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Dynamic Text

For text that you control, such as scores for an arcade game, results of a calculation, or the actual percentage of frames in your Flash movie that have been downloaded over the Web, take advantage of Flash's Dynamic Text option. Whereas input text boxes accept information from the viewer, dynamic text boxes output information to the viewer. As with input text, a variable is assigned to dynamic text, and the contents of this variable are displayed in the text box. In addition, the options for dynamic text are similar to input text except for one addition, the Selectable checkbox. Checking this option makes it possible for the viewer to select and copy text in the dynamic text box but not change it.

In the following task, you will create an input text box and a dynamic text box. When viewers enter the temperature in Celsius in the input text box, Flash will convert the value into Fahrenheit and display it in the dynamic text box.


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