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Author: Matthew Damon | Website: http://www.angelfire.com/sports/theplague2001

Text Box Creation

First, create a dynamic text box with some text in it. This is done by selecting a text box on the stage and choosing dynamic text from the drop-down list under the text options tab. Then select Multiline, and check Word Wrap. Under variable, type the text _root.text1. Putting the "_root" before the variable name puts the variable in the _root directory, thus making it more accessable for calling it later. I personally do this for all my text variables in all of my movies. Then make sure that the [...] button is pushed. This allows all types of text to be seen in the text box. The other buttons are self-explanatory as to which types of text they allow in the text box. After the text box is ready, make your buttons. I just used one button in the common libraries. There needs to be two buttons, an up button and a down button.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-12-18
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Matt is just starting out in the internet world. He operates a website for his paintball team, and has plans to become a computer engineer in the future.
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