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Subject: Re: FLASH: buttons/symbols/instances/tell targets
From: Marc Hoffman
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:04:57 GMT

At 11:32 AM 3/25/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I am confused (what else is new<g>) as to when to edit, in order to
>assign actions such as "start" and "stop", buttons...since flash allows
>you to edit the symbols, themselves, as well as instances.

Actions work two ways:

1) When assigned in Frame Properties, the action will be carried out when
playback reaches the frame. This can occur in the main timeline or in the
timeline of a movie clip.

2) On Mouse Event (rollover, press[click], release, rollout, dragover,
dragout). Mouse Event actions are assigned to the instance (on-stage
occurence) of a button.

Hence, Movie clips are generally the only symbol you place actions _in_;
other actions are assigned to the main timeline or to a button
(double-click the button on stage to bring up instance properties>actions).

Hope this helps. There are good tutorials that come with Flash and also on
the web. Please try them.

Marc Hoffman
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  Re: FLASH: buttons/symbols/instances/tel, Bob Schwartz

  FLASH: buttons/symbols/instances/tell ta, Bob Schwartz

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