I have Flash professional CC build and I'm trying to perform a free transform on some text; however when I do this, the text disappears.

Iv'e googled around, which suggests I need to use static text, or if i'm using dynamic text, I need to embed my font.

My problem is that both the static text and the embed font options are greyed out.

How can I either embed text or select static text?

  • This is less a graphic design question and more of a "how do I use this tool" question. Perhaps it would be better asked in the SuperUser stack exchange? Also, have you read the Adobe Help documentation for Flash? helpx.adobe.com/flash/using/…
    – bemdesign
    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:02
  • ok moved to SuperUser; sorry I but I'm using flash as a vector drawing package, and thought, others might do this too.
    – reggie
    Jan 9, 2015 at 12:03
  • some might use Flash for vector artwork but really it's major strength is in animation/interaction. Illustrator (or even Inkscape) are much more robust vector artwork tools.
    – bemdesign
    Jan 9, 2015 at 23:21

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It is your file type. When you create a new doc, make sure to make correct choice... ie. create an Actionscript3 file and not an html file. HTML canvas greys out the text options and a lot more.

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