Tables in Microsoft FrontPage




Tables in Microsoft FrontPage

This is just some tips I've learned using tables in FrontPage. This web uses a cascading style sheet (CSS), but many webs I've created use tables.

  • Set your table properties to make the table a specific width in percentage. If you set the table to 75% width, for instance, it doesn't matter whose PC or the resolution they use, it'll take up 75% of the width of their browser window.
  • Set your column width to percentages that total 100%. If you put your menus in a left-hand table column, and your body text in the right, make sure that the two widths are set to percentages that total 100%. Perhaps 20% for the left column and 80% for the right.
  • FrontPage tables are nearly the opposite (at least for me) to Word tables, in that I like to use one long (tall) cell in FrontPage, regardless of the number of paragraphs I have.
  • Even if you don't use tables for your body text, you can still use them for headers and footers.
  • You can set your text with a white background and "frame" it with color by using a 3-column table with 3 rows. Use the background property of the table cells (right-click, FormatŕCell) to fill them with color. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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