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I am aware there are a few manually setup methods to have flash look like you clicked on a hot/hyperlinked word and do something. I am building many elearning frames and I want certain words to link to glossary. Is there a generic way to obtain "word clicked" which would allow me to simply set color for that word in design time - then in my handler code for the paragraphs - have code that says... if color attribute blue then go look it up term ____ in glossary?
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wouldn't it be simpler to hyperlink the word? Are you using static or dynamic text?
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can you direct me to or briefly describe how to "hyperlink" the word and have it hit a flash function? Dynamic or static is open option.
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okay, if you want the text to run a function call, you need to use whats known as asFunction.

to do this, you need to make the text field in which the text including the hyperlinked text a dynamic textfield with the render text as html option selected. the box that looks like <>....

then, in your timeline put the following code.

function doGlossary() {
      //put whatever code it is here for your flash function
}
testtext.htmlText = "Hello there <A HREF='asfunction:doGlossary>Click here</a>";

so you must change the testtext to the instance name of your textfield - in the example above, the click here part becomes the active link, which when clicked will run the doGlossary function.

make sense?

blu. :-)



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