I am new to Flash and ActionScript. I am trying to create a
series of buttons along the bottom of my page which display
different text boxes when my users rollover these. I can't seem to
hide the text as part of the over, so if someone rollsover the main
screen the text box pops up. If I hide the text boxes using a mask
they are invisible when the user rolls over the button and
therefore no use. Can anyone help me learn how to do this? Endless
web searches are not helping.
Sorry for a really basic question .... Thanks
You have a button symbol and have placed a keyframe in the Up
and Over states ignoring the other 2 states entirely.
If this is the case:
The problem comes from the Hit state - the fourth state in
the symbol. The Hit state is the active area of the button, this
allows you to make the type of button you are trying to make. What
is happening in your case, is, because you did not put something in
the Hit state, it is looking at the last state in the timeline for
itself. That state happens to be the Over state. If you put a blank
keyframe in the Hit state, and copy the Up state graphics over to
it your problem will be solved.