Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding classic text, part of Learning Flash Professional.
There are two main types of text you can choose between in Flash;…Classic text and TLF text.…Which one you pick affects the text formatting options available to you and the…final file size of your SWF.…So let's peek at the different types of text, starting with Classic text.…Let's open our fastCar.fla from before and add some text that will appear in the…last half of the movie as the car goes across the stage.…Add a new layer, above the movingCar layer and rename it "text."…Then go ahead and make sure all your other layers are locked.…
Now on Frame 49, let's right-click and choose Insert Blank Keyframe, so our…first text will appear as the car starts moving.…Now over on your toolbar click on the Text tool which looks like a capital T. As…soon as you click it, you should see your Properties panel open up with all the…different options you can choose from for your text.…The first thing to notice is this first drop-down at the top, which gives you a…choice between TLF Text and Classic Text, let's choose Classic.…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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