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04-10-2004, 11:25 PM
I'm creating a site for a friend and i'm trying to figure something out. When i create a new page from a Page template > frames pages, the frames lets me add text and if there's a lot of text it will create a scrollbar. Now in my page there are no frames but i will like to add a scroolbar. So the page remains the same size but if theres more text in one page then it will be a scrolldown bar. I'm wondering if is possible, or if i can insert a frame into the page. I'm not even sure how to explain it, i hope it makes sence.
04-11-2004, 01:01 AM
Hi and welcome to our forum :yoohoo:
I am not too sure I am understanding you. But, on any page, the more text you add ... if it goes beyond the bottom of the visual page then automatically a scroll bar will be created. The only way on an ordinary page you can create a scrollbar, when there is little text on the page, is to hit the enter key and add several empty line spaces until the scroll bar appears. But I am not sure that is the answer to the question you are asking :D:
Maybe you need to wait until the problem happens, then come and ask us how to sort it??
With frames, I think you can always have a scroll bar, as if you right click inside any of the frames and select "frames page properties" (something like that) then there is a check box where you can indicate whether you want the scroll bars showing "always", "never", or "only when needed" ......
Maybe you can expand on the above and describe a bit more your question if I have totally misread it :eek:
All the best
04-11-2004, 04:04 AM
Hi Marcy.......I'm not sure just what you are describing either but it sounds a bit like a page I was using several years ago. Have a look at it and let us know if this is what you are after. You can just keep adding to the lower portion where you see the words text
04-11-2004, 05:01 AM
I think the example you have given is done with layers and absolute positioning and at 800 resolution it falls of the page. Quite often that style is done with i-frames, and are slightly more cross-browser friendly I think. But if you can avoid that type of situation altogether (i.e. frames, layers etc of any kind) then I think it is best as it can lead to problems unless you really know what you are doing and how the different browsers will view such coding and it can be hard to optimise sites with layers or frames of any time for the search engines, and linking within can cause problems as well. Having said that, sometimes a page will call for an i-frame or similar in which case cross browser/resolution testing should be on the agenda.
04-11-2004, 06:48 PM
umm... the problem is that i'm not using frames. The example on http://www.gskywalkers.us/scroll/scroll.htm is kind of waht i'm looking for. Is that in a frame???
oh well, thanks.
04-12-2004, 05:49 AM
YOu need to explain more what you are after, we dont fully understand. Gskywalker has shown you an example of layers ... but the same effect can be achieved using a type of frame called an i-frame .....
have you seen a page that gives an example of what you are after ... I am sorry, but I dont understand what you want, I need more information or an example of what you want???
04-13-2004, 07:54 PM
that is good example.
04-13-2004, 09:57 PM
That site uses frames. Top, left, bottom and middle content frame ..... but I still dont understand looking at that site what it is you are after achieving.
02-11-2005, 08:54 AM
With regards to your first reply on this thread:
I had the same question and did right click in the frame, looking for the Frame page properties so I could change the scrollbar to "only when needed". Problem is, no matter where I click in the frame, the "Frame page properties" item does not appear as an option (Page properties does, but that does not include any reference to the frame). Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
02-11-2005, 09:05 AM
I would say you did not have your frames open .. but just a plain page open - you have to have all the frames open at the same time in FP .. not just an individual page. If you have the frames open then that option is available if in normal view you right click inside any of the frames pages ....
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