I have read (and re-read) all the suggestions about fading
text.......setting it to "static"....breaking apart.....changing
the text to a symbol.....
I am using Flash Pro 8 (yes...it's old....I only do the
occasional thing on it)
The problem is that I have found the results inconsistent. It
always works on the timeline and
sometimes works when I 'Test movie'. Sometimes it works if I
delete a layer beneath the text layer....then, if I delete some
It's strange, I even went so far to creating a whole new fla,
to test this and I get the same result - it works on the timeline,
and in the swf - not. Maybe it's a bug, I'm not sure.
One way to work around this, I found out, is to convert the
text to movie clip, set blending to "layer" in the properties panel
and after all this done - animate.
P.S. 2 other ways: convert the text to graphic symbol (the
most appropriate in this case) and set antialiasing to "for
animation". Or, place another keyframe after the first tween's end
Strange but true....it gets worse....I have tested it so much
that I have found inconsistent behaviour eg. add a layer and the
problem goes....add a second new layer and the problem returns.....
However, having spent more time on it this morning I have
come to conclude that I need to forget trying to make "text" fade.
The only consistent behaviour comes when I convert the text to a
movie clip symbol before I place it on the stage.
I then apply the fades to the instances of the symbol and not
the raw text. Adding and removing layers does not then affect the
fading of the other layers.
All the other posts suggesting "static text" and "dynamic
text" or clicking " break apart" may work once or twice but not
with repeatable consistency.
I have put an example of this (it is fade_example5.fla)