type = 'application/x-shockwave-flash'
data = 'http://sitepointstatic.com/flash/typewriter.swf'
width = '400'
height = '400'
bgcolor = 'black'
>

Download the sample files here.

1. Create one text field, and give it variable name "type".

2. Create 3 keyframes as shown below:

1067_tool1

3. In the first key frame, insert the action:

text = "This text is being displayed with type writer effect"; 
max = length(text);  
loop = 1;

4. In the second key frame insert the action:

loop = loop + 1  

type = substring(text,1,loop);

5. In the third key frame insert the action:

if (i > max)  
{ stop(); }  
else  
{ gotoAndPlay (2); }

6. That’s it! You have built your own type writer effect!

Georgina has more than fifteen years' experience writing and editing for web, print and voice. With a background in marketing and a passion for words, the time Georgina spent with companies like Sausage Software and sitepoint.com cemented her lasting interest in the media, persuasion, and communications culture.

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