it out.
I have a symbol called logo and I just want to edit it's Alpha transparency so it fades from in 0 to 100 over, sa, 25 frames.
If I "Edit In Place" I can see it's timeline but no matter where I click in the symbol (on the graphic) the color menu is missing from the properties box.
If I don't "Edit in place" I can click the symbol and the color menu is there in the properties box but I've lost the advantage of having a symbol with it's seperate timeline - indeed the fade stops on frame 3 in mycase as there where my main movie needs to stops - it never reaches th end of the fade in.
A graphic symbol can be faded if done using a timeline tween, but the contents within it cannot. So you probably need to take that symbol and place it inside a movieclip symbol and then tween the graphic symbol in the movieclip's timeline.
Thanks Ned - put me on the right track.
I created a blank symbol, placed the logo symbol inside that and tweened the blank symbol. Works fine.