Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Text-Osterone

What is a SWF file?

What is a FLA file?

What version of the Flash Player are the SWF files exported from Text-Osterone compatible with?

What version of Macromedia Flash are the FLA files exported from Text-Osterone compatible with?

All the letters are doubled when I preview the text (eg Hello becomes HHeelloo). Why is this?

Text-Osterone won't run or start up. What should I do?

I'm getting an error saying "There are no fonts installed. Open the fonts folder from the Control Panels to install fonts" when I try to change the font in Text-Osterone. Why is this?

How come when I change the Text Shadowing options in the OSX Font Panel, nothing happens?

How come Flash will not import the .swf files generated by Text-Osterone properly?

How do incorporate the Text-Osterone .fla files with my own Flash .fla projects?

How do I keep the text on the screen for a specified amount of time before it gets removed?

Can I add my own effects to Text-Osterone?

 

 

What is a SWF file?

The Macromedia Flash file format (SWF) (pronounced "swiff") delivers vector graphics and animation over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player. For more information regarding Flash, please see our General FAQ.

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What is a FLA file?

The Macromedia Flash editor document file format (.fla) to be used in Macromedia's Flash authoring software. SWF files are exported from FLA files using the Macromedia Flash application.

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What version of the Flash Player are the SWF files exported from Text-Osterone compatible with?

Text-Osterone creates SWF files that are compatible with the Flash Player version 5 and up. If you are publishing Projector files, the Flash Player is not needed.

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What version of Macromedia Flash are the FLA files exported from Text-Osterone compatible with?

Text-Osterone creates FLA files that are compatible with the Macromedia Flash version Flash 5/MX/MX 2004/8.

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All the letters are doubled when I preview the text (eg. Hello becomes HHeelloo). Why is this?

The demo version of Text-Osterone duplicates all the letters in the output. The full paid version removes this limitation.

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Text-Osterone won't run or start up. What should I do?

If running Macintosh OS 9.x try the following:

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I'm getting an error saying "There are no fonts installed. Open the fonts folder from the Control Panels to install fonts" when I try to change the font in Text-Osterone. Why is this?

This is a problem that occurs on certain configuration of Windows 98/ME. In the Preferences of Text-Osterone, uncheck the "Use default font chooser" checkbox. The next time you try to change the font, you should be able to at least type in the name of the font you want to use.

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How come when I change the Text Shadowing option in the OSX Font Panel, nothing happens?

The text options at the top of the Font Panel in OSX are not available for use in Text-Osterone. We would hide these options, but Apple has not given a way for developers to hide these options in Carbon applications.

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How come Flash will import the .swf files generated by Text-Osterone properly?

Flash will not import .swf files in the entirety that contain Actionscript, audio, video, or movie clips. You must either use the loadMovie actionscript command to load the .swf file, or export as a .fla file from Text-Osterone which can then be directly opened in Flash.

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How do I incorporate the Text-Osterone .fla files with my own Flash .fla projects?

Please see our tutorial on How to add Text-Osterone .fla file to your own .fla projects.

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How do I keep the text on the screen for a specified amount of time before it gets removed?

In the Text tab, the Ext. Duration field is the number of seconds to keep the text on the screen before the FX Out effect begins.

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Can I add my own effects to Text-Osterone?

You can submit .fla files containing the source for your text effect animations and we will try to add it to the program in an update. You can also point us to examples so we can see exactly the effect you are wanting, and we will do our best to add it to the program.

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