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Why won't it let me select the text I want to change?

Jan 23, 2010 1:28 PM

This is the most frustrating program ever. No where can I find an answer

 

I've tried everything I've read on how to change text but I can never get the selection tool to select the text. Some say use the T tool but all that does is create a new white box over top of it to type new text in

 

The layer isn't locked and the closest I can get is a blue box around the button. Well it's not a button and in the library the icon is a movie clip. Its also in my "bitmaps" folder as and image? (tree icon) Does that matter? I'm begining to think this is a whole image? Am I right or not?

 

Thanks

 
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:24 PM   in reply to Xfoto

    If you want to edit text that is buried inside something, then you probably just need to keep doubleclicking at the textfield in question until you eventually break things down to where you've actually accessed the textfield.

     

    Once you are down to the actual textfield you can either doubleclick it with the selection tool or click once with the text tool to open it up for entering text.

     

    Try creating just a textfield by itself and see how to access its text using these tools as I've described.

     
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    Jan 23, 2010 7:20 PM   in reply to Xfoto

    Look to see if the layer containing the text is locked (a small lock symbol near the layer name).

     
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    Jan 23, 2010 8:15 PM   in reply to Xfoto

    if you drag a bitmap item (tree icon) from the library onto the stage and you see the text you are trying to edit... then yes the text is in an image and not editable.

     
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    Jan 24, 2010 2:32 AM   in reply to Xfoto

    Hi. Could you explain to me what you have to do and what you have 

    done? Maybe if I reproduce the code in my Flash I could help. 

    MamenFLASH$

    El 23/01/2010, a las 22:28, Xfoto escribió:

     

    >

    This is the most frustrating program ever. No where can I find an 

    answer

    >

    I've tried everything I've read on how to change text but I can 

    never get the selection tool to select the text. Some say use the T 

    tool but all that does is create a new white box over top of it to 

    type new text in

    >

    The layer isn't locked and the closest I can get is a blue box 

    around the button. Well it's not a button and in the library the 

    icon is a movie clip. Its also in my "bitmaps" folder as and image? 

    (tree icon) Does that matter? I'm begining to think this is a whole 

    image? Am I right or not?

    >

    Thanks

    >

     
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