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I haven't used Frontpage for quite a while. First thing is I can't see how you set the size of the page. Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree here. You can push items out to the right and the window increases. so I guess there's normally no concept of a page size. However is there anything that tells you how wide your page is going to be? Preview doesn't give an accurate idea as it is not 'full screen'. Also I notice other people's pages are often centred. How do you do that?

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First thing is I can't see how you set the size of the page.
You don't - the browser does that.  You can tell the browser to start at a specific size but make sure it is not bigger than 800x600 otherwise everything will disappear off the edges when the user uses an 800x600 display.

If you really want a starting size, add the following in the <head> section

CODE

<script language="vbscript">
resizeTo wid,hgt
</script>
You can push items out to the right and the window increases. so I guess there's normally no concept of a page size.

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However is there anything that tells you how wide your page is going to be?
No - this depends on the browser.  A browser with a default 20 point font is going to have a wider page than a browser with a default 10 point font.

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Also I notice other people's pages are often centred. How do you do that?
Many techniques.  The one I use is to enclose the section you wish to centre in a paragraph and then centre the paragraph.  In HTML, it should look something like

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<p align="center"><input type=button></p>
will give you a centred button.

RE: Page Layout

(OP)
Thanks XWB. I was thinking how you make your whole web page sit in the middle of the screen. I guess the answer to all these positioning questions is CSS. There is only one paragraph on it in the manual that came with my Frontpage 2000.

I have to say I am very disappointed with Frontpage. I've had to change all the table widths manually in the HTML as FP just  doesn't work and it's WYSIsn'tWYG. Do you think I should give up on it or buy a book? I don't really want much apart from  neat lines and borders around text and image rectangles.

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