How to create text hyperlinks in your flash movies
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When working with flash movies, it is common to create hyperlinks in the form of buttons that when clicked takes users to external websites. However, there are instances when you don't want a button, but instead have any text item clickable. If you're not already aware, Toufee lets you add buttons to your flash movies. Buttons add the interactivity element to your flash movies in the sense that you may jump to a specific section, have the flash movie pause/play at specific times, or eventually open a website link when clicked. This video tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN_FqGlBduA) actually discusses in detail on how to work with buttons in the Flash Builder. Buttons as Text Items What some customers have requested is the ability to add hyperlinks to regular text items. If you look at the current text item option available in the Flash Builder, there isn't a direct option to hyperlinks text items. The way around the issue is to use the NoSkin skin-type for the button. This turns the flash button into a regular text item. This virtually creates a text item with the hyperlink features of a button. While internally this item is treated as a button, you may use the regular editor options to change the font, text style, etc on the "NoSkin" -type button. Note that the instructions/screenshots provided above applies only to the Flash Builder. In the next article, we'll discuss how to create hyperlinks for flash movies created using the Flash Apps like Flash Slideshow Maker, Flash Accordion Maker, etc.