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Subject: Re: FLASH: Zoom In/Out on a Form
From: Mark Zukiwsky
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 20:16:18 +0100

I agree with Randy, turf the gifs and re-build your forms is Flash.
It's actually pretty easy and will save you a ton of work in the long

I'm working on a training application for a chemical plant that shows
workers how to fill out various forms. Some of the forms are as large
as 8.5" x 14". For the large forms I'm using a mask that allows me to
display the part of the form that I need to focus on. I don't have
any examples of the larger forms on-line, but I have a single module
of the training program on line at:


If you advance to screen 8 or 9 you can see how I display a complete
form, front and back.

As soon as I get a module on-line that uses larger forms I'll let you
know, in the meantime, I hope this gives you some ideas.

Mark Zukiwsky

Randy Kato wrote:

>Do you mean you have a GIF imported into a Flash file? In that case
>it won't zoom
>well...users will just wind up looking at an ugly jumble of enlarged
>pixels. Could
>you recreate it in vector? Then it would zoom perfectly.
>Or maybe you're going to display the form in miniature and want to
>let them zoom in
>to see it at 100% so the GIF is displayed properly while zoomed in?
>In that case put
>the imported image into a MC and manipulate the X & Y scales of the MC.
>Generally, you won't want to use a GIF in Flash, and you may want to
>consider other
>ways to display this. If it has to remain as is, as many gov't forms do, maybe
>display it 100% in HTML in a pop-up window.

>"Melton, Richard A Contractor/NCCIM" wrote:
>> I need to allow my users to zoom in on various parts of a form (8" x 11").
>> The image is a gif.
>> I noticed in the archives that this is possible, but do not know how to even
>> get started to build the code to do it. Can anyone help? Anybody have an
>> example I could use as a pattern?

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