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Javascript repeat and reduce space between items in Marquee scroller

Hi.  I need to get this javascript marquee scroller to repeat and also for there not to be such a big pause between the news items.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is the code and you can see it at http://www.samfaziomusic.com.
<script type="text/javascript">
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSteps = <?php echo $steps1 ?>;	// Higher = Faster, Lower = slower and more smoothly
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSpeed = <?php echo $speed1 ?>;	// Lower value = Faster
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeStopOnMouseOver = <?php echo $onmouse1 ?>;	// Make the marquee stop moving when user moves his mouse over it
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueePosition = '<?php echo $position1 ?>';	// "top" or "bottom"

	/* Don't change anything below here */
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj;
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj;
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep;
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObjects = new Array();
	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeHiddenSpans = new Array();

	var dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex = 0;
	function repositionMarquee(e,timeout)
	{
		if(document.all)e=event;
		if(dhtmlgoodies_marqueePosition.toLowerCase()=='top'){
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.top = '0px';
		}else{
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.bottom = '-1px';
		}
		if(document.all && !timeout)setTimeout('repositionMarquee(false,true)',500)
	}
	function marqueeMove()
	{
		var leftPos = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.offsetLeft;
		leftPos = leftPos - dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep;
		var rightEdge = leftPos + dhtmlgoodies_marqueeHiddenSpans[dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex].offsetLeft;
		if(rightEdge<0){
			leftPos = document.documentElement.offsetWidth;
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.style.display='none';
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex++;
			if(dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex>=dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObjects.length)dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex = 0;
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObjects[dhtmlgoodies_marqueeIndex];
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.style.display='block';

		}
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.style.left = leftPos + 'px';

	}

	function stopMarqueeMove()
	{
		if(dhtmlgoodies_marqueeStopOnMouseOver)dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep = 0;
	}
	function resumeMarqueeMove()
	{
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSteps;
	}
	function initMarquee()
	{
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj = document.getElementById('dhtmlgoodies_marquee');

		var spans = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.getElementsByTagName('DIV');
		for(var no=0;no<spans.length;no++){
			if(spans[no].className=='textObj'){
				if(!dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj){
					dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj = spans[no];
					spans[no].style.display='block';
				}else spans[no].style.display='none';
				dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObjects.push(spans[no]);
				var hiddenSpan = document.createElement('SPAN');
				hiddenSpan.innerHTML = ' '
				spans[no].appendChild(hiddenSpan);
				dhtmlgoodies_marqueeHiddenSpans.push(hiddenSpan);

			}
		}
		if(dhtmlgoodies_marqueePosition.toLowerCase()=='top'){
			dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.top = '0px';
		}else{
			if(document.all){
				dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.bottom = '0px';
			}else{
				dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.bottom = '-1px';
			}
		}




		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.display='block';
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.style.left = document.documentElement.offsetWidth + 'px';
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.onmouseover = stopMarqueeMove;
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.onmouseout = resumeMarqueeMove;
		if(document.all)window.onscroll = repositionMarquee; else dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.position = 'fixed';

		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.display='block';
		dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSteps;

		setInterval('marqueeMove()',dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSpeed);
	}
</script>

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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
would be useful to see step and speed
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kmurphychiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response.  The step is 2 and speed of scroller is 28.  It's a joomla module.
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
I am getting

<div style="display: none; left: -614px;" class="textObj"><span class="highlighted">News:</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.samfaziomusic.com/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=eventlist&Itemid=12">NEW PERFORMANCES JUST ADDED!  CHECK OUT PERFORMANCES PAGES</a><span> </span></div>
      <div style="display: block; left: 1533px;"

but actually in FF on Mac, each item simply appear to the right when the previous has scrolled off to the left
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kmurphychiAuthor Commented:
It's the 1533px that I am having trouble changing I guess.  I now see that it does repeat after all so I don't need to change that, but can't seem to figure out how to make it so that it doesn't wait until all the text has moved off before it shows the next line of text.
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kmurphychiAuthor Commented:
This is the CSS associated with it that I can find.  


	html{
		height:100%;
		font-family: Segoe UI,Tahoma,Verdana,Arial;
	}
	body{
		margin:0px;
		padding:0px;
		text-align:center;
		height:100%;
	}
	#mainContainer{
		width:400px;
		border-left:1px solid #000;
		border-right:1px solid #000;
		margin:0 auto;
		height:100%;
		text-align:left;
	}
	#topRow{

	}
	#mainContent{
		padding-left:10px;
		padding-right:10px;
	}

	#dhtmlgoodies_marquee{
		/* general marquee layout*/
		padding-top:3px;
		height:25px;
		background-color: #000;
		color: #EC7524;


		/* End general marquee layout */


		position:absolute;
		left:0px;
		z-index:1000;
		bottom:0px;
		display:none;
		width:100%;
		overflow:hidden;
	}
	body > div#dhtmlgoodies_marquee{	/* Firefox rule */
		position:fixed;
	}
	#dhtmlgoodies_marquee a{
	color:#EC7524;
}
	#dhtmlgoodies_marquee .textObj{	/* Layout for the marquee text */
		position:absolute;
		color: #FFF;
		font-weight:bold;
		white-space:nowrap;
		font-family: Segoe UI,Tahoma,Verdana,Arial;
        font-size:15px;
	}
	/* Just some layout classes used in this example script */
	.highlighted{
		color:#EC7524;	// Red color
	}
	.greenText{
		color:#EC7524;	// Green color
	}

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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Check this updated init() function:



      function initMarquee()
      {
            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj = document.getElementById('dhtmlgoodies_marquee');

            var spans = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.getElementsByTagName('DIV');
            for(var no=0;no<spans.length;no++){
                  if(spans[no].className=='textObj'){
                        if(!dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj){
                              dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj = spans[no];
                              spans[no].style.display='block';
                        }else{
                                        spans[no].style.display='none';
                                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.innerHTML += spans[no].innerHTML;
                                }

                  }
                  var emptySpan = document.createElement('SPAN');
                  emptySpan.innerHTML = '&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;++++++&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'
                  dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.appendChild(emptySpan);

            }

                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObjects.push(dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj);
                        var hiddenSpan = document.createElement('SPAN');
                        hiddenSpan.innerHTML = ' '
                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.appendChild(hiddenSpan);
                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeHiddenSpans.push(hiddenSpan);

            if(dhtmlgoodies_marqueePosition.toLowerCase()=='top'){
                  dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.top = '0px';
            }else{
                  if(document.all){
                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.bottom = '0px';
                  }else{
                        dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.bottom = '-1px';
                  }
            }




            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.display='block';
            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTextObj.style.left = document.documentElement.offsetWidth + 'px';
            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.onmouseover = stopMarqueeMove;
            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.onmouseout = resumeMarqueeMove;
            if(document.all)window.onscroll = repositionMarquee; else dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.position = 'fixed';

            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeObj.style.display='block';
            dhtmlgoodies_marqueeTmpStep = dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSteps;

            setInterval('marqueeMove()',dhtmlgoodies_marqueeSpeed);
      }


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kmurphychiAuthor Commented:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
<|:-)
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