May 2007,
Patrick Jansen Design announces the release of Pixel Font Components: text
effect plugins for use directly in .fla flash files. At

Successor of ELITE, ASTRO, PJ and Supreme4 Components, the Pixel Font
Components have been specifically developed to be used with pixel fonts,
ensuring clear aliased letters during animation. The new collection of text
effects is available as a Adobe Flash extension for use directly in the
Flash authoring environment.

Pixel Font Component contain over 90 predefined text effect variations. All
include the common features like five different effect start-directions,
basic text alignment, automatic positioning on stage and dynamic input, a
list of predefined behaviors, and quick preview to see settings and avoid
having to play long .fla timelines to see the result.

For experienced users custom modifications can be done quickly: adding a
simple bevel, creating sequential triggering of effects, use of attachMovie
to dynamically place effects at runtime, optimization to use with
pixelfonts, loading text by PHP from database for site-wide use in thousands
of pages tree-deep independent and adding Flash 8 Filters to text letters.

Pixel Font Component also contains the unique feature of multi character
customization. Single text effects can be customized to override font color
and font type for specific letters, making it possible to mix any font and
color for any range of characters in a single text effect.

Patrick Jansen Components have been widely used in Flash websites, corporate
intranets, CD-ROMs, Web-TV and Film&Video-titling projects.

Patrick Jansen: Macromedia Flash text effect Components eventually will
become the most preferred text effect solution for anybody working with
MacroMedia Flash: it requires no knowledge to start with, shows immediate
result, does not require importing or loading external files, and for
advanced users offers a wide range of custom modifications.

Pixel Font Components, available for Windows and Macintosh, is available for

About Patrick Jansen Design: Patrick Jansen is creator of ASTRO and PJ and
Supreme4 text effect collections, co-developer of Astro Flash Creator and
CEO of For more information about Pixel Font Components or
Patrick Jansen, visit: