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Chapter 15. Using Basic ActionScripts > Setting ActionScript Preferences

Setting ActionScript Preferences

Flash's Actions panel lets you bring a Flash document to life by writing ActionScripts. Since ActionScripting is so important, Flash gives you the ability to control the Actions panel through preferences. ActionScript preferences give you the ability to control the font and size of the text typed into the Actions panel, as well as using syntax coloring to help you visualize the code.

Set ActionScript Preferences

Click the Flash (Professional) (Mac) or Edit (Win) menu, and then click Preferences.

Click the ActionScript tab, and then select from the following options:

  • Automatic Indentation. Instructs Flash to perform syntax indentation.

  • Code Hints. Gives you onscreen hints as you type.

  • Tab Size. Enter a value for the number of spaces used.

  • Delay. Delay before showing a code hint. Drag this slider to select a value (0 to 4) in seconds.

  • Open/Import and Save/Export. Select UTF-8 or Default encoding, for open and import operations (UTF-8 is best).

  • Text. Select a font and size for the ActionScript text.

  • Syntax Coloring. Choose the syntax-coloring scheme.

  • Language. Click ActionScript 2.0 to modify the ActionScript sub-settings.

Click the Reset To Defaults button to reset the settings.

Click OK.


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