i am working on your solution. thanks for the detailed explanation. you have really helped me a lot. i wish there were more helpfull people like you in this world. it would be a better place to live in.

thank you very very much for your help. you are a blessing in disguise.

also if i try to embed the calibri font in the flash file, the font display is clear, but some parts of the text is simply not read from the xml file. please see the screenshots 'how i embed fonts.jpg', 'text without embedding fonts.jpg' and 'text after embedding fonts.jpg'. these are also available at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/309129518/embedding_fonts.zip[/url]
i later discovered that if you embed fonts, the text between <b> in the xml disappears, but text within <font> displays. can you throw some light on this? suppose i want to make some text in the xml bold, how do i achieve this without putting <b> in the xml? perhaps use css?
also when i embed fonts, why does it have to be done for each dynamic text field in the fla. whats the way to do it only once for each fla?

problem in short - when the flash file reads text from a xml file, the font display is unclear. when the text is embedded in the flash, it appears clearly

problem in detail -

i would appreciate your help because i am unable to resolve this problem despite my best efforts. please see '~about.fla'. it has been decompiled from a swf file as the original source code was not available (can this be causing the problem?). the xml folder resides in the same folder as '~about.fla'. it contains 'about.xml'. you can download these files at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/306946284/calibri_font_unclear_if_read_from_xml.zip[/url]

i discovered a problem - if you view 'about.swf' - when you click on 'history' link, you can see that the text is distorted. this text is read from the xml file. but is you click on the 'key people' link, you can see that the text appears perfectly. this text is embedded in the flash itself.

please help me to resolve this problem. thank you in advance for you time and efforts.

i have given the screenshots 'text is unclear.jpg' and 'text is clear.jpg' to further explain my query.

please tell me if i have explained my problem properly or further clarifications are needed.

you are absolutely right in your analysis. i have studied the code in detail.

the original developer has used different methods to load the xml data and make a scrollbar. the usual (correct) method he has used in all the flash files is the one in frame 9 which loads the mediacenter.xml into an instance of a dynamic text field and the scrollbar is setup to target the instance of the text field.

as per your suggestion, i have tried to modify the code in sprite67 to solve the problems of space after the text and the scrollbar thumb problem. i simply cannot figure out what to modify in fScrollUp() and fScrollDown() to properly constrain the distance that the objects can scroll. also, i have no idea how to add a sliding thumb and write supporting code for it.

i think the best thing for me to do is to duplicate the method used in frame 9. (whats your opinion?) i.e. load the news.xml into an instance of a dynamic text field and the scrollbar is setup to target the instance of the text field. i am working on this currently and would appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. i.e. what steps are needed to do this. i assume solving this should not be too difficult for me, but as i mentioned, i am a newbie in flash and may get stuck

many thanks for your kind efforts. you have really helped me a lot.

many thanks, jasonhippy. you are a real life saver. i would like to clarify that i have spent many long hours trying to solve all the changes/problems with the flash and am only posting here as a last resort because of looming deadlines.

i am a newbie flash designer. a client has asked me to make modifications in a flash file used on his website. it is flash 8 actionscript. i am currently working on the same and would appreciate your help. the client has given me 'mediacenter.swf' file which i decompiled using sothink decompiler 4.5 build 90120 to '~mediacenter.fla'. it also creates ~mediacenter.flp and the mx folder. the xml folder resides in the same folder as ~mediacenter.fla. it contains mediacenter.xml and news.xml from where the data is read. you can download these files at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/257237626/scrollbar_thumb_missing_and_space_after_scrolling.zip[/url]

i discovered a problem - if you view 'mediacenter.swf' - when you click on 'awards'and scroll to the bottom, you can see that there is no space after the text. the end of the text aligns with the end of the scrollbar. this is correct. but when you click on press releases and scroll to the bottom, you can see that there is space after the text which is incorrect. the end of the text does not align with the end of the scrollbar.
also when you click on awards, the scrollbar has a thumb, which is correct. when you click on press releases, the scrollbar has no thumb, which is incorrect

please help me to resolve this problem.

my additional questions are:
has the creator of the swf file used some unique scrollbar code or is this scrollbar provided in flash itself. in this case, i can read a tutorial to understand it better.

i have ...

i am a newbie flash designer. a client has asked me to make modifications in a flash file used on his website. it is flash 8 actionscript. i am currently working on the same and would appreciate your help. the client has given me 'divisions.swf' file which i decompiled using sothink decompiler 4.5 build 90120 to '~divisions original.fla'. the xml folder resides in the same folder as ~divisions original.fla. it contains divisions.xml. you can download these files at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/257100523/space_after_text_when_scroll_to_bottom.zip[/url]

i discovered a problem - if you view 'divisions.swf' - when you click on 'retail visual solutions'and scroll to the bottom, you can see that there is no space after the text. the end of the text aligns with the end of the scrollbar. but when you click on eyesite, and scroll to the bottom, you can see that there is space after the text. the end of the text does not align with the end of the scrollbar.

