I can't figure out how to word this question to make it make sense, but here goes...
I have a page with 2 parts, Graphics and Photos... I want the Photos part to have a "next page" and "previous page" button that won't interfere with the Graphics part, in case I want to add a next/back button to that too... but they're all on the same page... so do I have to make a new state for each combination of pages? (like graphics page 2 and photos page 3 together, graphics page 2 and photos page 4 together, etc etc) because I could probably do that... Or is there an easier way?
Thanks in advance!
Your solution here is custom components, each of which can have its own states. Make the graphics portion a custom component, and the pictures portion a custom component. That way, you can buttons to the pictures component that changes its states, while leaving the graphics component unchanged.
Rob is correct on the approach. You can read a tutorial I wrote on creating a component like that here: http://chrisgriffith.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/using-custom-components-in-flash-catalyst/