>> I would like to have the dynamic text scale within
>> a given area despite how many characters are
>> passed into it as my value from FlashVars
> You could just stick a mask over the field...
That would do it, and as you experient, you'll find that
provides half a dozen ways to accomplish any given goal (I
only sort of ... flexibility is one of the things I like most
Check out the TextField class in the ActionScript 2.0
Reference, and you'll find an autoSize property, which gives
avenue. You might want to experiment with the border property
testing, because you can actually see the text field (even
without text) if
it's set to true. The autoSize property lets you specify in
the text field should expand.