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Setting up the Main Text - Movie Clip (cont.)

Step 3 (cont.) :

Create a new layer and rename it to back. Change the stacking order of the layers so that back is under text (you can change the stacking order of the layers by dragging them and letting them go between, under or above other layers) Create a empty keyframe at frame 4 of this layer and draw a background square for the text. I created a white square on top of a red square to make it look better, i suggest making it a little biger then the textfield size, and leave some place for the scroll buttons. Now it should look something like this

Now go back to the main stage and drag an Instance of the window Movie Clip on the canvas.. somewhere in the middle. Click Control - Test Movie to see if you indeed get a window with text in it as a result. If so, we'll continue, if not, check the previous steps to find out where it went wrong

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Added: 2000-12-27
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Patrick Jansen is a freelance flash-, graphic- and webdesigner. Born in Holland, currently residential in Brazil. Worked for the compagnies Lectric b.v. ( and NIC b.v. (
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