please help me to resolve this problem.

my additional questions are:
has the creator of the swf file used some unique scrollbar code or is this scrollbar provided in flash itself. in this case, i can read a tutorial to understand it better.

i have given 'is correct - no space at bottom of text.jpg' and 'is incorrect - space at bottom of text.jpg' to further explain my query.

please tell me if i have explained my problem properly or further clarifications are needed.

fantastic reply, jasonhippy, you solved my problem completely with a superb easy to understand explanation.

i have figured out most of the changes required to solve the problem an in the process of solving it. i may get stuck if there is some change to be made and i done realize it is connected to this issue. by the way, the file is now at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/254193349/_about_original.fla[/url]

i thank all of you for your helpfull coments. i studied the flash and discovered how to solve it.

i am a newbie flash designer. a client has asked me to make modifications in a flash file used on his website. it is flash 8 actionscript. i am currently working on the same and would appreciate your help. the client has given me 'proprietorytools.swf' file which i decompiled using sothink decompiler 4.5 build 90120 to '~proprierarytools original.fla'. the xml folder resides in the same folder as ~proprierarytools original.fla. it contains proprierarytools.xml. you can download these files at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/252995106/scrollbar_questions.zip[/url]

i discovered a problem - if you view 'proprietorytools.swf' - when you click on 'aims', you can see that the scrollbar works perfectly. when you click on advigil, you can see that the scrollbar is faulty. it starts lower than the other links scollbars and has no thumb. the entire text in the xml file is not displayed.

please help me to resolve this problem.

my additional questions are:
has the creator of the swf file use some unique scrollbar code or is this scrollbar provided in flash itself. in this case, i can read a tutorial to understand it better.
is it possible to copy the scrollbar code from the links where it works, to advigil, where it doesnt work
is this an easy bug to resolve or is it difficult?

i have given 'scrollbar works.jpg' and 'scrollbar doesnt work.jpg' to further explain my query.

please tell me if i have explained my problem properly or further clarifications are needed.

i am a newbie flash designer. a client has asked me to make modifications in a flash file used on his website. it is flash 8 actionscript. i am currently working on the same and would appreciate your help. the client has given me 'about.swf' file which i decompiled using sothink decompiler 4.5 build 90120 to '~about original.fla'. the xml folder resides in the same folder as ~about original.fla. it contains about_us.xml.you can download these files at [url]http://rapidshare.com/files/251775121/online_questions.zip[/url]

the change the client wants is as follows - if you view 'about.swf' - when you click on 'key people', the details of 4 people are given - vivek lakhwara, arun goswami, haresh nayak and ss balaji. he wants 2 more peoples names and details to be added. this means adding 2 more names in the top menu (which displays the persons details on mouseover) which currently contains 4 names and on mouseover their picture and details should appear similar to existing 4 persons

i have given 'required changes.jpg' to further explain my query.

please tell me if i have explained my problem properly or further clarifications are needed.

specifically, i would like to know : in key people, i wish to remove all the details of "haresh nayak' (his link in the top bar, his image and his details) and move all the details of 'ss balaji' into its place. i hope my question is clear. thanks in advance for your time and efforts

I am a flash newbie with basic knowledge of flash and have been asked to make changes in the fla file which you can download at [url]http://www.webfile.ws/d/9518[/url] the password is pass. Can you study this fla and tell me as much as you can about its structure and code. I am working on it now and will add specific questions as i go along

thank you for your help. the problem was in style.css. i changed the line [icode]#page3 #content .col_1 .indent { padding:0 60px 0 28px;}[/icode] to [icode]#page3 #content .col_1 .indent { padding:0 25px 0 25px;}[/icode] and it worked fine

please see [url]http://dreamtech.awardspace.co.uk/[/url] in IE 7 or firefox 3.0.6 - it displays fine. but in IE6, the 2 columns on the page display one below the other. i assume its something to do with the css. can you help me?
the css files are [url]http://dreamtech.awardspace.co.uk/style.css[/url] and [url]http://dreamtech.awardspace.co.uk/layout.css[/url]

also the page had a line <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> right at the top which i had to remove because it showed the error "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/www/dreamtech.awardspace.co.uk/index.html on line 1" when i hosted it on awardspace. does this have any impact on my problem. if i remove this line, do i have to add some other line to my code to make it proper.
thanks for your time and efforts.