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Setting up the main text - Movie Clip

Create a blank frame at frame 2 and add the frame-label load to it, also add the following action to this frame:

if (scrolltext ne "") {
    gotoAndPlay ("end");

This will test if the variable scrolltext is not equal to nothing (e.g. if the variable has a content --> text), if so.. it will go to frame with label end and stop. You can always modify it later if you add more variables to your external texfile; change it according to your textfile by using the last defined variable instead of scrolltext. If the text is not loaded yet, then scrolltext is still empty and the Movie Clip will continue to the next frame. To create a loop between frame 2 and 3 wich will run and check until scrolltext is not equal to nothing (e.g. if it has content) we create an empty keyframe at frame 3 and put the following action:

gotoAndPlay ("load");

Next, create an empty keyframe at frame 4 and give it the label end. Add the following actions to the frame to stop the main timeline

stop (); 
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-01-25
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» Author
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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