This is surprisingly easy considering the difficulty I had tracking down how to do it. The first step is to create a very simple flash movie. All you need to add to this movie is one text string. Type whatever you like into it. Next move to the "Text Options" window and switch the first drop down to "dynamic text". In the text box underneath the word "Variable" you can type what ever variable name you want. For the purpose of this tutorial we'll use the name "jtext". Next save and publish the movie.
<OBJECT ID='FlashTest' classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" WIDTH=550 HEIGHT=400> <PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="text.swf"> <PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high> <PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF> <EMBED NAME='FlashTest' src="/imagesvr_ce/flashkit/tutorials/Interactivity/How_to_a-Chris_Pe-577/text.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH=55 HEIGHT=40 TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" swLiveconnect=true> </EMBED> </OBJECT>
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