Many properties of fonts can be changed from the Font dialog
box. Highlight the text that will be formatted and select Format|Font
from the menu bar.
- Font - Select a simple, common font for the web page.
Keep in mind that the list that appears in FrontPage is the list
of fonts loaded onto your computer while many of the visitors
of your web site will not have the same fonts. Choose a font such
as Arial, Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, or another sans-serif font
that is easy to read and most people have loaded on their computers.
- Font Style - Select bold, italics, or a combination of
- Size - Font sizes on web pages are designated by different
values than the point sizes you may be used to working with in
Word and other word processing programs. Font sizes are listed
in parentheses next to the HTML point sizes. A point size of 2
or 3 is usually best for paragraph text. Below are examples of
the font sizes using Arial font.
font size 1
font size 2
font size 3
font size 4
font size 5
- Effects - Many of these effects are unnecessary and some
are not viewable on all browsers. It is not recommended that you
underline any text as this will confuse your user
since links are usually underlined. Use bold and italics to emphasize
text instead of underlining. Blink is an old HTML
specification and since it is quite annoying, many browsers no
longer support it. Strong and Emphasis
produce similar results to bold and italics.
- Press OK when finished.
Explain these. They generally don't work properly in Netscape,
but do work when assigned values in themes.
Converting Text to Tables
The text below was typed into FrontPage by pressing the TAB
key after each number and ENTER to begin each new line.
The text can be put into a table by selecting Table|Convert|Text
to Table from the menu bar. This dialog window will appear.
Make a selection and click OK.
- Paragraphs - A new table row will begin at each new paragraph.
Each line is placed in a single cell on a new row.
- Tabs - A new column will begin at each tab stop.
- Commas - A new column will begin at each comma. The text
below produces the same table format as the TAB setup.
- None - All the highlight text will be placed into a single
- Other - Select another delimiter for creating a table.