1/ You have a large pale blue alpha box over the whole background, I assume this is the area that if the mouse rolls off the menu bar returns to its original position?
A) the alph box is acualy a transparent button, you can create it this way
- insert new symbol (button), call it any thing you want, but i recommend(transparent button).
- now in this buttons edit mode, don’t add any thing to any of its frames exept the last frame(hit area), and a hit area (i usualy use a box chape), you can see it if you press the edit on the transparent button in the fla i sent.
- doing the above created a button that you can place any where in the movie and it will be invisible when the movie plays.
b) as for the roll off thing, well it was a bit more complicated than that so i will try to write a documintation on how it was done as soon as possible.
2/ I’ve never seen the actionscript “_root” though I understand some of the principal, that it is pointing to the internal movie frame actionscripts “on” and “off” - is there any documentation on this or could you elaborate on it further?
a) well, _root controlls the root off your fla, i mean you can access any thing from any place using _root. i can’t be very clear on it for it has to be explained with examples, but chick this out
“on” is a frame label, like a target you use it instead of etlling the movie to go to a frame number, it is more iffeciet this way.
_root.movie1, is a way to access a instance of a movie clip that you created and called (movie1), the reason you use _root, is because the movie1 is in a different level than the one your writting the script in. (i think i can be more specific)
as i said i will document the emplimintation of the fla i posted as soon as i can.
glad i could help