[Flashcoders] Dynamic Text Boxes in Flash CS4

2010-05-26 Thread Donald Talcott
I have some static text boxes that I need to make dynamic.
Questions;
1. Do you have to render text as HTML in a Dynamic text box in order to use 
multiple font sizes and colors within each box?
2. When I render the text as HTML, format the type, get it looking good. Then I 
click outside the text box, the text weight and line spacing changes.
When I select the text box again with the text tool, the type appears correct 
as I originally set it.

Is this normal or is Flash messing with my mind.



Don Talcott
316 Greenwood Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
404 538-1642
dtalc...@mindspring.com



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Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamic Text Boxes in Flash CS4

2010-05-26 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

On May 26, 2010, at 4:07 PM, Donald Talcott wrote:


I have some static text boxes that I need to make dynamic.
Questions;
1. Do you have to render text as HTML in a Dynamic text box in  
order to use multiple font sizes and colors within each box?


I have found this to be the case, but you can control it with CSS as  
well. Others may be able to tell you different.


2. When I render the text as HTML, format the type, get it looking  
good. Then I click outside the text box, the text weight and line  
spacing changes.
When I select the text box again with the text tool, the type  
appears correct as I originally set it.


That has to do with how you have the text displayed.
Wither its for readability, animation or a device font.

Look at the properties panel when you have the text box selected.
There should be a drop-down menu that lets you select how to display.
Well it is that way in CS3, I don't have CS4.

Best way though to see how your text is going to display is after the  
file is published, not inside the fla and your workspace necessarily.

Why this is the case, I could not tell you.

HTHS,

Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com

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Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamic Text Boxes in Flash CS4

2010-05-26 Thread Nathan Mynarcik
You have to embed the font for that textfield so it will render the text 
correctly. 
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I have some static text boxes that I need to make dynamic.
Questions;
1. Do you have to render text as HTML in a Dynamic text box in order to use 
multiple font sizes and colors within each box?
2. When I render the text as HTML, format the type, get it looking good. Then I 
click outside the text box, the text weight and line spacing changes.
When I select the text box again with the text tool, the type appears correct 
as I originally set it.

Is this normal or is Flash messing with my mind.



Don Talcott
316 Greenwood Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
404 538-1642
dtalc...@mindspring.com



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Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamic Text Boxes in Flash CS4

2010-05-26 Thread Ktu
You can use multiple TextFormat object in one text field affecting different
parts of the text. I think most people think that its more hassle that way
than using htmlText.

TextField.setTextFormat( format:Textformat, beginIndex:int = -1,
endIndex:int = -1 ) :void

Ktu
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AS3LCR/Flash_10.0/specialTypes.html#void
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Nathan Mynarcik nat...@mynarcik.comwrote:

 You have to embed the font for that textfield so it will render the text
 correctly.
 --Original Message--
 From: Donald Talcott
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 To: Flash Coders List
 ReplyTo: Flash Coders List
 Subject: [Flashcoders] Dynamic Text Boxes in Flash CS4
 Sent: May 26, 2010 5:07 PM

 I have some static text boxes that I need to make dynamic.
 Questions;
 1. Do you have to render text as HTML in a Dynamic text box in order to use
 multiple font sizes and colors within each box?
 2. When I render the text as HTML, format the type, get it looking good.
 Then I click outside the text box, the text weight and line spacing changes.
 When I select the text box again with the text tool, the type appears
 correct as I originally set it.

 Is this normal or is Flash messing with my mind.



 Don Talcott
 316 Greenwood Ave
 Decatur, GA 30030
 404 538-1642
 dtalc...@mindspring.com



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