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Using Text as Hyperlinks in Flash6

Posted on 2003-03-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Has something changed in Flash 6 regarding Hyperlinks?
I typed out some text, converted it to a button and then added a
getURL command. When the mouse rolled over the button it changed to
a finger icon as it was supposed to; however, when I test the movie or
publish it and then run the swf, the mouse pointer changes to bar icon and
will not navigate to the link.  I can export the text as a gif, reimport it and
change it to a button, then make the url work correctly, but I lose image
quality doing that.  I'm 99% certain that I created hyperlink buttons from
text in Flash5.  Am I missing something here???
Question by:Mach1pro
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Accepted Solution

ocgstyles earned 500 total points
ID: 8213569
It sounds like your textbox is selectable.  Either disable that option, or make the textbox static text.  Those options are in the properties window when the textfield is selected.


Author Comment

ID: 8213731
Now that was so simple you made me look stupid.
I didn't even think about that last project I worked on, I was using  Input Text.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8213737
I think you may have just left the text as the hit area of the button, instead of making a shape like a square the hit area.

that is a common mistake people have...

If the button does not have text in the hit area, then there is not problem...


Expert Comment

ID: 8213890
i knew faily quickly what the problem was, because it happened to me once too!  =)
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Expert Comment

ID: 8219070
I avoid the problem all together by just making the hit area a shape...  but sometimes I forget to delete the text as well  :)


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