Is it possible to use a text box to move you to a specific
position? If I have a long timeline which can be accessed by
NextFrame buttons, can I instead (or as well as) have a text box,
into which I will type a name or number which relates to a frame
label and will take me to that frame?
For example, if I had a calendar type timeline with different
events on different days, could I type in "Jan24" which is also a
frame label, and go to that specific frame to see what is going on
on January 24?
sure. just have your users click a button to use the date
entered. having users utilize the format you expect or using the
flash string methods to convert user input to you frame label
format may not be so easy, but in general you can use: