i made a face saved it as a symbol then made a mouth and saved it as a symbol then when i tried to drag the mouth to be in front of the face it went to the back
does anyone have a solution to this if so please let me know.
Here is some in-depth info which should hopefully be helpful and answer many questions that will pop as you progress:
Man, you really spammed the tags for this thread. ActionScript? Exchange extensions? Tablet? What do any of those have to do with your issue?
Well anyway, are you working with a single layer or multiple layers? If a single layer, you can press Ctrl-Up Arrow/Down Arrow to move symbols forward and back in the stacking order. Or you can right-click the symbol and select Arrange -> Bring to Front.
If you're working with multiple layers, you can drag a layer toward the top to make it draw earlier.
Or you might be doing a combination of both.
Also, shapes will always (within the same layer) always draw behind groups and symbols.