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Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 03:13
by craftycurate
Hi fellow Resolume Flashers ...

I saw someone was looking for this on another thread, and I was thinking of posting it anyway, so here it is.

A simple multiline Flash Text SWF I made for use with Resolume. It has a range of text formatting parameters (font size, Y position, leading, L & R margins, alignment (left, centre, right, justify), and white\black text toggle). Uses a clean sans-serif font.

Use a # character to force line breaks. The SWF will convert these to newline characters before displaying.Obviously you can't paste multiline text into Resolume as Resolume will only pass a single line at a time to the SWF.

It's 640x360 which will scale up to 1920x1080 or any other 16:9 size perfectly. Make sure you set the size of the clip to your composition size for maximum smoothness.

Text has a slight drop shadow so you don't need to worry too much about it disappearing.

Offered for your use without any warranty or guarantee, but I hope you find it useful.

I'm not a seasoned Flash coder so if anyone spots any possible improvements let me know.

Cheers
Richard

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:21
by t13swift
Awesome love it :) Thanks for sharing. This is a really useful swf.

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 04:06
by francoe
Pretty good Richard, I will try it right now.
Just a tip, what about using another character to break lines?
(so you can type and show a hashtag on screen).

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:37
by cosmowe
Hi craftycurate,
for me this flash file doesn't work...hmm...when I drag'n'drop it into a clipdeck the field stays blank.

Win 7 / R.4.2.1


Greetings
cosmowe

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 13:09
by t13swift
Make sure you have flash player installed for internet explorer?

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 00:31
by craftycurate
Ok here's one that uses the tilde (~) char as the newline delimiter.

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 22:42
by francoe
Thanks crafty.
Is a pretty useful little tool, and works great. :)

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 18:18
by fabi8bit2
Cool! Thank you!
is there some how a way to use a google spredsheet as datasource for the text field?

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 19:09
by craftycurate
Not in the current version. Loading text from an external source would definitely be useful. I might give it a go at some point but it won't be any time soon. If I do, I'll post it here :)

Re: Freebie: Multiline Flash Text with Formatting

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 22:11
by fabi8bit2
wow! Cool! thnx!