i am using flash 8 professional, and i have an app that loads
a swf and steps through using _alpha to fade in. my problem is that
if it contains a dynamic text box, the rest of the movie fades in,
but the text "pops" in. I am using htmlText to set the text in the
textfield and styling it using CSS.
Before you say it, I clicked on embed fonts. then nothing
shows up. i tried included a textbox elsewhere (same movie, master
movie, etc.) with the font embedded, didn't help.
my CSS is using the same font that i am embedding, Century
i tried using the transition manager class directly on the
movie clip that contains the text box, it still "pops".
the app uses a lot of partial transparency so using an opaque
mask and fading it out isn't an option.
on my designers list of things to fix, this is number one.
oh yeah and i tried including the font in my library too.
any ideas you can't find through google?
you need to embed fonts, set the linkage for said font for
actionscript, then use AS to set the font for this text field to
the embedded font. Until each of those three steps is completed,
you won't get the alpha fade you desire... :(