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for me, your post is too long and detailed to go through. because ned also bypassed it, he may have felt the same. that leaves you with less than a 50% chance that someone will respond to your post.
that said, the key to tweening text is to move to different layers each object that needs to tween independently of other objects. so, for example, consider you wanted to tween "FLASH".
1. you want to move FLASH from the left side of the stage to right. you can leave the entire word in one layer and motion tween it.
2. you want each letter to change independent of the others so FLASH tweens to KGLAD. click the word, right click and click break apart to create individual letters. right click over all the selected letters and click distribute to layers. now, in each layer right click the letter and click break apart. then shape-tween each layer's letter using shape hints to get the tween of each letter just the way you want.
3. you want the top 1/2 of FLASH (as if a horizontal line divided FLASH into upper and lower halves) to tween to KGLAD and the lower half to tween to SUCKS and you want sucks to be just below KGLAD at tween's end. click FLASH, click break apart, and while all the letters are selected, click break apart again. use the lasso (or some other tool) to select the top 1/2 the letters and move them a small distance from the bottom 1/2. now select each 1/2 letter (with the lasso tool) and cut and paste to a new layer. do the same for each half letter (upper and lower) so you have 10 layers. now tween each 1/2 letter.
bottomline to all timeline tweening: the more picky you are about the end result, the more you'll need to be involved with the tweening. flash makes it's best guess at what you want but that can often be wildly unexpected.
Thanks for answering !
I can see by your explanation that i'll have to go really deep in the tweening to achieve what i wanted, I was hoping for an easier way to make it nice and sharp. My boss just decided to go with the current version.
However i am not discarding the information you gave me on how to tween a text. It will proove very usefull in a near futur ! Thanks !
I set the post as answered.
* Too detailed?... hu ?, i always though the more you give the more accurate the answer. doh*
there's a balance between too much info and not enough especially when you start a thread.
i check almost every message that has 0 responses. there are only a few reasons i don't respond:
1. i don't know the answer - not very common anymore but when people ask about lightbox or drupal, i don't know the answer off the top and i move on.
2. i don't understand the question - most common reason i don't respond.
3. it looks like it will take too long to understand the question - your situation.