Flash Script – Simple Typewriter Effect

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

2. Create 3 keyframes as shown below:

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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!

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