If you need extra spaces then add them when you assign the text...
h.tray_mc.message.text = "test ";
h.tray_mc.message.text = "test" + " ";;
That doesn't not work. It ignores the spaces at the end
shows clearly whe I add a border to the tf.
It does work. You asked how to add spaces to the end of ther text and that is adding spaces to the end of the text.
If you want to add extra empty textfield space after the text the same holds true. If it is not working for you I can't explain why but it works for me.
Instead of using the textfield form the library (attachMovie), I used .createTextField to create 'message' and it worked. I don't know why the textfield in attachMovie() did not show spaces, but I've got my answer.
You're welcome Ron. I recreated what I could make of your first posting and that worked for me, using the attachMovie approach... so something is amiss... but if you have a working solution that's all you really need.