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Is it possible to load text into a movie and save any changes made.

I would like to input the text into a form I've designed in Flash, when the user has changed the text the hit a button that saves the text back to the file.

I think the easiest way to structure the text would be using XML, so I would rather go this route if possible.

Is this possible? And if it is how.
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by:henryww
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if the flash movie on a website then u will need some server scripting to save the file like asp,php,pl .. etc

and yes, u can use xml or anything u like, loading/saving text is not hard. if is it only plain text not records, u don't need xml just load as normal variable.

be more specific on what u want to do, and the experts here can come up with examples for u real soon.
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by:neilwhite
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The flash movie will run from a CD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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by:henryww
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then u will have to use flash v5, MX can't write file (txt) ... it can save to shareObject but not read/write a file.
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by:henryww
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something like that ...
fscommand ("save","C:\\folderName\\someFileName.txt");
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I would rather use the XML route if poss
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henryww earned 600 total points
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ok then ... the shareObject ...

but u can't save it back to the original text file ...

see if this help
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/Flash/Q_20544355.html

cheers
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by:olcorado
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You can do it using projectors and 3rd party software like SWF Studio.Thet can save variables in a file, edit registry and so on. Hope this helps you. :)
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