Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating input text fields, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
When you are going to create a contact form, the first thing you need to do is…add some input text fields.…So, here I am the sort of last frame of this site and I am just going to…double-click on this Contact movie clip.…Now, I am inside of this Contact movie clip and here are the fields that I want…to be input text fields.…So, currently this was actually just imported from the Photoshop, and it brings…in this text as editable, which is what I defined when I imported it as TLF Text.…
So, that's perfectly fine.…Notice that it's set to Selectable.…Well, what I want to do is I want to change this to Editable so this is going to…give the user the ability to edit this text field.…All right, so I've done that, but I also need to adjust it a little further.…So, I am just going to use my arrow keys to position this accordingly and…then I am going to double-click on it and just expand out this text field, just like that.…Then I'll just delete that word John Doe right there.…But now again, this is an Editable text field.…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: