Breaking a textfield with AS

Is it possible to break (Ctrl + B) a created textfield with AS, and have the letter instances named somehow? I need this to write a text animation.

no way to break apart text via AS
But there is a way to create animated text set by a String.

In flash8 you can try to “break” it using BitmapData class by turning your textField to a several bitmaps. But there’s a lot of headache ))

Or you could create a seperate texfield for each letter.