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By the way... I should have said that I'm currently using version X5.
If frame 3 is non-scrollable, does this mean that your overall window size is fixed? Because if so, I have a cheater's workaround that doesn't involve scroll bars.
The thumbnails are in a topic of their own, right? Let's call it nav.htm (for nav bar). If you figure out how many thumbnails fit in a visible screen, you can split up nav.htm into separate topics - nav1.htm, nav2.htm, nav3.htm - that are small enough that you don't need to scroll.
Then you just put your up and down arrow pictures in and link to the previous and next nav topics - so nav1.htm has a down arrow -> nav2.htm, nav2.htm has both a down and up arrow linking to nav3 and nav1, etc. etc. etc.
HTH (or at least sparks an idea or two),
Just to add a thought to Elisa's idea. BTW, I haven't tried this yet.
Instead of separate topics, why not use bookmarks? You could have a non-scrolling frame but scroll the contents by linking to bookmarks in the topic rather than summoning new topics. This would make editing more manageable.
I, personally, would go with the "ugly scrollbar" because it is what users expect to see when there is scrollable content but if you need the real estate this could work.
Thanks Elisa and John for your suggestions. I'll try both techniques later this week to see which one works best, and will report back with my findings. From your initial descriptions though, I see the bookmarks being the most workable solution. However, I foresee that I will need to tweak this slightly as I only want a certain piece of text or image to appear in frame 3 at any one time.
I'll let you know how it goes. ;o)