I am having a problem with founding out the x and y position
of dynamic text. I have a flash movie which allows users to type
out some text, change font, size, bold, italic etc and then move it
around within a restricted area. The users then save their design
which saves all the information about there design in a database.
The problem is the x and y position of the text saved in the
database is actually the x and y position of the bounding box which
is quite a way out from the actual text. This causes a lot of
problems when trying to re-create their design using a different
system. This also causes problems as the difference between the x
and y of the bounding box and the actual x and y differs massively
between different fonts and sizes etc.
Basically I have to find out the actual x and y of the text
and not the bounding box. I have noticed actionscript 3 has a
feature which would solve all my problems but obviously this is no
good for me now as I need my movie as accessible as possible.
I have a feeling there is no straight forward answer to this
question but I seriously need some sort of solution to this
Cheers for your reply, this sounds interesting, I take it the
textWidth and textHeight give the actual text width and height and
not that of the bounding box.
This would allow me to find out what the total margin is
around the text before the bounding box but i will not know how
much of it is on the top and how much is on the bottom because the
text is not always in the middle of the bounding box, it moves up
and down between fonts.