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In Flash, what happens when fonts are nested inside MCs which are not integer-positioned?

I am developing a Flash-based website using Miniml's free fonts. I understand that the fonts should be placed at integer positions, but what happens when they are nested inside MCs which themselves are not integer-postitioned? Do I need to place all my (many) levels of MCs sans decimal points?
posted by signal on Jul 6, 2004 - 3 answers

Flash MX 2004

Flash MX 2004 crashes on startup, suspect font issue, as the last thing the splash screen says is "initializing fonts". DreamWeaver, Fireworks and Freehand work fine,
I had been messing around with the fonts on my XP pro system lately, trying to get Extensis Suitcase working right, so I moved most of my fonts out of the windows/fonts folder (except the ones with a big red A, as suggested in suitcase's manual), but much wierdness ensued. A mess of 0 byte font files appeared in windows/fonts, which I managed to get rid of after removing windows/fonts special properties, and later restoring them. Have moved fonts back into windows/fonts, but Suitcase reports about 16 postscript fonts as "missing", but these same fonts don't show up either in windows/fonts, or under the font lists in The Font Thing or OT1 Font Manager. OT1 reports a "temp" font named "Sydnie" which doesn't show up anywhere else.
Have tried fixing registry, using OT1's tools and much else, to no avail. Have reinstalled Windows and Flash a number of times. Windows explorer is a little off, too, locks up, etc.
posted by signal on Jun 28, 2004 - 0 answers

Can an SWF file read the filename of the XHTML file that loaded it?

Actionscript: Is there any way for a SWF file to read the name and/or path of the XHTML file that loaded it?
posted by signal on Jun 24, 2004 - 9 answers

Online Resources for Doing Character-Based Flash Cartoons (No Print)?

Looking to make some character-based cartoon animation in flash. What plugins, 3rd party apps, techniques, etc. have you used and would recommend? No dead tree literature, please, as I am far beyond the clutches of Amazon, and my local library is absolute crap.
posted by signal on May 14, 2004 - 4 answers

Actionscript issue: Flash 6 vs. Flash 7

Flash Actionscript issue: I have a flash menu, with a series of links dynamically assigned using item.onRelease = function(link) {getURL(this.link);}; They work fine in flashplayer 7, but not at all in flashplayer 6. [a lot m.i.] [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 17, 2004 - 7 answers

Flash and .exe file

Flash quandary: A previously defunct Flash project I left unfinished is coming back to life. This is good. What's bad is that I only have one .EXE file projector file, not the .FLA, not even a .SWF. Is there any way I can bring the .exe file into Flash so I can finish the project?
posted by signal on Feb 3, 2004 - 4 answers

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