Dynamic text w/ external file - text not showing up

My first post here in the Forums but I’ve been going through the tutorials here at Kirupa for a month now and they have helped me a lot in making my little site: http://www.snoopdroop.com.

I’m creating another site that uses external text. I found the tutorial to create dynamic textboxes using external text files. I did everything correctly but when previewing the site in any browser the text simply didn’t show up. I had my Publish settings using Player 7, ActionScript 2. I tried it with ActionScript 1, same thing. When I changed it to Player 6, ActionScript 2, the external text did show up in Preview even though I was still getting an actionscript error. What is the cause of this? Can it be fixed using Player 7? Is it also possible to include images through the external file by using HTML code?