Josh was bitching on Twitter the other day about how if you select multiple objects in Flash and choose Convert to Symbol, it puts them all on the same layer, regardless of where they were before. Others agreed that it is frustrating. I know where he’s coming from doing production art, so I built this quick Command to do just that. If you save in your Commands folder, and re-boot Flash, you can re-map your F8 key to use this Command instead of the regular Convert to Symbol Command.
fl.getDocumentDOM().convertToSymbol('movie clip', '', 'top left'); fl.getDocumentDOM().enterEditMode(''); fl.getDocumentDOM().distributeToLayers();