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Thread: Changing Text with a input text field

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    Not sure if this is possible. Can I change text that is within a symbol, with an input text field which is outside of that symbol. Basicly I want the user to be able to change the text in my movie on the fly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

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    Arckid - Curving the Web
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    its possible ..

    u just hav to use dynamic text boxes in ur symbols

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    its really pretty easy. all you need to do is have an input text field and a dynamic text field that will be the text that gets changed. The only catch is it needs to be in a timeline loop or an enterFrame event because it has to refresh in order to update the new text.

    Please ask if you need to know more on how to do this.

    -dan

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    I have a submit button that I'm trying to use to trigger the change in text. It is sort of like a template and I want the user to be able to preview there information in it. I'm using the set variable action on release to change the text. When I press submit in changes the text to
    "< pa" no matter what I enter. Do you know why this is?
    Appreciate the help!!!

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    don't know what that means. You might want to double check your variable names, instances, and targeting to make sure everything is correct.

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    thanks stork1515,

    I figured it out it was a typo.

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