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[FONT=Verdana]hey im looking to do this tutorial http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/multiple_dynamictext.htm
in flash 8 i know its mx and its telling me the load vars function wont work. So any ideas even if u can just tell me how to load the text dynamically that would be cool its just for journals for each of my band members so u click on their name and there journal loads up which they update and stuff themselves