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Author: Rissa Fine Karpoff

First Steps

First, create your text file in a plain-text editor such as Notepad. (I'd suggest that you avoid using Microsoft Word® because it will convert special characters to plain text when you save the plain-text file.)

Before the first word of your text, type "myText=", and then put an ampersand (&) at the very end of the text. This process creates a variable, or container, for your text and also tells Flash where that variable's content ends.

Delete extra spaces between paragraphs. Flash will add space back in just like HTML default paragraph style does. Save the file as "textfile.txt".

Now, do you know enough HTML to tag your text? If so, skip to ActionScripting. If not, please read the next section.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-12-16
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I work in the training section of a non-profit agency. Being the only Flash user in my organization, I've used the techniques in this tutorial to avoid having to make constant edits to our training materials!
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