you can use the bitmapdata class to convert (use the draw() method) your textfields to bitmaps.
kglad, thank you very much for your suggestion. i tried it, but... the result is much worse... even smoothed... i gues bitmap rendering is worse than font rendering and certainly than vector rendering. i'm affraid i would really need a way to convert the font to vectors... or else stick to my hand converting method.
thanks anyway for your help, and please advise if you have an alternative.
i read somewher that it was possible to actually reproduce API commands in A.S.(like the 'break appart' i need)? any idea, anyone? thanks, f.
there's no actionscript to break apart objects. you can, however, use jsfl to break apart symbols.
check the flash help documents about extending flash.
thanks again kglad, i was about to dig my nose into jsfl, when i bumped into this 'ASVDrawing Class'
that apparently does it as a class, which i am familiar to as opposed to jsfl, that i ignored before today. i'll give it a try...