First let me say I am new to Director. I have only done a few
projects that consist of a main menu with a few buttons that open
up PPT's and PDF's. Very basic stuff that I have been able to
Now my job has a new project that has a main menu that will
link to other Director movies. What the client wants, and I can't
seem to figure out is this: The buttons on the main menu are text.
When the cursor moves over the text the client wants a white box
(rectangle) to appear behind the text as a highlight. When the
cursor leaves the text the white box will dissappear.
Any help on how I can acomplish this would be appreciated.
If each text item is it's own cast member, then you might be
just change the ink on rollover. Go from background
trasparent to copy.
If the each of these text buttons is not a member of it's
own, then you
could create another bitmap member and move it in to position
text sprite on rollover and move it away on roll out. You
could set up
the loc for each text button's white box and then use that to
white box sprite. A third method would be to make each of the
button as a bitmap and then make another version with the
surround. Then its just a simple member change. Remember,
it should look like text, doesn't mean that it actually has
to be a text