Chapter 11. Working with Text


In this chapter
Text Types
Using Fonts
Loading and Styling Text
Flash Type


Although Flash is primarily known for its graphics and animation capabilities, text is also a vital part of the Flash environment. Flash is increasingly being used for promotional efforts, distance learning (as you'll see in Chapter 13), and Rich Application development, among other things. Text is possibly the most important individual part of any of these types of projects, and using Flash to create them doesn't change that fact.

In some ways, particularly regarding the legibility of small type sizes, text in Flash has been a problem. In fact, this issue created a cottage industry of developers producing bitmap fonts designed especially for use in Flash. Flash 8, with its new FlashType text-rendering engine, has gone a long way toward improving this situation.



Flash 8(c) Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity (OReilly Digital Studio)
ISBN: 0596102232
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 117

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