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Subject: Re: FLASH: Making whole movie linked
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 22:20:51 GMT

At 01:34 PM 1/28/00 , you wrote:

>I would like to make a movie that would respond to a mouse click anywhere
>on the movie at any time during the movie linking to a URL. Can I make the
>background clickable?
>How else can I do it, can I make an invisible button?

yes, make an invisible button.

Easy way:

- add top layer to movie;
- draw a rectangular fill (no outline) and select it;
- use align (ctrl-k) to center it both ways and match the dimesions to
the page;
- hit F8, make it a button symbol;
- edit the button so the rectangle appears only in the Hit frame, nowhere
else;
- on stage, double-click the invisible button (which will have a light
cyan tint but won't show in the exported movie);
- assign the button a Get URL action.


Marc Hoffman

Poison Dart Frog Media: Specializing in Flash Animation and Digital Audio
Production
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Replies
  RE: FLASH: Dynamic Variable issue, Wang, Andy
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