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Flash Animation 20: Flash for Web Design: Text Links

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Introduction
Flash Animation 20: Flash for Web Design: Text Links
Flash has more uses than creating animated shorts or games. You can also use it to create animated or interactive menus for web pages and applications, interfaces--or even entire web pages themselves.

To start off simply, we're just going to create the foundation for a basic text menu. You can make both graphic links and text links in Flash; text links are the easiest to create, and so that's how we'll begin.

First, create a new document. Usually we work in a default 4:3 ratio, but for this we're just making a menu bar that would fit into a certain area of a web page. I've made mine 600 pixels wide by 75 pixels tall.

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