Tables in FrontPage
Apr. 1, 1998
Have your previous labs handy in case you need to refer to them. As we
progress, we're building a skills set and adding to it each time we do a
lab. The lab handouts are your refreshers when you forget skills --- bring
all of them with you to class.
Today we're going to use tables to create a small ``newsletter.'' The
primary purpose of tables is controlling placement of text blocks and
for an example of how this newsletter is ``supposed'' to look.
- Using FrontPage Explorer, open any of your webs. From Explorer
open the Editor (Don't close Explorer!) and open a new Web page. Save the
page with the title Tables in FrontPage and the file path
- Apply a background color to the page.
- So that you'll be able to see the table's ``frame,'' you'll need to
turn on format marks. Open the View menu and make sure Format
Marks is checked.
- First, we'll create a table for the
newsletter's title banner. Open the Table Menu and choose
Insert Table. Use 2 rows, 3 columns, and set the table so its width is
- Right-click the mouse on the table, choose Table Properties
and set a background color.
- Drag the mouse over the cells of the table, from top left to bottom
right, open cell properties, and set the width to 33%
- Choose a font color which contrasts nicely with the table's
background color. Type today's date in the bottom left cell. Format the
cell for left horizontal alignment. Type your newsletter title in the top
center cell. Center the text. Type your name in the bottom right cell.
Right justify the text.
- Let's add the newsletter's body. Following the table you just
created, add a second table with 4 rows and 2 columns. Its width should be
100%. Set the width of each cell to be 50%.
- Selecting each row in turn, set the cell colors so that they
alternate between two colors of your choice.
- Find four images and place them in the table one per row, alternating
between the two columns. Align as necessary.
- Using the remaining four cells, create captions for the images. Use
appropriate font attributes (color, typeface, size, etc.).
- Format the cells so that the images and text are aligned properly.
- Once you've finished, call me over to have a look.
Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Mar 31 15:20:07 EST 1998