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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe by Phillip Kerman

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Hour 15. Basic Interactivity

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to create simple buttons the user can click

• How to get started using ActionScript to make Flash do exactly what you want

Flash’s programming language is called ActionScript. Like any programming language, ActionScript lets you write instructions that your movie will follow. Without ActionScript, your movie will play the same way every time. If you want the user to be able to stop and start the movie, for example, you need ActionScript.

ActionScript has grown from just a handful of available instructions to a full-fledged programming language. This means it’s gotten more powerful. But it also means it’s gotten more complex. The most intimidating side effect of this complexity ...

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