haven't used Flash for several years having to relearn it. Dusted down my books and am working my way through them. Would it be worth my while to learn AC 3 - means buying BIG books. I am obviously not an advanced pro. Haven't finally decided what I will do. Possible a movie to showcase and demonstrate some art work I intend to promote. This would include text, navigational elements, galleries and possibly demonstrations of the techniques I use. I might put this on a disc that I would distribute. This might translate/develop wholly or partially into a web site. Would AC2 be sufficient or would there be benefits to AC3?
All of what you describe can be done using AS2, so if the intentions are not to pursue a career as a Flash designer, and you don't mind saving some money on books (or software if you still have an old version), then learning AS3 would only be a nice to do but not a need to.
There are benefits to AS3 but they might not be relevant to your current needs.
Thanks Ned, You have saved me a bob or two. The last time I worked in Flash I would often adapt examples from books to my needs. I am on the look of examples of galleries / slide shows I could adapt. Any suggestions. Neil
Use Google for your searching needs. Use terms like "AS2 gallery tutorial", "AS2 slideshow tutorial", etc...