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In Flash CS5 using AS3, is it possible to select and link text in the TLF text mode (Advanced Character option) to jump to another frame instead of hyperlinking it to open up an html site?

Hello, I'm working in Flash CS5 (for the Mac), using ActionScript 3.0.  I'm creating something simliliar to a web site (it will be hosted on our Agency's intranet) and would like to select a few words of text in a TLF textbox and be able to link the text to jump to another frame number/name and play it from there when the user clicks on the link.  Under Advanced Character in TLF text, I only see the option to hyperlink the text to open up a URL when clicked on.  I have also attached a component UIScrollbar to the text box.

Is there any way possible to fix this issue?

Thank you.
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As far as I know, there is no way to do that. Maybe you can do that using flashvars. I will look into it and get back to you if I come up with something.
DEPAdminAuthor Commented:
I wasn't sure if this was even possible myself.  Thanks, I appreciate it!
here's a working sample, taken from this link: http://blancer.com/tutorials/85933/flash-cs5-for-designers-using-tlf-text-as-a-button/

import flashx.textLayout.events.FlowElementMouseEvent;
import flashx.textLayout.elements.LinkElement;
import flashx.textLayout.elements.SpanElement;
import flashx.textLayout.elements.TextFlow;
import flashx.textLayout.elements.ParagraphElement;
import flashx.textLayout.formats.TextDecoration;
import flashx.textLayout.container.ContainerController;
import flashx.textLayout.formats.TextLayoutFormat;
import flashx.textLayout.elements.Configuration;
import flashx.textLayout.formats.TextAlign;

var containerSprite:Sprite = new Sprite();
this.addChild( containerSprite );
containerSprite.x = 25
containerSprite.y = 50;

var container:ContainerController = new ContainerController( containerSprite, 400, 300);
var config :Configuration = new Configuration();
var charFormat:TextLayoutFormat = new TextLayoutFormat();
charFormat.fontFamily= "Arial, Helvetica,_sans";
charFormat.fontSize = 14;
charFormat.color = 0X000000;
charFormat.textAlign = TextAlign.LEFT;
config.textFlowInitialFormat = charFormat;

var textFlow :TextFlow = new TextFlow();
var p:ParagraphElement  = new ParagraphElement();
p.linkHoverFormat  = { color:0XFF0000 };
p.linkNormalFormat = { color:0x0000FF,textDecoration:TextDecoration.NONE };

var link:LinkElement = new LinkElement();
link.addEventListener(FlowElementMouseEvent.CLICK, linkClicked);

var linkSpan:SpanElement = new SpanElement();
linkSpan.text = "Click here" ;

var span:SpanElement = new SpanElement();
span.text = " to see your star spin on the stage";


function linkClicked(evt:FlowElementMouseEvent) :void{
   // gotoAndPlay(3);

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