Dynamic text not showing up under mask even with embedding

I’m trying to implement Claudio’s amazing scroller, but my text (which are in a movieclip) just refuse to show up under the mask (not inside the movieclip), even when I’ve embedded it in every single way I can think of (all letters, only lowercase/uppercase etc). I’ve tried it with static text too, and it still doesn’t work.

Another problem is that I can’t find the equivalent of the scroller that does not use the dragger and bar, but only up and down buttons (tried googling, tried searching the forums - or maybe I’m just terrible at searching), and my AS skills are quite beginnerish, so could anyone help me out here?

Muchos gracias =)