Action Scripting not working on dynamic text

I am trying to make a symbol of a text box which has dynamically text from a external textfile.  This I do by loadvariablenum() and in the textbox _root.var1.

No probs.  

But I can seem to make it obtain an alpha.  I mean, I can make the symbol alpha set to 22%, but it doesnt take affect.

Any Ideas?

Thank you
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negatyveCommented:
You have to embed font outlines to apply alpha effect.

Flash 5: http://www.negatyve.com/EE/flash5_embedchar.html
FlashMX: http://www.negatyve.com/EE/flashMX_embedchar.html
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rockmansatticAuthor Commented:
Thank you, but I dont have the same char options as the ones your tut show.  Mine made me select specific ranges.   Still works.  Thanks
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negatyveCommented:
>Thank you, but I dont have the same char options as the ones your tut show.

Yeah, with the last update flashmx2004 changed its embedding options (not updated movies yet.. :) )
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