While I really enjoy creating backgrounds in Animate, one inconvenience is the absence of text. For the background below I had to actually create the text in Flash and then import into Animate as a .swf
One drawback was that the text needed to be broken apart in Flash so it would import properly (un-broken text sometimes wouldn't import at all, and on other occasions Animate would assign a different layer to each letter when imported!). Another option would be to create, and then import a .PSD file from Photoshop.
Anyone else got any preferred methods when working with text in Animate?