font size less then 10 will automaticaly change to normal even if it is givin bold, you need to select >properties>> Character>> Anti - alias >> custum anti-alias
Thank you for the suggestion. The point size of the text field is 14pt. I gave your suggestion a try, but alas it did not fix the problem. I should mention that this movie clip is loaded during runtime to a parent movieclip. Does that pose a problem? I've embedded the font in both the .swf that gets loaded and the .swf that does the loading.
can you try publishing the swf from a different system or select the font as arial bold, its really strange!
Thanks again for your help! I really appreciate your time. I found out the answer to the problem I was having. I'm using CS5, and after searching through these forums, I discovered that because "Auto Kern" was checked for the dynamic text field, the 'bold' style would not work properly. So, while it seems very strange, unchecking 'Auto Kern' on the dynamic text field did the trick! Thanks again, though for all your time and assistance!