In the action panel, the script assistant fails to insert--or
inserts erratically- the "on [this event]" line, inserting only the
action itself. The action therefore doesn't work. Any thoughts
about what's wrong? I am a new Flash user.
When this process fails, do you have a movieClip or a button
selected on the stage? When you try and add an event, do you see
the options in the script assist section of the window, the
"press", "release", etc.?
Thanks so much! That clarifies what I was doing wrong. I was,
without attending to it, sometimes selecting the the button layer
but not the button instance. So much detail and so few brain cells!
I really appreciate your help.