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Subject: RE: FLASH: output textfield size
From: Paul Willoughby
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 17:43:52 +0100

>>davo wrote:

I need the output text field to be the length of the word and for the static
text (the story) to continue on from the end and wrap down the page.

I explained this pretty badly i think....I've done an example of what my
problem is at


Hi davo

I'd love someone to tell me i'm wrong, but as far as i know you can't
dynamically resize a text fields character capacity in F4 (does anyone know
if you can do this in F5?). But there is a straightforard workaround for
your problem. Basically, you should do the concatenation in a script instead
of trying to do it directly on screen.
Create a whole new string from the inputted variables via a holding variable
and then put it all in one big text box (you could even get it to appear as
if it's typing if you read my last post). So...
User enters variables in frame 1, then...
SetVariable: completeStory = "One day" & inputtedName & "slipped over on" &
inputtedObject...etc etc.
SetVariable: textField = completeStory


Paul [:>)

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  Re: FLASH: output textfield size, Randy Kato
  Re: FLASH: output textfield size: thanks, davo

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