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Loading text from an external file

Now we'll talk about loading an external text file into a text field in Flash. Before we load the external text file, let's take a look at what's in the external text file. If you have access to the exercise files find Chapter 03 in the Exercise Files folder. Then find the text folder inside of that folder. Open up external.txt in a text editor. I'm going to open it up in TextWrangler. When you open the text file, you can see that it's just very simple text and the text is actually something called lorem ipsum text, which is basically just a bunch of gibberish.

But this text will work just great for loading external text in Flash. So if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can just create a text file with a .txt extension and type some text inside of it. I'm going to close this file now and go over to Flash. In Flash I'm working in a file called O2_external_text.fla. The only thing in this file are two layers - actions and text field. And the text fie...

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Loading text from an external file provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

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