Scroller questions, please help

Hi there,

I am trying to figure out how to make a scroller with animated buttons in it instead of text. The tutorials I’ve found seem to only be for text scrolling though. Is it the same type of deal that a text scroller uses or is it something different?
I would like the animated buttons in the scroller to open external swf’s. Does anyone know off the top of their head any tutorials where I can see how this is done so I can teach myself?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.