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are your sure you have uploaded your text file to the correct directory?
If this is the correct path,
We should be able to access this url
But I cant access it...
heya, the actual directory link for the site is
alexbimpson.co.uk/test is simply a web diversion.
therefore, the text file can be found at
i notice there is some extra code added when the text file is viewed online, is this the source of my problem?
yes there is a problem with your text file, it is not text file, but it is a rdf file.
make sure you use simple text editor like notepad to create your txt file,
avoid using microsoft word etc.
Where did you set webintro? You might want to try:
 webintro is a name-value pair as you stated in a later post [/edit]
hey guys, thx for your help, the problem was, as ggshow stated, that it wasnt a correct .txt file. it was created using textedit on mac, but this does not support .txt so i had to use microsoft word.
all is gd now, cheers
I am trying a similar thing, loading text from an external text file into a Flash graphic symbol. I copy/pasted the actionscript posted above by abimpson on 05/02/2007 into a keyframe on a separate layer.
I am unclear on what is meant by the statement:
webintro is the beginning of my text file, as in "webintro=text to be displayed"
Does this mean "webintro" is actually the first word inside the text file? Does this reference something else?
Also, I am using TextEdit on Mac OSX to create the text file, and am saving with Plain Text Encoding: Unicode (UTF-8). Is this OK?
Thanks for your attention to my inquiry.
Hiya Nate C
It seems you had the exact same problem as me! TextEdit on the mac doesnt save files as a .txt! Krazy i know! And changing the file name to .txt didnt work either!
My solution was to use microsoft word for mac, which does have the function to save as a .txt, which immediately solved the problem!
Hope this helps!
A good freeware editor for mac is TextWrangler from Barebones.
@Nate C: UTF-8 encoding is fine, this will allow you to use special characters in the textfile without having to url-encode them.
abimpson uses name-value pairs in his file. So if you would create a textField in your movie with the variable-name webintro, the text displayed there would be "text to be displayed"