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Adding an A/V text stretch to the over state of a movie clip button.

Posted on 2007-11-20
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I have a movie clip with action script that makes it act like a button. I would like the text on the button to stretch from 0 to 6 A/V (over 3 or 4 frames) on rollOver.  How do I do that? To see what else is going on see this question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Web_Graphics/Macromedia_Flash/Q_22971568.html

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John
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Here's a link to the flash file: http://www.designamania.com/MichaelTekstra/textra_beta3f.fla
The effect I'm looking to get is for the text on the buttons to stretch out on mouse over.

Thanks,

John
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Antonio Estrada earned 500 total points
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Uhh... you mean letter spacing? If so, after taking a look at your fla; you're going to need Flash 8... If you do have Flash 8 you can safely modify the btn_1 MovieClip's code to this:

<code snippet>

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Frame 1:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0x000000;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 0;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);
 
Frame 2:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0xFFFFFF;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 2;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);
 
Frame 3:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0x000000;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 0;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);

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by:gabrielPennyback
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Thanks, Vulturous.  Sorry it took so long for me to test it.

John
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by:Antonio Estrada
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No problem, glad it was helpful ;)

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