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how to use index.html to position flash content

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Hi,
I am trying to figure out what code i need to insert, and where, into my index.html file that is loading my Flash movie - so that the Flash movie will align lower than the top edge by about 20 pixels or so instead of sitting right at the top.

Is this possible?

I've attached the current index.html code in the case that helps.

Thanks in advance for any help!



<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>BPOpen</title>
<script language="javascript">AC_FL_RunContent = 0;</script>
<script src="AC_RunActiveContent.js" language="javascript"></script>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#282b2b">
<center>
<!--url's used in the movie-->
<!--text used in the movie-->
<!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
<script language="javascript">
	if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) {
		alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js.");
	} else {
		AC_FL_RunContent(
			'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0',
			'width', '950',
			'height', '650',
			'src', 'BPOpen',
			'quality', 'high',
			'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer',
			'align', 'middle',
			'play', 'true',
			'loop', 'true',
			'scale', 'exactfit',
			'wmode', 'window',
			'devicefont', 'false',
			'id', 'BPOpen',
			'bgcolor', '#282b2b',
			'name', 'BPOpen',
			'menu', 'true',
			'allowFullScreen', 'false',
			'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain',
			'movie', 'BPOpen',
			'salign', 'lt'
			); //end AC code
	}
</script>
<noscript>
	<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="950" height="650" id="BPOpen" align="middle">
	<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
	<param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
	<param name="movie" value="BPOpen.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="scale" value="exactfit" /><param name="salign" value="lt" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#282b2b" />	<embed src="BPOpen.swf" quality="high" scale="exactfit" salign="lt" bgcolor="#282b2b" width="950" height="650" name="BPOpen" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
	</object>
</noscript><center>
</body>
</html>

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Question by:HoolaDesign
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by:Sh4d1
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You must set style preference for body. For example:

<body bgcolor="#282b2b" style="margin:0;padding:0;">
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by:torimar
ID: 21844710
If you want it quick and dirty, just insert a couple of linebreaks <BR /> into the code before calling your flash object.

If you want it nice and tidy, use the "margin-top" CSS command like in the code I appended.
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>BPOpen</title>
<script language="javascript">AC_FL_RunContent = 0;</script>
<script src="AC_RunActiveContent.js" language="javascript"></script>
<style type="text/css">
.mt20 {margin-top: 20px;}
</style>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#282b2b">
<center>
<div class="mt20">
<!--url's used in the movie-->
<!--text used in the movie-->
<!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
<script language="javascript">
        if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) {
                alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js.");
        } else {
                AC_FL_RunContent(
                        'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0',
                        'width', '950',
                        'height', '650',
                        'src', 'BPOpen',
                        'quality', 'high',
                        'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer',
                        'align', 'middle',
                        'play', 'true',
                        'loop', 'true',
                        'scale', 'exactfit',
                        'wmode', 'window',
                        'devicefont', 'false',
                        'id', 'BPOpen',
                        'bgcolor', '#282b2b',
                        'name', 'BPOpen',
                        'menu', 'true',
                        'allowFullScreen', 'false',
                        'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain',
                        'movie', 'BPOpen',
                        'salign', 'lt'
                        ); //end AC code
        }
</script>
<noscript>
        <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="950" height="650" id="BPOpen" align="middle">
        <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
        <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
        <param name="movie" value="BPOpen.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="scale" value="exactfit" /><param name="salign" value="lt" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#282b2b" /> <embed src="BPOpen.swf" quality="high" scale="exactfit" salign="lt" bgcolor="#282b2b" width="950" height="650" name="BPOpen" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
        </object>
</noscript>
</div>
</center>
</body>
</html>

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by:HoolaDesign
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Hi,
Thanks to both of you for answering.  i however had issues with all but just adding the line breaks.

First Sh4d1 -
when i enter that code, just as you have it - the site no longer loads, but this appears instead (i tried removing your code a couple of times to make sure that was the issue):

if (AC_FL_RunContent == 0) { alert("This page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js."); } else { AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0', 'width', '950', 'height', '650', 'src', 'BPOpen', 'quality', 'high', 'pluginspage', 'http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer', 'align', 'middle', 'play', 'true', 'loop', 'true', 'scale', 'exactfit', 'wmode', 'window', 'devicefont', 'false', 'id', 'BPOpen', 'bgcolor', '#282b2b', 'name', 'BPOpen', 'menu', 'true', 'allowFullScreen', 'false', 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', 'movie', 'BPOpen', 'salign', 'lt' ); //end AC code }

If there's a reason for this i'd love to know!

---

And torimar,
I tried your second solution, but nothing changes.  seems super simple enough but alas, it still aligns at right at the top.

Used the line breaks and all seems to be fine.



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torimar earned 250 total points
ID: 21850491
Strange indeed. My second solution works fine for me in both Opera and Firefox.
Have you copy/pasted my code completely? Or only taken bits? Then you might have overlooked some parts. Maybe emptying your browser cache might help, too.

Anyway, here is another, very easy CSS solution:

<style type="text/css">
embed {
margin-top: 20px;}
</style>

Just copy this into the HEAD tag of your file. No further editing is required.
NOTE: This will change the positioning of *all* embedded elements on the page, so it is not recommended for pages with more than one flash movie.
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by:HoolaDesign
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thanks so much!  that last bit of code works perfectly.
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