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Chapter 6. Deeper into Graphics > Cast-level graphic operations

Cast-level graphic operations

A number of modifications can be performed on graphic Cast members not only in the Paint window but in the Cast window as well—and several of them can be applied to a number of Cast members at once. These Cast-level graphic operations are good for enforcing consistency among your Cast members and for making changes to Cast member status.

Convert to Bitmap

We've already noted that text can be displayed on the Stage in three ways: as text (text fields); as Rich Text Formatted (RTF) text, which is anti-aliased, formattable, and can use included fonts; and as bitmaps created with Paint. Text as text takes up the least space in memory but is dependent on installed fonts; RTF text is larger but looks better; text as artwork is the largest memory user, but it looks the same on all systems and is especially suited for large type.


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