First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Eddie Carroll | Website: http://www.flashkit.com

Modify Text Attributes

To add text with modifications to its attributes simply Choose the Text Tool on the tool bar, modify the attributes below the tool bar, then click on the stage where you want the text to start. Modifying the font, its size, colour and style of existing text is exactly the same as a word processor. The alignment is also the same. However the next two need further explanation.

The icon next to the alignment icon below the tool bar is the Paragraph Properties. Once you click on it a dialog box will appear which will allow you to modify the left and right margins, the indentation and the spaces between the lines.

The icon at the bottom is the Text Field icon. I won't go into it here because it is dealt with in the tutorial on Adding Text Fields. Needless to say, if you select this icon, the rectangle you drag on the stage or create when you click on the stage will be a text field. These are used to interact with your visitor, allowing them to extract or add text from your movie.

So there you go adding text is just toooo easy!!!

The next step is learning how to perform a transformation on your text like rotation, flip and skew which can be found in our tutorial on Text Transformations. If you're also having issues with different fonts on different systems or designing movies with fonts for multiple platforms check out our tutorial on Device Fonts.

In the meantime happy flashing!

» Level Basic

Added: 2000-02-06
Rating: 7 Votes: 342
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Eddie was the content editor for Flash Kit.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.