Many of the formatting buttons on the toolbars in FrontPage Express look like the buttons in Word and Excel. You may not get exactly the same effect, however. These buttons actually insert HTML tags to create their effects.
For example the button makes the selected text into a numbered list using the HTML tags <ol>, </ol>, and <li>. Your only choices about how the list displays are whether to number as 1, 2, 3 or I, II, III or A, B, C or a,b,c or i, ii, iii.
In Word you have even more choices, plus features like adding text before or after the numbers and adjusting the spacing between the numbers and the list items.
Project 2: HTML Basics
Buttons on the Formatting Bar
Has a list of the basic HTML paragraph styles. Unlike Word or Microsoft FrontPage, in FPX you cannot create new styles for this list.
You have already used some of these styles: Heading 1,
Heading 2, Definition, Defined Term, Bulleted List, and Numbered List.
Drops a list of the fonts installed on the computer.
Choosing a font will apply it to the selected text by surrounding the text
with tags like
These buttons do not assign a specific point size to the
selected text. They can only set a relative font size from 1 to 7
using a tag like
The default size is 3. Other sizes are a percentage of the default size.
Different fonts at the same font "size" do not actually appear on the page as the same physical size! The samples below show Times New Roman and Arial in sizes from 1 to 7. Quite a difference in the larger sizes!
The Bold button surrounds the selected text with the
logical formatting tag
The Italic button applies the logical formatting tag
The Underline button uses the character formatting tag
This button opens the Color dialog, where you can choose
the color for the selected text. The selected text is surrounded with a tag
The number for each color comes from the hexadecimal numbers (that is base 16) for how much red, green, and blue are needed to make the color. 255 is for the maximum amount of a color. 255= FF in hexadecimal numbers. Of course, 0 would mean that none of that color.
from column 1 row 2
The Alignment buttons add the ALIGN attribute to a tag in order to align the text. There are actually 4 values for alignment: left, center, right, and justify. FPX does not have a button for "Justify". To make things worse, FPX will delete the code for Justify if you add it yourself!
You can apply alignment to block elements like
The List buttons turn your selected text into a list with either numbers or bullets. You can format the style of numbering or bullet shape from the menu Format | Bullets and Numbering.
The Indent buttons increase or decrease the amount that the selected text is indented.
The block element that the cursor is in is surrounded by the tags
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