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Author: Patrick Jansen | Website: http://orbita.starmedia.com/~pjv

Setting up the main text - Movie Clip

If you don't want to use an external textfile for your text, check the tutorial for flash 4 info window and see how it is done there.

Step 1 :

Create a textfile, save it with the name scrolltext.txt in the same folder as where you will save the flash-file. In the textfile you need to type the following text
scrolltext=YOUR TEXT
titel=YOUR TITEL (use & before and = after every new variable exept for the first one to define them as variables)
where YOUR TEXT is the text you will want to put in the scrollwindow (Make sure it's long enough so you can see the effect of scrolling) and YOUR TITEL is the titel you want to appear in the bar of the info-window

Step 2 :

Open a empty flash-document.
First we'll load our text into the main timeline (later we'll transfer it into the window Movie Clip). Rename the existing layer to Actions. In the first fame add the action

loadVariables ("scrolltext.txt", ""); 

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-01-25
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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. (www.lectric.nl) and NIC b.v. (www.notenbomer.nl).
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