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Author: Brett Taylor | Website:


In this tutorial we're going to learn how to get Flash to read information out of text files. If you frequent the board (what? you DON'T? ;) ) you might have seen my signature, which reads a text file containing a short blurb on my current projects. Using this technique is also helpful when distributing SWF files to clients. All they have to do is edit the text file, thus not requiring Flash, Flash knowledge, or HTML. Easy. OK, lets look at my example.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-08-22
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Brett Taylor is undergoing treatment for Flash induced manic depression. When he uses it he's manic when he doesn't he's depressed. Part of his therapy involves working part-time at a chinese restaurant, studying multimedia and maintaining a strict diet of fruit biscuits. He also likes cheese too... a lot (with fruit biscuits).
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  • Thanks a Lot

    Posted by maria on 12/13/2012 08:55pm

    Thank you Mr Brett for posting about this. A great help for me as a beginner in using Flash :)

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