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Hey there I am trying to make a set size area that will scroll text. Basically I have this one area set in the design to where I want the text to be scrollable. I have seen some samples on the sight, but all of these seem to have this huge long text box that you have to scroll behind a framework that hides the areas that aren't supposed to be shown. Is there a way to make say a 350x240 set area box of text and the text can only appear in this area, but without basically masking it ...

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    Default Scrolling Text Box

    Hey there

    I am trying to make a set size area that will scroll text. Basically I have
    this one area set in the design to where I want the text to be scrollable.

    I have seen some samples on the sight, but all of these seem to have this huge
    long text box that you have to scroll behind a framework that hides the areas
    that aren't supposed to be shown.

    Is there a way to make say a 350x240 set area box of text and the text can
    only appear in this area, but without basically masking it out? Also, is there
    a way to include graphics in this scrolling area?

    Thanks!


    Cavate Guest

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    Default Re: Scrolling Text Box

    After you create your text, or field, on the stage select the sprite and
    then open the Property Inspector. Select the appropriate tab (text or field)
    and change the Framing option to fixed, or scrolling. You'll then be able to
    set it to any size you like. Including images can't be done within the
    standard text or field members, but there are ways. Try a search at google
    within groups, or try DOUG - director-online.com for ideas.

    --


    Dave
    [url]http://www.blurredistinction.com/director[/url]


    Dave Mennenoh Guest

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