RE: editing text in Flash movie

Subject: RE: editing text in Flash movie
From: "Becky Edmondson" <beckyed -at- rcn -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:52:45 -0500

I should have been clearer about this: the Flash is part of a browser-based
eLearning module. I don't have access to the Flash sources. I can only view
it in my browser.

Thanks, becky

-----Original Message-----
From: Becky Edmondson [mailto:beckyed -at- rcn -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:04 PM
To: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
Subject: editing text in Flash movie

Hi all,

My client wants me to provide copy edits for text appearing in a Flash
movie. Their exiting process is to simply wrote verbose queries that
identify the page and then describe the change needed. Takes a huge amount
of time. I'm having to write long notes to direct them to insert a single
period somewhere, for example.

Moreover, just reading the screens is hard. I literally hold an index card
to the screen to isolate the text I'm reading. If I don't do this, my eyes
tire quickly and I miss things.

Anyone got any ideas on a better way to do this?

Can't find any tool that captures editable text from Flash. Don't want to
grab screenshots and annotate them-that would take longer than writing up
the correx.

Can you export the text portion of a Flash file to RTF or TXT? If that's
possible, I could load it into Word, their text mangler of choice, and use
track changes on it.

THanks for your help!



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