The Character panel lets us set a text field’s font size, font face, and font style, but it sets the attributes of the entire text field only. To set styles on a character-by-character basis and to add hypertext links, use HTML (which was added as a text field feature in Flash 5).
Though HTML can be used with both dynamic text fields and user-input text fields, we normally use HTML text fields for display purposes only. To add HTML support to a text field, select the HTML option in the Text Options panel.
The set of HTML tags supported by text fields is limited to:
tag renders text in bold, provided
that a boldface exists for the font in question:
<B>This is bold text</B>
tag renders text in italics,
provided that an italic face exists for the font in question:
<I>This is italic text</I>
tag renders the tagged text
with an underline beneath it. For example:
<U>This is underlined text</U>
Because linked text is not underlined in Flash, you should use the
<U> tag to identify hyperlinks:
<A HREF="http://www.thesquarerootof-1.com"><U>Click here</U> </A> to visit a neat site.
tag supports the following three
attribute specifies the name of the font to
use. Note that a list of multiple font faces is not supported in
Flash as it is in HTML. Flash attempts to render only the first font
listed in the
FACE attribute. ...