How To Make A Flash Button
Step 1. New Button Symbol. On the Menubar, click Insert > New Symbol to open the Create New Symbol dialog box. Name the symbol Nav_Button and set the Behavior to Button. When you click OK, you will see a new symbol called Nav_Button in the Library Panel (Window > Library).
Library Panel - Nav_Button Symbol
Step 2. The Timeline. You will also notice that the workspace has changed from the Stage to the Symbol-Edit mode which shows the Timeline for the Nav_Button symbol. By default you have one layer called Layer1 and four frames (Up, Over, Down and Hit). Also the Up frame already has a Keyframe.
Let's change the name of Layer1 to Shapes because we will be drawing the rectangle area that will define the clickable region for the button. Double click on the Layer1 name and type in the new name.
Next, we will need to add a Keyframe to the other three frames. So, click on the Over frame to select it (the white square will turn green). Then click Insert > Timeline > Blank Keyframe and a small dot will appear in the Over frame on the Shapes layer. Repeat this for the Down and Hit frames on the Shapes layer.
Insert Layer Button
Step 3. Add a Layer. We will now add a second layer. On this layer we will put the name or label of the button. We want to put this new layer above the Shapes layer so keep the Shapes layer selected and click on the Insert Layer button to create Layer2. Change the name of this new layer from Layer2 to Label.
Text Tool Icon
Step 4. Add the Name to the Button. We are still working on the Label layer. Click on the Up frame in the Label layer and you are ready to add the label for this button. This will be the Home button which will take your readers back to the homepage of your site. So we will label it Home. Click on the Text Tool icon and click on the small plus sign in the center of the workspace. This will open the Property Inspector for the Text Tool. Set the attributes for the Text Tool to whatever you want. You learned how to do this in the previous tutorial. I have set my attributes to the following.
Text Type: Static Text
Color: 000000 (Black)
Now type Home into the small box with the blinking cursor. Finally, click the Selection Tool icon (black arrow).
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