User might find it impossible to create text object with
transparent color. Here's what usually happens:
You type the text, then change the text color by setting the Alpha to something less than
100%. In the Flash editor,
everything seems file (the text appears transparent).
But wait...there's a problem: When you run the movie, the text
becomes non-transparent. The picture below shows how the movie above looks like when
Whoa, what happens? It seem to be some kind of inconsistency
or a bug. But, not to worry, there are al least two ways to solve it:
Option 1 - Make sure the Text Option is
set to the following:
In Flash 5, Select either Dynamic Text or Input Text (Static
Text cannot be made transparent). With Input Text, the text field is
editable when the movie runs, with Dynamic Text, it is not
In Flash 4, make sure Text Field is selected.
One of the Embed fonts options must be selected.
In Flash 4, the Outlines option is the same as Embed (to get
this, click on the text, then from the menu, select Modify » Text Field):
(it seems that if any of the options is selected,
the transparency will work. Even when selecting number only with text
that has letters.)
Option 2 - Break apart the text, then fill it
with transparent color.
Select the text (click on it), then do Modify » Break Apart.
A caveat: modifying the text will
be impossible once it's broken-apart. Because by breaking it apart, the text
becomes curves, and the content of the text itself is no longer editable.
However, the nice thing with this method is that you can even add outlines and gradient to
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