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Author: J. Dytrych

Setting up the ActionScript

On the frame that you put your text box on, in the "Actions" layer, open up the Actions menu in Expert Mode and type:


This, quite obviously, stops the document from entering the next frame.

Then we need to declare the 12 Variables that will be used in the script:

var textIn;
var textOut;
var textOut1;
var textArray;
var cursor;
var cursorS;
var num;
var numA;
var variance;
var flash
var flasher;
var flashrate;

Some of the variables need to be defined, as shown below, but you can change textIn to whatever you like:

textIn = "This text doesn't really say anything. In fact the only reason its here is because otherwise I wouldn't have anything to write a tutourial about. So if your reading this, your probably wasting your time. Sorry about that.";
textOut= " ";

The variance number can be anything between 0 and 30, depending on the speed and variance of the text being typed

cursor = "|";
flash = 0;
flasher = true;

The cursor variable could also be "_" depending on what you are making

The next part splits textIn into individual letters and stores them in textArray:

textArray = textIn.split("");

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2009-08-14
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