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Chapter 5. Working with Text > Setting Dynamic Text and Input Text Options

Setting Dynamic Text and Input Text Options

The Character Options that are available to dynamic and input text allows you to specify which-if any-font outlines you want embedded in the Flash movie for use in these fields. This is a great way to keep file size down because you can include only those characters you need. You can also limit the types of characters a user can enter. For example, if you are asking a user to enter a zip code, you can disable all characters except numbers from being entered.

Use the Character Options Dialog Box

Select a dynamic or input text field on the Stage.

Click the Edit Character Options button in the Property Inspector.

Click the Specify Ranges option.

Select which characters outlines you want to embed in the exported movie.

TIMESAVER Use +select (Mac) or Ctrl+select (Win) to select multiple lines from the Character list.

Type specific characters into the Include These Characters box to include those outlines.

Click Auto Fill to include each unique character from the selected text box on the Stage.

Click OK.


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