I am guessing that the red lines are lines in Flash.
If you break apart the letter to vector graphics (Ctrl+B twice on PC) you should be able to simply use the fill tool (paint bucket) to fill that space in with a solid white.
Though, on the other hand, if keeping the letter as text is important to you, then you can draw a line that follows the left edge of the A, and then use the fill tool.
Using the fill tool is exactly what I have been trying to do.
I have "broken up" each part of the image. Yes, the lines
are part of the image as well. I have zoomed the image
up to 800% and carefully examined that there are no gaps
and I have clicked on the little fill bucket and when I try
to fill in the space, nothing happens. There must be some
step I am leaving out.
Make sure all bounding areas for the shape are on the same layer.
Good point, but still not the answer.
I do not know what caused the problem but when I made sure the area I wanted to fill in was bounded by a new white line on the top and one on the bottom, I was able suddenly to fill in the area.
The red lines were on the same layer. I made sure of this by putting a visual X (sorry I do not know the term) on the column where you can hide the layers except for the layer I was using.
The question as to why this happened is not answered but the problem now is solved.
So should I just mark this as being answered?
It sounds like there was a gap somewhere that was keeping the fill tool from working, and the added lines filled it.
A side-note: The fill tool has a parameter to fill even with gaps. At the bottom of the tools palette there is a button that displays a circle when you have the fill tool selected. Click this button, and you get a menu to choose No gaps, small gaps, large gaps. Typically, changing this to large gaps when a problem like this arises will allow for the area to get filled.