Text allignement in combination with input field

I hope some of you can help me solve the following problem.

First of all, watch the following swf here.

(This swf is just to illustrate the problem, it’s not a final version)

As you can see it all works fine. Hit the start button and the text will be “printed” on the clock. But you may have seen the problem allready…

When you use a word with more or less characters the text does not align properly with the picture. Is there some way that i can make the text align using a set (fixed) value and then let AS “count” the characters so that the output aligns perfectly with the picture regardless the amount of characters used in the input field?

You can download the original FLA here.

Thx in advance