Where'd the text go?!

I am using the transition preloader on kirupa.com to load in external swfs (http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/preloader_transition.htm). I have Spark’s calendar component on one of the external swfs. All text appears fine when testing the calendar page itself but the text seems to disappear when it’s loaded as an external swf into the main file. Is this a path issue? :h: