i don't see any difference in the ide and in ff. they both look good.
which cs version are you using to publish your html/swf files?
Thanks for your prompt response! I'm almost embarressed to bother you with what sounds ridiculously mysterious:
I just tried the testfile on my Mac and there was no problem. Then I tried it under the Windows VM on my Mac - no problem either!
So I thought, maybe it's just something about my Windows computer and went to the original site that prompted the whole investigation ...
It's a site that displays different bits of text depending were you click, and they all showed up with the screwed word wrapping, *except* the one that I had isolated as example in my little tester! Even though I never touched the original files on-line and I'm sure it showed up wrong before!! So I checked on the Mac - exactly the same thing! Checked on my husbands Windows box - same there! Went back to my own Windows machine - no change there: all linebreaks wrong.
Promted by your question I recompiled the swf in CS4 (originally I used CS3) - that version now shows up wrong on Windows and Mac Firefox (3.6.x) and Windows IE7, but correct in IE8 and Safari ... The original site however which uses the same code doesn't work right anywhere - at best the one text sample that I've used in the tester shows up right. A recompiled CS4 version of it is rendered consitently wrong, I believe.
So, I don't know if you still have patience for this ... but here are my various files:
http://www.malchow-perryman.com/textWrapTest.swf (compiled in CS3 - same tester you got from the zip file)
http://www.malchow-perryman.com/textWrapTest2.swf (compiled in CS4, accessing the same xml file)
The original project is a bit complicated - sorry, it's just a silly college project (should have left it alone ...)
- once the preloader (big numbers) is done you may have to rewind or reload to force everything to show up (I'll have to fix that another time)
- then drag the car till you see pictures and book icons appear
- click on the books to popp up the text field with different content (the second book is the one used in the tester)
http://www.malchow-perryman.com/protected/college/mtm1527/final/XML_PhotoGallery/index2.ht ml (re-compiled in CS4, accessing the same xml )
i sometimes download test files that have been pared to contain just enough to show the problem (like your initial files). but anything more than that i don't download unless i'm hired to correct the files.
if you can create another file pared so it contains the minimum needed to show the problem, i'll check that gratis.
Fair enough! I wasn't expectiing you to wade through the code of the original - just thougth it might serve as additional illustration, how the weirdness manifests itself .. seeing that your Browser seemed to handle the test file fine. You've got the stripped down code, there is really nothing more to look at.
But I'd be interested if you see the messed up line breaks in the recompiled version of the tester (that's this one http://www.malchow-perryman.com/textWrapTest2.swf) or perhaps another Browser. I guess if you don't see the problem, it's hard to come up with any thoughts on what might be wrong.
Anyway, thanks for trying.
that swf looks good using ff 3.6.8, win xp and using ie 8, win xp.
Well if anyone else can think of why it might not work consistently ... Please let me know.
Thanks again for your effort!