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Chapter 4. TEXT AND FIELD MEMBERS > TROUBLESHOOTING TEXT AND FIELD MEMBERS

TROUBLESHOOTING TEXT AND FIELD MEMBERS

  • If you are trying to import an RTF file or an HTML file and you aren't getting the results you want, it's probably because the file uses an RTF or HTML feature that Director does not support. Try eliminating that part of the text or converting it to a simpler layout.

  • Using fields means that the spacing between lines will differ on Mac and Windows. Sometimes, this happens with text members as well. You will learn how to set the line spacing of fields in Chapter 16, but it's a good idea to use text members rather than fields if line spacing is important.

  • Bolded or italicized text will be displayed completely wrong if you do the following: use an embedded font, set the font member to use the “plain” version of that font, and then go ahead and make the font bold or italic in the displayed text. I've only seen this happen in Windows, so if you are developing on a Mac, make sure you avoid changing the font style if using embedded fonts; otherwise, your text will look very messed up when a Windows user sees it.

  • There are a lot of cross-platform issues with fonts. The same font can differ on Mac and Windows, especially when it comes to special characters. See Chapter 35 for information about font mapping.


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