How to add tooltips with ONLY images using Flash 8 Pro

I'm need to add tooltips that dispaly images when 'moused over' in a Flash 8 Pro project.  I'm a novice at Flash, but if my hand is held enough, I will catch on.  I appreciate all the help you Experts are willing to give, but would prefer responses from someone that has acually done what they are suggesting.

You have to keep in mind, because you are the Experts, undoubtedly, things must come easier for you than the rest of use, so what seems simple to you , probably isn't for the rest of us.  
dct117Asked:
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julianopolitoCommented:
there are a lot of ways to do that. But to tell the best for you, you need to post your code, or sample url, where I can see where exactly you want to add tooltips. You can add tootips in buttons, menus, images, text... so on. So where do you intend to use tooltips? How much do you know of actionscript (you say you are intermediate, but you hilited you need to be guided by hand, it is a little confusing to me ;) )? So please give me more info so I can help.
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dct117Author Commented:
Take a look at http://www.urbanbuildgroup.com.    When you 'mouse over' the city names you'll see the tooltips.  I did not understand his logic in his coding.  The person that did the tooltip for this site used  the tooltip from http://www.walterzorn.com/tooltip/tooltip_e.htm.  It looks fine in HTML but displays horribly in Flash.

If I had to make a go of it on my own, I'd attach some actinscript to a button wich would be the city names.
BTW, I'm able to find my way around Flash;, but I mention having my hand held to get more concise solutions.  Often times I'm given tutorials that are difficult to use.
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julianopolitoCommented:
I'll create an example for you. My code will be commented so you can easily understand. Also if you still have any doubt just ask here, I'll explain to you.
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dct117Author Commented:
I'd very much appreciate an example.
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julianopolitoCommented:
can it be Actionscript 3.0 or you prefer actionscript 2.0?
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dct117Author Commented:
I'm not partial to either; I suppose whatever Flash 3 Pro supports.
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dct117Author Commented:
Ak I look at my comment, I di not mean to say Flash 3 Pro, I meant Flash 8 Pro.  Sorry.
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julianopolitoCommented:
ok
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dct117Author Commented:
julianopolito,

Are you still with me on the example you offered to creat for me?

Thanks,

dct117
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julianopolitoCommented:
sorry for the delay dct117! I'm trapped into some jobs here..... can you wait some more? And about the example, can it be simple? I'll try to create some today. sorry again
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dct117Author Commented:
julianopolito,

Certainly,  the example can be simple.  As the old saying goes, 'beggers can't be choosers'.  I appreciate all the help I can get.

Thanks
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dct117Author Commented:
julianopolito,

Any chance you can hlep me with an example in the next day or so,  I really need to complete this projext?

Thanks,

dct117
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julianopolitoCommented:
doing it now. I'm so sorry for the delay, I'm really stuck here. I send you that in a moment. thanks
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julianopolitoCommented:
Here it is:

- Create a document
- Create 3 buttons, instances named link1, link2 and link3
- Import 3 images to library
-Create 1 movieclip for each image
-Right click each image movieclip and select Linkage...
-Check Export for Actionscript option and hit OK

The fla is attached with code and comments. If you do not understand call me here. Thanks againg for being patient.

CHANGE .PDF to .FLA extension. I saved in Flash 8 format.



 
image-rollover-tips---Copy.pdf
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dct117Author Commented:
I as unable to change the extension of the file to .fla, but I tried creating the file based on the instructions with no success.
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julianopolitoCommented:
why could you not change the extension? Are you able to see the extensions of files in your windows explorer? If not you must change folder view settings to let you see extensions for known files, then you can change it. My instructions are only good if you can see the code together, otherwise it will lack tons of information. Try again, if you can't yet, let me know so I send you a link or email
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dct117Author Commented:
I suspect, I should be able to copy the code and just change the  button and movie names?  That's what I did, I cut/pasted your code and changed movie and button names and I got lots of errors.
errors.txt
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dct117Author Commented:
I cut/pasted your buttons and got no errors, but  the images don't show up.  
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julianopolitoCommented:
Hi!

This Symbol 1_lake is not a valid instance name. In actionscript you should use the instance names of the buttons. They MUST NOT have spaces in it, and they must begin with a letter or $ or _ . Please, click on the buttons on stage, go to the properties tab, and give each button a unique instance name (this is not the name on the library). Then change the code to have the instance names you just gave.
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dct117Author Commented:
I suppose I'm slower than I thought; I couoldn't get it to work.  I even tried using youe example, but using my images instead of your, but that didn't work.  I don't know where I'm going wrong.  It's even more confusing, to try figuring out what the person before me did on the example I showed you.  I think even if I could figure out your example, I'm not quite sure how to get rid of all the stuff he added.
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julianopolitoCommented:
i do not know exactly what to do then. What do you want to do?
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dct117Author Commented:
I guess I'm going to have to pay someone.  Your example seemed easy enough although, I don't know why I'm having trouble.  However, the code that's in the file I need to edit, I don't understand it at all; more than anything, I'm not exactly sure what to get rid of.  I only have afew days to get this project done.
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dct117Author Commented:
No comment to add.
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julianopolitoCommented:
Well, although the user does not know how to do the whole thing, I did answer and solved his problem.
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dct117Author Commented:
Just incase there is confusion, I think julianopolito should get the 125 points.  His coding was fine and his example worked.  The problem lies on my end; I'm afraid to tackle my project as I don't understand my freelancers logic.
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julianopolitoCommented:
thank you dct117. If you need service, I can provde for you, and let the code clean enough for you to understand.
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modus_operandiCommented:
Based on http:#a21055781, forced accept.

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