3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2007 11:38 AM by Xtramania

    Line limit on text members?

    BSpero Level 1
      Hey folks,
      I have about 3400 lines of text in a text member. When I look at it in the text window, everything looks great, but when I place it on the stage, all the lines above #745 are jumbled together on one line. I can still retrieve lines with lingo, so I know it is still holding the formatted data, but it seems when I put this member as a sprite on the stage, that is where the issues appear. I've tried some different display settings for the text box, but it all seems to have no effect. Any ideas?
        • 1. Re: Line limit on text members?
          Level 7
          I don't have any ideas about the text but when I ran into something similar
          I ended up creating a bunch of bitmaps of the text member. Then I used
          imaging Lingo to create the scrolling effect. It was a bit complex because
          I had to shuffle them in and out of memory since the converted text was
          huge.

          I've never used Directors scrolling text members again no matter how small
          or large the text.

          Craig


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          Craig Wollman
          Lingo Specialist
          Word of Mouth Productions
          212-928-9581

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          "BSpero" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hey folks,
          > I have about 3400 lines of text in a text member. When I look at it in
          > the
          > text window, everything looks great, but when I place it on the stage, all
          > the
          > lines above #745 are jumbled together on one line. I can still retrieve
          > lines
          > with lingo, so I know it is still holding the formatted data, but it seems
          > when
          > I put this member as a sprite on the stage, that is where the issues
          > appear.
          > I've tried some different display settings for the text box, but it all
          > seems
          > to have no effect. Any ideas?
          >


          • 2. Re: Line limit on text members?
            BSpero Level 1
            Sounds pretty annoying. Anyone else have any ideas on workarounds? I can't imagine there is a real limit, but I can't seem to get around this issue... As another note, I am putting the whole height of the text member on the stage, and then scrolling by moving the sprite, not by using scrollTop, because it was just not running smooth for me.
            • 3. Re: Line limit on text members?
              Xtramania Level 1
              If your text width and formatting do not change at run-time, you may split the text member into smaller ones and scroll them in several sprites, so they will look as a single text member. Here is the script for that. You may need to modify it since it may duplicate the ending line of the previous page.