I know I've built these buttons many times and don't remember
this problem. I haven't been using Flash as much, so maybe I
Basically I like to make invisible box buttons to place under
the text layer to change the background color and create a faux
text button with a bigger "hit" area than the text itself. So the
_up state is invisible (no fill or a fill with 0% alpha--I tried
both) the _over state has a subtle color change. no _down state and
the _hit should be implied, but just to be safe I added the same
boxed fill for the _hit.
I've named each instance and called it correctly in the AS. I
know this is true because the buttons work when they are on a layer
on top of the text layer...but not when under the text. I don't
remember this being a problem before.