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When you've finished, choose Edit > Edit Movie or click on the Scene 1 tab above your layers, and then drag the button symbol out of the Library to create an instance of it in the movie.

Your first button!!

To test drive your piece of art, choose Control > Enable Buttons. This will allow your mouse interact with your button. Try a mouse over and a click.

The next step is to define the actions your mouse will perform. We will look at action in a later tutorials dealing with Mouse Events and Actions, but just so you know how to get there. Select the frame your button is in and choose Modify > Frame. The Frame Properties dialog box will reappear but this time select the Actions tab.


Further Reading:

  1. Read our tutorial on Creating Checkboxes in Flash to learn how to make a switch.
  2. To create the floating context label have a look at our tutorial on Building a Button Label.

Good luck and happy flashing.

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