Flash MX Scrolling Text
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In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a scrolling block of text


Select the text tool and check the Properties Panel

Make sure you have Dynamic Text and Multiline selected (pick your own font/size/color)


Draw a text box on the stage (the image is optional)


Copy this text file (or use your own)


Click inside the text box and paste the text (Command-V)

If your text box resizes, just undo (Command-Z) and paste again (Command-V)


Select the Arrow Tool, drag a ScrollBar out of the Flash Components Panel, and drop it on the stage

Command-F7 if the panel isn't open (Window > Components)


Select the text box


Drag the ScrollBar onto the edge of the text box (you'll see the orange line when they're aligned)

Save and test your movie



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