Font Properties

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 window]

  • 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 both.
  • 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.

[text to tables example]

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.

[Convert Text To Table window]

  • Paragraphs - A new table row will begin at each new paragraph. Each line is placed in a single cell on a new row.
    [text to table example]
  • Tabs - A new column will begin at each tab stop.
    [text to table example]
  • Commas - A new column will begin at each comma. The text below produces the same table format as the TAB setup.
    [text to table example]
  • None - All the highlight text will be placed into a single table cell.
    [text to table example]
  • Other - Select another delimiter for creating a table.