Need to position flash movie higher on page using HTML....HELP!

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Need to position flash movie higher on page using HTML....HELP!
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Hi Korum

Positioning a flash or more precisely .swf file anywhere on your web page is quite simple.

The first thing is to upload your .swf file. You can do this from the Site menu -> Manage Files.

Next, drop an HTML widget where you would like to see your Flash presentation, and paste the following HTML inside it (without the <!-- and --> lines - I just added those because GetSatisfaction tries to interpret the code):

If you wish your flash movie to be automatically centered you can use a Widgetbox widget instead of the usual HTML widget. (Center movie alignment is the default location for the Widgetbox widget)

<!--
<object width="200" height="400">
<param name="movie" value="resources/myswffile.swf">
<embed src="resources/myswffile.swf" width="200" height="400">
</embed>
</object>
-->

Then you just need to substitute "myswffile.swf" in the code above (in both places) with the name of the file you uploaded and you should see the Flash movie appear when you close the HTML widget editor. You'll need to play around with the width and height values in the text above to suit your movie's size.

Just drag the widget around on your page wherever you wish the flash movie to appear. Use of a two column widget can place it to the left or the right side of the screen. Whichever is your preference...

Happy site building
Ed
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Hi Ed, looks like we were both answering at the same time! Thanks as always for your wonderful help!

Emmy
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Hello,
Here are the instructions for adding a flash file to your site. You need to drag and drop and html widget onto your page where you want the flash piece to appear. If you would like it to be higher on your page you can move the html widget higher.

Here's how to add a flash file to your page:

1) Upload your .swf file. You can do this by clicking on the File Manager button.
2) Drag and drop a HTML widget onto your site, where you would like to see your flash presentation, and paste the following HTML inside it:

<!--
<object width="200" height="400">
<param name="movie"value="resources/myswffile.swf">
<embed src="resources/myswffile.swf"width="200"height="400"/>
</object>-->

(remove the beginning <!- - and the end - ->)

3) Then substitute "myswffile.swf" in the code above - in both places, with the name of the file you uploaded, and you should see the flash movie appear when you close the HTML editor. You'll need to play around with the width and height values in the text above, to suit your movie's needs.

4) Remember to include any folder names in the file path if your file is stored in a folder in the File Manager. For example: "resources/Flash folder/myswffile.swf".

Please let us know if you need further assistance with this.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Hi guys I already followed those steps I need to make my flash intro higher up the page as at the moment it is too low.

If you can check out my site and advise the best route, thanks again for the help :)
http://cardiffcapitals.synthasite.com/
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It looks like the area right above your Flash piece is where the top banner and menu are located; and this area is built into the style so even if you don't have anything in it, the space is still there.

If the only thing you put on that page was an html widget that you put the code for the swf file in, and it is flush up against where the menu and top banner are, than it is not possible to move it any higher.

Sorry I don't have better news on this.

Kind Regards,
Emmy