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Interactive word search game/puzzle in PDF

Apr 5, 2013 12:08 PM

Tags: #word #pdf #flash #search #interactive #game #highlight

I want to create an interactive word search puzzle game to embed in an interactive PDF newsletter. I need it so you can highlight either the full word in the graph or highlight letter by letter so people know which words they have found. I would also like to give the same feature to the word list so they can be marked once found. Right now, the word search is an image, but I can easily remake it in word/excel/indesign, etc...

 

What is the best way to do this? I have Flash CS6

 
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  • kglad
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    Apr 5, 2013 12:30 PM   in reply to kelsey.peterson

    you can use the textfield link event to cause each letter to call a function that tracks the clicked letter.  you would need to add logic to determine when a word should start and end and whether the clicked letters constituted a found word.

     
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  • kglad
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    Apr 8, 2013 7:41 AM   in reply to kelsey.peterson

    each shape should be a movieclip.  you can then use the transform.colorTransform property of the movieclip to change its color.  for example:

     

    var ct:ColorTransform=new ColorTransform();

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    ct.color=0xff0000

    yourmovieclip.transform.colorTransform=ct;

     

     

    but, i think you'll find your approach will be unworkable except in most basic situations.  my suggestion is a much better approach.

     
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  • kglad
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    Apr 8, 2013 12:10 PM   in reply to kelsey.peterson

    convert your object and its tween to a movieclip.

     
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  • kglad
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    Apr 8, 2013 1:23 PM   in reply to kelsey.peterson

    so what's the problem with converting to a movieclip?

     
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