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FrontPage 98 Problem Solving
|Tips on using fonts.
|FrontPage 98 includes font
selection controls similar to a word processor, allowing you to use any font installed on
your system in your FP98 documents. Before using non-standard fonts on your Web pages,
remember that only users that have those same fonts installed on their systems will be
able to view the document as you intended. In other words, if you select Viner Hand
ITC as the body font for your Web page, viewers of that page must also have Viner Hand ITC
installed on their systems. This problem is further complicated by the fact that most
Macintosh fonts have different names than their Windows 95 equivalents.
There are three fonts that viewers of your Website are almost guaranteed to have on their systems. These are Times New Roman (a serif font and the FrontPage 98 default font), Courier New (a mono spaced font also called Courier on Macintosh systems) and Arial (a sans-serif font also called Helvetica on the Macintosh). If you want to use a font other than these three, that's okay; be sure you also add one of these three fonts after your specialized font in the <font face=""> tags.
|Times New Roman is the
default font so you don't need to do anything special to use it. Remember, anytime you
want to change any text in your Web page to the default settings, select the text in the
FrontPage Editor, then choose Remove Formatting from the Format menu.
If you want to use a standard sans-serif font, follow these steps to insure the document will display correctly on both Windows 95 and Macintosh based browsers:
If you want to use a standard mono spaced or typewriter style font follow these steps to insure the document will display correctly on both Windows 95 and Macintosh based browsers:
If you want to use a non-standard font in your Web page, follow these steps to insure the document will display as closely as possible to your original design in all browsers. In this example, we will use Verdana (a popular Windows 95 sans-serif font) as the non-standard font. Substitute the font you wish for Verdana in the steps below.
Because Verdana is a non-standard font, we add secondary fonts to display in the user's browser in the event they don't have Verdana installed on their computer. Verdana is a sans-serif font, so Arial is a good second choice (with Helvetica as the Macintosh equivalent). If you're using a serif font, you may want to use Times New Roman as your secondary choice.
|When you have multiple fonts listed in the face tag (for example, <font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">), Web browsers will try to use the first font listed and if they can't find it installed in the computer they will try the second font, then the third and so on. If the browser can't find any of the fonts, the text will be displayed in the browser's default font (usually Times New Roman).
Note: Although 1stcom has made every effort to make sure the information here is accurate and correct, everyone's setup is different and what works on one system may not work on another. Always make backup copies of critical data. Use the information you find here here at your own risk.