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Author: Mike Lyda | Website: http://oddhammer.com

Creating the dynamic text area

Now use the text tool to create a large text box filling the bottom half of the stage. Set the properties of the text box as shown below:

Note:
  • The text area is Dynamic Text rather than Static Text.
  • The variable is set to dynamic_text (the variable used in the very beginning of each of your text files)
  • The font is set to _sans

The font can be set to other fonts, but be careful. If you use a font other than the system fonts you should experiment with what characters from that font should be embedded (all, lowercase only, etc.). The system fonts (_sans, _serif, etc) are the safest bet, however I've found that about a third of the fonts that I have installed contain the full unicode character set and will display unicode characters just fine.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-04-19
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Mike Lyda is the Program Head for the Internet Technologies degree at Stanly Community College. http://www.stanly.cc.nc.us
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