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In this course, author Todd Perkins demonstrates key changes in the CS5.5 release of Adobe's interactive design and animation software. This course covers workflow improvements, enhanced ActionScript features (including new code snippets for AIR and several mobile frameworks), file optimization techniques, and extended support for Android and iOS app development in AIR.
TLF text fields have been improved in CS5.5 to add more features and increase stability. Most of the differences in the Text Layout Framework in CS5.5 don't involve anything you really do to the text; they're just under the hood improvements. For example, the stability of TLF text fields is now better, so that it's possible to use these kind of text fields in Android apps. Another thing that's improved is the size of your SWF file and on top of that you can even reduce the SWF file that you create more by changing the type of TLF text to be read-only.
TLF text fields also support style sheets in ActionScript. So let's select this text field on the stage and take a look at it. One of the features that you can adjust on this stage is tab rulers, so if you look at my text here you can see that the text is indented at the bullet points and it looks like it's a little odd because the word cans is kind of have been a straggler over here and let's say we wanted to move the indentation. So let's just double-click the text field and we'll see the Ruler.
So if I want to move where the tabs are --I'll select text that has tabs in it and I'll click inside of the Tab Ruler --I can just click and drag to move the tabs to wherever I want, and as I do that you can see that all the tabs adjust equally. So I can adjust the tabs one at a time or all together like I'm doing right now, and then I'll click way. So to recap TLF text fields have been improved in CS5.5 to add better stability, lower file sizes, stylesheet support through ActionScript and tab rulers.
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