Text Fade, Alpha or rotation do not work
I've inserted a text on the slide with fade in effect but the text dos not display with fade and also do not have any alpha transparency or rotation (if I choose those)
Currently the Active Slideshow Pro viewer has only one font embedded and that is Arial. A limitation in Flash is that only embedded fonts can have fade effects, be transparent with alpha or get rotated. Also only Arial will be displayed smooth as it gets anti-aliased.
We have embedden only Arial because each embedded font makes the flash viewer +/- 50KB bigger and we wanted to keep the viewer size small - it is now about 62KB.
So to get one of those special effects you should use the font Arial.
Other fonts will display on your slideshow but they won't be transparent, can't be rotated and can not display with fade effects. They can display however with the ZoomIn/BlowIn effect.
See for additional info a macromedia technote on this.