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After inserting a Flash animation into Yahoo SiteBuilder, the animation has some strange scrollbars - some users have reported.

Our Amara Flash Software has become quite popular with Yahoo Site Builder users and based on their feedback we decided to prepare a detailed standard FAQ question on the scrollbars that some people see when inserting Flash player compatible animations into Yahoo SiteBuilder.

This problem is related to the use of layers in Yahoo's SiteBuilder. A layer has a default width and height, and if these settings are smaller than the dimension of the imported SWF file, Yahoo SiteBuilder will automatically add the scrollbars. This is a very logical way of working, but there's a way to solve this: just increase the width and height of the respective layer. To do this please read through and follow the steps below:

1) Open the respective HTML page in Yahoo SiteBuilder.

2) View the HTML code which should be roughly similar to:

<div style="width:200px;height:100px;overflow:auto;"><!--$begin html$--><OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"
WIDTH=600 HEIGHT=300>
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="intro.swf">
<PARAM NAME=menu VALUE=false>
<PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high>
<PARAM NAME=wmode VALUE=transparent>
<PARAM NAME=scale VALUE=noscale>
<EMBED src=intro.swf menu=false quality=high wmode=transparent
scale=noscale WIDTH=600 HEIGHT=300 TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>

3) The above green-colored code is what you copied and pasted from the Amara Flash Software application, as you can see there is a width and height value. These values are the same as what you entered in your Amara Flash Software. Now take a look at the red values - as you will see these values are different and this is what causes the scrollbar issue, as the inserted Flash animation is larger than the area (layer) that contains the animation.

4) To solve this, simply replace the red-colored width and height (Yahoo Sitebuilder layer size) with the values used in the green code (your Amara Flash Software animation size), in this case 600 and 300. (Check the sizes in the code on your web page and change the values accordingly.)

5) Finally, preview your HTML page to check it and then upload the HTML file and Flash animation to your webserver.

Problems inserting Flash animations into Yahoo Sitebuilder