I decided to just make the text static in the end and use the scrollpane it was much easier.
And its for my portfolio site so i dont mind updating the text in flash, on the rare occasions that will happen.
Thanks anyway for that tute ill do it at some point when i can be bothered as id like to know how to do this in mx 2004.
On a final note with TextArea component can you still customise the look of the scrollbar etc as before ??
cause i HATE the cheesy look of the basic one