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Creating Individual Letters

There are actually two SWI files that you have to create for this effect to work. This first SWI file I named 'indyletters.swi'. This SWI will be used to export each individual letter as a SWF which will be loaded in the second SWF file using the action "Load Movie".

Figures 1 and 2 show the setup that I used to create the individual letters:
Fig 1 Fig 2

Depending on the font type and size that is used, you will have to manually adjust the vertical and horizontal of the individual letters. You can do this by selecting the layer name of the individual letters and then use your arrow keys to move the letters so that they overlap the whole word. Once you get good at this, you can manually adjust these values in the "Text" tab (see Fig 3). I used the whole word "" as a guideline for this, and made sure to 'hide' the text object containing this guide in all exported files by selecting frame 0 in that object line, clicking "Add Action" and then selecting "Hide" (see Fig 2.). You will also want to add a "show" action in the text layer for the letter that you won't be applying the effects to, and you will want to add a "stop" action in frame 1 of the Scene layer.

Fig 3
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Added: 2001-03-28
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