Animate is a waste of tiime

Engaged ,
Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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I've spent all day trying to accomplish a very simple task. I want to make an interactive button, with a particular shape, which, when clicked, displays some text. Could anything be simpler? But at every turn with Animate I'm forced to learn Actionscript. This is like buying a car and being given a book on automotive engineering. Seriously,  is there an alternative to this piece of trash? I mean really, I can hardly believe any human being has the patience to learn this program.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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why are you creating an actionscript document?  are you trying to make a mobile app?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Are you just jumping into Animate and seeing what you can do? 

 

It's actually very, very easy to create a button.

 

Adobe Animate User Guide > How to create buttons with Animate

https://helpx.adobe.com/in/animate/user-guide.html/in/animate/using/creating-buttons.ug.html

 

There are also come great tutorials here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/in/animate/tutorials.html

 

 

From what you're described, you should just need a Button Symbol in one Frame and the text you want to display in another.  I've found it helfpul to use Labels to control which Frame a button jumps to.

 

 

 

 

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Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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If you consider Animate trash and find it so problematic to use - there is other software out there. Honestly, it isn't for everyone and that is fine!

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