Sliding Menu Flash MX 2004

Hi Guys,

I’m new to Actionscripting with Flash!
I came across the tutorial for sliding menus in the Flash 5 section of this site.

I was just wondering if I follow the version 5 tutorial in MX 2004 am I doing more steps than needed in the newer version? Is there now a faster way?
I know MX 2004 has the Scroll Pane Component, but doesn’t seem to be all that customizable.

Any info or other tuts appreciated.

Thanks, Shawn