NO CLUE - attachMovie question - Flash 8

OK. Normally if I had this situation, I’d make a bunch of external .swfs, and load them. But in this case there are too many tiny mcs to deal with…so…

I have a movie. It has a whole bunch of mcs in its library. It has some buttons. I want to use attachMovie in the following way:

on the button:

on (release){
	_parent.attachMovie ("movieclip_mc","new", 4);

This works GREAT with export in first frame checked in my linkage. It doesn’t work AT ALL without it checked, and I CANNOT export everything in the first frame because I MUST PRELOAD the entire thing on frame 1.

I’ve never used attachMovie before, and I am new, new, new to Flash 8 (came from regular MX) so maybe there’s something I’m missing.

Any help would be great!

Thanks so much in advance for any advice…