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    Posted on October 28th, 2008 whodeee 2 comments

    I ran into another weird issue again in flash.  Here is what the text looks like in the flash authoring environment

    authoring text

    authoring text

    and here is what it looks like when it is published

    Very odd.  I took it upon myself to find the solution and it actually came pretty quick, and with further investigation I found the actual problem as well.

    The fix that I found to align the text back up with itself was to set the text anti-aliasing to be “anti-aliasing for animation” rather than “anti-aliasing for readability”.

    rotateantialiasingThe reason that the text was not aligning was because I had inadvertently set a -.3 degree rotation to the text box.  It wasn’t enough that it was noticable in flash authoring, but when flash rendered the text for readability, it became noticiable when I published the file.

    So my advice, when you have text alignment issues, first check that you haven’t added a rotation to it, and if you haven’t you can at least set the text to anti-aliasing for animation and that should fix it, otherwise set your rotation back to zero and you will be good to go.


    2 responses to “Flash text does not align”

    1. Thanks for this tip! I had the same issue when working on a project today. If not for your solution, I might still be scratching my head.

      My text box was set to 0.3 degrees. What is it with that particular number? I don’t remember rotating the text box intentionally. Anyway, all is well now thanks to you!

      - Van Rose
      Dublin, Ohio

    2. I am glad it could help – that .3 must just be enough to be a problem. You would think you would notice the rotation in the authoring environment as well.

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