Adding a Border to Text in Flash

Text Border in Flash 8

Create some text in Flash by clicking on the text tool Text Tool Flash 8 and then clicking on the canvas. I typed Flash Fun. Select a font of your choice and select a large size. Once you have the text typed you must completely break it apart. To break the text completely apart click on the text to select it and then while holding down the CTRL key click the letter B twice.

Click back on the canvas to deselect the text. Click the Ink Bottle Tool Ink Bottle Tool and select a color that you want to use for your border color, the size, and the type of line you want to use for your border. These options are found on the properties panel. You can also create a Custom line by clicking on the Custom button on the properties panel and try out the variety of different options available there.

Stroke Options

Flash 8 Tutorials