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 2
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
- 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
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
- Tabs - A new column will begin at each tab
- Commas - A new column will begin at each comma. The
text below produces the same table format as the TAB
- None - All the highlight text will be placed into a
single table cell.
- Other - Select another delimiter for creating a table.