2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2006 9:24 PM by ggshow

    Resizing textarea without squishing text

    Budsy
      I know there has got to be a simple way to do this, but I've just bought this Flash 8 Pro and can't find out how...

      I am trying to resize a text area from 270 pixels high to 135 pixels high-- one half the height-- but every time I try this with various tools, the text that displays in the textarea gets scaled too, so the text becomes tiny in the y dimension and I can't read it. I only want to resize the bounding box, not scale it and everything in it... just the area. But how?
        • 1. Re: Resizing textarea without squishing text
          Level 7

          "Budsy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ek26h1$dq5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I know there has got to be a simple way to do this, but I've just bought
          >this
          > Flash 8 Pro and can't find out how...
          >
          > I am trying to resize a text area from 270 pixels high to 135 pixels
          > high--
          > one half the height-- but every time I try this with various tools, the
          > text
          > that displays in the textarea gets scaled too, so the text becomes tiny in
          > the
          > y dimension and I can't read it. I only want to resize the bounding box,
          > not
          > scale it and everything in it... just the area. But how?
          >
          >

          Make sure you have selected the text area only and not a movieclip
          containing the text area.

          Next, make sure you resize using the resize tool and not by specifying a
          size in the properties box for width and height.


          • 2. Re: Resizing textarea without squishing text
            ggshow Level 2
            do you mean a TextArea UI component or a text field?