you must use a work-around for your 1/2 line: insert an empty graphic
you can load text using the loadvars class and load xml using the xml class.
for tabs: enable the html property of your textfield and use a textformat tag with tabstops:
it took me a moment, but I am now where I think I can work with your code, except I don't understand a couple of things.
I am getting all the text loaded via loadvars and am styling it via an external style sheet. How do I load the image for the half return?
For the tab function, I am not even sure where to start... Do you think there might be a tutorial on this somewhere?
Thanks a lot for the help!
you can use a movieclip with a linkage id. the src of your img tag will be the linkage id.
i don't know of any tutorials about using tabs. try a google-search. or just look at the code i gave you. remove all the asfunction stuff and the for-loop and all you have is the code for tabs.
I used this, but it did not work.
<img src="text_spacer" />
I also tried this:
<img src="text_spacer" width="250" height="5" />
What happens is that the space is way bigger and part of the following html tag get cut.
Am I doing it wrong?
is text_spacer a linkage id of a movieclip that contains a graphic (with alpha=0)?
yes, in the library!
then you just need to juggle the graphic size and the result you see to achieve the effect you want. this is more art than science because flash is a bit inconsistent with displaying graphics in textfields.
Okay, so i figured out that I MAY need to create an editable region prior to
inputing text. Am I correct? But now how do i get the editable text region to stay the origional size and layout. When i try
to input text the area starts to expand. What have I done wrong.
Even If I jsut typed a . in the area it would automatically through the whole layout off. I hadn't made it an editable region (i am SO new)...so i tried that and it seemed to fix the problem. Am I ont he right path? How do I get he text in the editable region to wrap to the next line automatically so aas to not through the layout off??