Hey guys, I'm new to Actionscript (and Flash, for that matter), but I'm trying to learn them both for work. I come from a print background, plus I'm an old guy (46), so this has been pretty excruciating.
I've been through training on lynda.com, but here's the hard part - I'm using Flash CS5, but the company's system can only use Actionscript 2.0. A lot of the training aids I'm using like lynda.com and an old copy of "Actionscript for Dummies" don't seem to work in CS5, even when my output settings are set to publish to AS 2.0. I found an ancient trial version of FlashMX, and everything that didn't work in CS5 worked there, but needless to say the 30 day trial didn't give me time to learn much.
Long story short (or is it too late for that?), I'm having a really hard time learning "obsolete" software.
For example, a project I'm working on needs a separate "play" button for an embedded video file. I know the player itself has controls on the skin, but the client wants a big, pretty "play" button to start the video. I have the video placed in the flash file (works fine), and the pretty play button built, but I can't figure out how to make it work. Everything I'm finding online describes how to do this in AS 3.0, but I need it to work in AS 2.0. Can anyone please
Please feel free to talk down to me like a child - that's probably the level that I'm at right now...