Htmltext problem

Hi, I have a problem. I “used” to have a text scrollbar and somewhere in the actionscript the text was written in the textbox with the following code:

 function showText(message) {
text_field.htmltext = message;

my_text = "blablabla...";

that’s when I used to have Flash MX, but now, in MX 2004 when I try to test this, the text dont appears, unless I remove the “.htmltext” but then it appears without format, I mean, it appears not as html formatted text.

Is there any substitute for this? or how can i solve it
the only way I found it works is changing the publish settings for player 6

help! :cross-eye