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Want to associate buttons to a text box to make it scrollable

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So ive got two custom buttons, and i want to use them to scroll a text box.  everytime i makea ext box it doesnt stay at a fixed size, it keeps getting bigger the more text i put in it.  i want it to stay at a fixed size, then use my buttons to scroll it.

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by:Zeffer
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if you have MX there is a text-scrolling component that is already built
Window>Components
and here's a tutorial that will help you build your own..
http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/Interactivity/Useability/ActionSc-Patrick_-629/index.php

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by:zenlion420
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When you create your text field, left click and drag to get the field the size you would like it.  If it has a circle in the bottom right corner of the box, it will keep expanding.  You want a square to appear there, once you have the field the size you would like it.

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if you go to this post, which i answered theres a hyperlink ... www.catalyticstudios.haisoft.net/alexmcr/flash.zip if you download theres a .fla file open it look at the buttons find the source and use :)
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by:chrome_gecko
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thanks volatile, couldn't really have given you anymore help, so why a B?
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