Need help with sliding nav bar

I am trying to create a nav bar (760 x 90) that contains 5 equally spaced buttons. No problem so far. What I am having problems with is this:

The bar is being designed so that a semi-transparent image slides back and forth horizontally over the selected button, and remains there when that buttion is clicked. How can I script this image to visually slide from whatever button the image is over to the newly selected button?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

That would be something that looks like the sliding menu, if you see whe I mean (check the tutorial section). Basically, the buttons say on (rollOver) {new_dest = somewhere ;} and the image does onClipEvent (enterFrame) {I_go_to (new_dest) ;} That’s the ticket.

I’ll try and make an example for you.

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I viewed your .swf file and well, that is pretty much dead on what I am looking to do.

I tried to pull the .fla file, but it was html and jumbled, so I’ll check the tutorial you referenced.

Thank you very much for your help, I appreciate it!!


I have been working for hours to get my file to match yours unsuccessfully.

I was wondering if I could trouble you to repost the fla file or email it to me ([email protected]) so that I may compare the code and see what I am doing wrong.

Again, thank you so much for your help.

Hey monte,
I don’t undersand what you mean by ‘that is pretty much dead on what I am looking to do’ (darn English language !!!). But it you mean that this is what you’re trying to do, right click the link to the fla and choose ‘Save link as…’.

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“that is dead on what I am trying to do” = “That is exactly what I am trying to do”

“Dead on” = “Right on target” or “Exactly”

Jubba’s English Lesson for the day.

Ha Ha! Sorry about the confusion with the words…Jubba is right, that is exactly what I am looking to do.

However, I did try to right click on the .fla file and “Save as”, but was getting nothing but jumbled HTML code.

Is it possible to repost or email it?

Thank you very much,

You’re not dead on what you have to do, ‘Dude’. Yo. You have to Save link as, not save as.

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It probably shouldn’t have taken me two days to realize what I was doing wrong (forgetting to set the file type when I “saved target as”), but I have the file now.

Thank you once more for all of your help, this is perfect.