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macromedia Dreamweaver 8 by Khristine Annwn Page

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Creating Flash Text

When you add a heading to your page, you can use text and differentiate it from body text in some way—such as formatting it as a heading tag—or you can create a graphic and insert it into the page. Text has the advantage of loading on the web page quickly, but the appearance is limited, even with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Using graphics as headings solves the problem of lack of available fonts, but you might not have access to a graphics program or you might not have enough time to create the graphic you need.

Flash text provides the best of both these options. You can use any font you choose and create the text directly within Dreamweaver. The text you create is saved as a small Flash file—these files use the extension.SWF. ...

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