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  Working with Text
Static/Editable text

   Static text is created in Authoring Mode
    –   Cannot be changed when the flash movie is
        playing
   Editable text can be updated when the movie
    is playing
    –   Automatically from an external source
    –   By the user entering text
Text Tool & Property Inspector Options

   Options for:
    –   Fonts
    –   Size
    –   Colour
    –   Weight
    –   Alignment
    –   Orientation
Type some text...

   Adjust the size to about 50
   Try out the anti-aliasing options
    –   Note the different effects
    –   Which one is most readable & why?
Text Orientation

   Rotation option only available when
    orientation is vertical


   Try out all these options on your text
Entering Text

   When you click the stage & type in text, it
    expands along one line unless you press
    Return
   If you drag the handles to make the box
    smaller, the text is constrained to the size
    of the box (round handle turns square)
   If you click & drag to define the size of the
    text box, it will be constrained as you type in
    the text
Character Spacing (kerning)

   Locate this control and adjust the spacing
    on your text to observe the effects:
   If you click & drag to define the size of the
    text box, it will be constrained as you type
    in the text
   You can use the control handles on the
    text boxes to increase the size of the text
    box, without affecting the size of the text
Making text selectable

   Text can be made selectable by the user, so
    that they can copy it & paste it in elsewhere

				
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