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  1. #1
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    Hi,

    is there a good website/tutorial out there that could show me how to create scrolling text with Flash?

    This is slightly difficult to explain, but I want to create something like this:

    I want to create a scrolling text where the text starts to roll vertically upwards, but not starting to roll immediately. In other words: when you go to the site, the scrolling text is static. After a few seconds,the texts starts to roll upwards.

    If anyone is into Italian, go to this website where what Im trying to say is clearer (on the right side, there is a yellow-colored box with scrolling text).

    http://www.corriere.it

    I can only hope this makes sense to someone...

    Sturli

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    http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/In...-202/index.php
    Here is a pretty good and in-depth tutorial. Some scrolling text tutorials use a line+1 thing or something like that. Basically it scrolls be line, which looks choppy and unprofessional in my opinion. The good thing about this tutorial is that the scrolling is as he describes it, "Very OS like."

    One thing to note, he tutorial is for scrolling movie clips, not necessarily text fields. So, in order to scroll the text, you will need to nest a text field inside a movie clip.

    Another thing to note however is that this tutorial was built for Flash 5, and I believe MX has very good built-in components that allow someone to easily scroll things.
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...ng_text_mx.htm
    There is a link to a macromedia tutorial using built-in components that is pretty straight-forward and not difficult at all.

    Hope I was some help.

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    Thanks!

    I went to the site and it looks really helpful. However, being something of a novise to Flash, I wanted to avoid using it if at all possible. Do you know if there is another way of doing it, without Flash? Is there a javascript code for time delay I can implement instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by minger
    http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/In...-202/index.php
    Here is a pretty good and in-depth tutorial. Some scrolling text tutorials use a line+1 thing or something like that. Basically it scrolls be line, which looks choppy and unprofessional in my opinion. The good thing about this tutorial is that the scrolling is as he describes it, "Very OS like."

    One thing to note, he tutorial is for scrolling movie clips, not necessarily text fields. So, in order to scroll the text, you will need to nest a text field inside a movie clip.

    Another thing to note however is that this tutorial was built for Flash 5, and I believe MX has very good built-in components that allow someone to easily scroll things.
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...ng_text_mx.htm
    There is a link to a macromedia tutorial using built-in components that is pretty straight-forward and not difficult at all.

    Hope I was some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturli
    Hi,

    is there a good website/tutorial out there that could show me how to create scrolling text with Flash?
    Quote Originally Posted by sturli
    However, being something of a novise to Flash, I wanted to avoid using it if at all possible.
    um.....

    Well, personally I'm more of a Flash person. My area of interest and knowledge is in Flash and not really so much in CSS/Javascript. "IF" you end up deciding on Flash, delaying the scroll would be no harder than waiting a few frames for the actionscript to kick in. As far as doing something like this in javascript, you'll have to ask someone else.


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