I don’t know about anyone else but I find controlling the appearance of dynamic text (when the source is located outside of Flash) is a frustrating task.
Maybe I’m the only one out here still using good 'ol HTML forms but they have thier advantages. Personally I find them a little easier to maintain and they can speak many languages unknown to Flash. Don’t get me wrong, I love virtually every aspect of Flash however, the point I’m trying to make here is that I am using an HTML form to update a database, which is the information source for a dynamic text field inside my SWF.
Using PHP, one can make good use of the str_replace() function to simply replace all “\r”, or carriage return, characters with “<BR>”. When you put the resulting string into a text file, or database column, Flash will read it properly, putting only a single space between lines.
Phew that was long… I hope someone else has been having this same problem as it would mean there was a point to writing this! Heheh…
Anyways, don’t hesitate to give your feedback on the overall usefulness/uselessness of this document. I apreciate it all.