Flash Extension: Switch Library Names

When I’m working quickly, I’ll often find that I’ve swapped or duplicated the wrong symbol and my library names have gone haywire. In order to switch two names, you have give one a temporary name, since they can’t both have the same name at the same time. I wrote this extension to speed up that process. It takes two library symbols and switches their names. Nothing special…just a time saver.

(Compatibility: MX 2004 – Flash CS4)

Switch Library Names.mxp

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  1. ed says:

    I can’t believe I just found this. That happens to me all the time. If it works as advertised, this has made me very, very happy!

  2. Justin says:

    Cool! Hope it works out for you, Ed!

  3. Sam says:

    I can not understand how it works, can you describe in more detail?

  4. Justin says:

    Hi Sam,

    Say you select 2 symbols in the library, the 1st one is named “A” and the 2nd is named “B”. When you run the extension, the 1st will then be named “B” and the second “A”.

    It’s a quick way to correct a misnamed symbol.

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