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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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3. Working with Text

In This Chapter

Creating TLF Text Fields

Creating Linked Text Fields

Setting Character Attributes

Setting Paragraph Attributes

Setting Container Attributes

Practice Session

Adobe Flash Professional CS5’s text tool creates two types of text fields: Classic and TLF (Text Layout Framework). (See the sidebar “TLF: A New Type of Text.”) The exercises in this book cover using TLF text.

A TLF text field is not just a container full of graphic-objects in the shape of letters; the field holds live text that is fully editable in the authoring environment. As you create text elements, you must decide how they will be used in the published movie and assign them a type. If you want the end user to interact with a TLF text field (for example, ...

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