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Setting up the target movie clip

First, Our remote message is loaded into a target movie clip using loadmovie. Let's set this up by first making a new blank movie clip:
make a new movie clip

Drag it to the stage, and give it an instance name of "remote." The top-left corner of your message will be right where you place this MC. If you want it to appear on top of everything else, put it on it's own layer, and drag that layer to the top.
remote MC on the stage

Make a lew layer, name it 'actions' (it's good to keep everything seperate, nice and neat)
make an action layer
That little circle is your blank (empty) movie clip.

Double-click on the first frame in the aciton layer, opening the actions box. Choose loadMovie from the "actions" menu, type in the full URL of your remote swf into the URL field. This would be something like ""
the loadmovie action

in the location field, select Target in the dropdown. Type in the instance name of your blank movie clip, in this case "remote". Alternatively, you can also click in the target textbox, and then the tiny target icon on the bottom right corner of the action window. This will open up a dialog box allowing you to see and choose your target.

That's all the setup you need! Now we'll build our remote message.

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Added: 2001-05-25
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