I am designing some educational material for my classes. I
just want the user to enter a text - let's say something like one
word in a field. How can I do this? Can I control what font size
the user is going to use and what colour? Your help will be greatly
Use any type of text field and check the 'Editable' option in
the Properties inspector. By double clicking on it in the Cast you
can format it in its editor (purple Times 24 pt if you like) -
always leave at least a blank before closing it - and it will
reatin this format for user input.
This is a pretty basic question - which is entirely okay! -
and as a help in developing this type of applications (i.e. how to
fetch the input, what to do with it etc.) I can recommend Gary
Rosenzweig's books. Think they're called 'Special edition...'
There's no book for the current Director version, but how to do
these things haven't changed much anyway. Actually a book of 'how
to' like this should be compulsory with any purchase of