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  1. #1
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    rows and columns...

    Basically, when I load my external file, I would like it to be displayed in a row and column view. In other words, like a spread sheet.

    I created space in the text file by tapping between each piece of info in the original text file but Flash display's it in a wacky way. None of the "columns" are lined up properly.

    I'm using basic code to call up the text file:

    Code:
    var loader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
    var myRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest("chris_disco.txt");
    loader.load(myRequest);
    
    loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, tb)
    
    function tb(e:Event){
    	myText.text = (loader.data);
    }

    Is there some magic bullet that I seem to be missing.

    PS - I apologize if I'm making no sense what so ever, I didn't get much sleep .

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    Try a monospace font like arial or monaco and make sure there are line breaks between each 'row'...

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    I tried your suggestion and still no luck.

    My plain text file has the exact spacing that I want Flash to display but just doesn't. The columns are all screwy.

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    I'm not sure what else you can try for a quick-fix...maybe turn on html rendering for the text field and try putting your text block into <pre> tags?

    If nothing is working you could always use Array.split() to cut each 'cell' into an array and then dynamically put those on screen as seperate textfields...

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