I am exploring alternate ways to get text into flash. i have
begun using dynamic text boxes as html and found it very useful,
however i see that it isn't very easy for someone unfamiliar with
html / action script to edit the fields. Ideally i would like to
have a word doc be displayed in the text box so that i can quickly
and easily make changes to one file in user friendly environment. I
have looked into displaying a .txt file but you loose all
formatting so this doesn't seem to a be good route.
Does anyone have any ideas or tutorials i could look over and
experiment with ?
pretty sure a word .doc file can't be imported, and it's most
common to use a .txt file. as far as layout is concerned, that is
the trick right. you can either 'break down' the text into
individual pieces assigned to different variables, load those and
use the variables in differently formatted text fields to lay it
out. or you can use html tags within the text strings in the txt
file, or even use CSS to format. There is also the TextFormat
class, that can also handle some of these aspects.