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Clickable menu pops up when you roll over an image

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All I want to do is hover over a background image and have a menu (that has multiple buttons on it) pop up as a result. I want the menu to be clickable - it'll have different hot spots that go to different web pages. Different menus pop up based on what part of the image you roll over.

Please be detailed in your response as I am new at Flash. I need step by step blow by blow instructions - please.

Please respons ASAP as I'm trying to get this done tonight. - Thanks!
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First draw a square shape over the image in your flash movie. dubble click it and it will be grouped and highlited. hit F8. then choose the "button" option. when that diolouge box disapears, double click the square shape again. this will open the button area. you will see 4 options on the top timeline --> 1. up,  2. over, 3. down, 4. hit<----

-> drag the key frame (grey frame with dot in middle) to the "hit" slot.
        -->the hit area defines the mouseover area for the burron. e.g. if they put there mouse over the sqaure shape area they will see the menu...

-> you will create your "menu in the "over" slot.

-> now you will create a generic button to be used in your menu. dram a rectangle shape long enough to fit your text for your menu in, and tall enough to fit in the size font you want. once again, double click it and hit F8. choose button option and name it "main". Now, you can add mouse over effects, like change color. In the up slot (when the mouse isent over the button) make it the color you want, in the over slot you can change the color again and make the down slot a different color if you want too. and just copy one of the frame into the hit area.... now double click outside the movie area once.

-> IMPORTANT: all of your menu buttons and text need to be in the "over" slot of ou "main" button

-> basicaly, you are goin to line up the button you with however many more you need....
-> Hit "ctrl - L" for your library. drag how ever many instances of your menu button you need on to the stage, and line them up. now creat a new layer in your timeline and add text over your menu buttons. after that doble click outside your movie are again and go back to your root level.  
-> hit (ctrl - enter) to test...
---> I hope this helps a little..... cheers, j3one
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Oh, depending on your need you could just use your "main" button with text links in it. (easyer if you just mant to link to URL's.... you can draw whatever menu style you want in the "over" keyframe
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