First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Search tutorials
Author: Doug Ketcher Jr. | Website: http://

Importing to Flash

Now you will just need to choose the keyframe in which you want to place your button and simply click on File and Import from the top menu. This will open your file system on your local hard drive and you can then navigate to the temporary folder to which you saved the button *.gif (s) . First choose your original button, the one you created as the Up instance.

NOTE: after you have imported the graphic for the up instance of the button do not move it from its place on the stage.
This will help you align the next instance because flash will then import the next graphic in the exact same spot saving you the trouble of aligning the two instances. Once it is imported into Flash 5 simply press F8 to define that image as a button. Select Button as the behavior and click on OK. Now you will need to right mouse click on the button on the stage and click Edit in Place. This will open up the time line for your button. Select the second keyframe which at this point will be blank. Right mouse click the over keyframe and select Insert Blank Keyframe, now click on File and Import again. Now select the second instance of your button. It will import exactly in the position as the up instance, providing you didn't move your first import on your stage. You may at this time want to also right mouse click the down keyframe and select insert keyframe. That way the down instance has the exact same look as the over instance when a user clicks that button. Now click back to your main timeline or scene.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-05
Rating: 8 Votes: 54
(10 being the highest)
» Author
I work out of my home as a freelance website designer and developer. I work everyday with Fireworks and Flash 5, And have discovered the use of Fireworks for creating graphics and especially for creating buttons for flash works great.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.