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    dynamic text font issue

    Hi,

    I am using dynamic text to load text from a file (txt or xml) but everytime I embed the font the text wont load but when I dont embed works fine ... what's the deal with embeding with loading from external files and how to overcome this ? I use
    loadVariables (_root.pathToText, "about"); this is just the basic one for loading. Any ideas?

    Also what's the trick for "input" fonts? i used pixel fonts as input fields for a form but the advice that works for dynamic fonts (from sticky - embed, position x,y, .0,.0 etc) doesn't apply , fonts are always blury and bold??? any ideas ?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Trippin13; 09-27-2004 at 11:30 PM.

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    Sounds as if something is wrong with your code. Please show us your code and we can try to help you out.

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    uh

    But that is the whole thing

    _root.pathToText = "mycontent/about.txt";
    myInterval1 = setInterval (checkLoadStatus1,1000);
    function checkLoadStatus1(){
    if (true){ loadVariables (_root.pathToText, "about");
    }
    }

    Loads text fine from a .txt file but if I try to embed font it wont work ... I embed through flash , option - character - embed range and that's it ... works if dynamic field contains text in flash but when it pulls the text from the file suddenly the field is blank.

    I thought it might be that I need to embed via actionscript which I tried as well but it didn't work.

    myText.embedFonts = true;
    var tf = new TextFormat();
    tf.font = "microN55";
    // in library there is a Font symbol with this export id.
    tf.size = 8;

    text formating works for the text that was manually put in the dynamic field (like "loading...") and then when it pulls the text from a file it switches back to default ...?


    Any ideas ? Thanks for your help
    Last edited by Trippin13; 09-29-2004 at 07:51 PM.

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    Try load the text into the textfield using the textfield's text property.

    For example:

    myTextfield.text = dynamic text;

    Does it work now?

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    point

    u mean myText.text = "dynamic text"; ?

    But that's not the point my question was how can u embed font with loading content from external files ???

    I need to keep external files there is a lot of content ...

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