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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Flash™ 8 in 24 Hours by Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 14. Making Buttons for the User to Click

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • How to create simple buttons

  • How to create multistate buttons that include a down state and an over state

  • How to create buttons with advanced features such as animated states and sound effects

  • How to control what area on a button is clickable

  • How to create invisible buttons

Now that you've learned how to create basic drawings and simple animations in Flash, we can move on to what's possibly the most compelling attribute of Flash: interactivity. A plain linear animation can be quite powerful on its own. When you add interactivity, though, the users are engaged. They become part of the movie. In this hour, and the next two, you'll learn how to add interactivity to movies. ...

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