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How to create a button symbol

Buttons give visitors a way to control parts of a movie. You can use button symbols to create interactive buttons that respond to mouse clicks, rollovers, or other visitor interaction. Button symbols are four-frame interactive movie clips. The first three frames display the button’s three possible states: Up, Over, and Down. The fourth frame, Hit, defines the active area of the button. The timeline for a button doesn’t play like other movies; it reacts to pointer movement and actions by jumping to and displaying the appropriate frame. You can create the image that represents your buttons in several ways. For example, you can use an existing graphic as the button, or you can create a shape by using the drawing tools.