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Flash Animation 27: Flash for Web Design: Creating Scrollable Text

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Flash Animation 27: Flash for Web Design: Creating Scrollable Text
There's only one last page to fill in to complete our established web page template: the resume page. If you don't have a resume, you might want to check out Job Search Guide Alison Doyle's articles on Writing Resumes to help you organize your credentials.

For right now, however, we need to worry about getting a resume into our web page container. There's a bit of a hitch to get past, though. When we create an HTML web page, the page will automatically scroll inside the browser if it spills beyond the height of the screen. Our Flash container, however, is a static size; it doesn't scroll, and if our text expands beyond the size of the movie then it will simply vanish.

Problem? Problem. So what are we going to do about it?

We're going to make a scrollable text box inside Flash, using an ActionScript command first introduced in Flash MX. We'll even be able to make our own scroll arrows rather than the browser defaults. It's almost like a scrollable <div> box in DHTML, only done Flash-style.

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