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Setting up the main text - Movie Clip (cont)

Create a new Movie Clip, give it the name textMC. In the end, this Movie Clip will be put into a container movie window and will have the part of the scrollable text (we will use MC textMC placed within MC window because this way we can easily set the visibility of textMC to 0 when the person clicks the minimise button, but at the same time still leave the titelbar visible).
textMC has one layer already, rename it to actions.
In the first frame add the following actions:

balkheight = "80";
windowtext = _root.scrolltext;

With the second action we "transport" the variable scrolltext (which contains our text) from level 0 (_root) to variable windowtext in Movie Clip textMC. The first line of Action Script sets the variable balkheight which will be used to calculate the position of the drag-scroll bar later on

» 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. ( and NIC b.v. (
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