Well, the first issue has been resolved, but I am afraid I am not there yet. My reason for re-publishing the .swf was to remove the clickwheel funtionality.
Why? Because I want the user to be able to scroll down the webpage normally, regardless of whether the pointer is over the simpleviewer object or anywhere else on the page.
Disabling the EnableMouseWheel prevented simpleviewer from reacting to the mouse wheel, but when the pointer is over the simpleviewer object, the page will not scroll. If the simpleviewer object is selected, either by clicking on a thumbnail or on the main image, the page will not scroll until the user clicks outside of the simpleviewer object. Is there any way to resolve this?
CN - I want the mouse wheel to cause the webpage to scroll, even when the mouse is over the simpleviewer object and after the simpleviewer object has been selected.