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How do I write a text on a picture in composer

How do I write a text on a picture in composer

How do I write a text on a picture in composer

Alright i made me a nice picture where i can list my pages like Home,Pictures, Contact i am trying write that on the picture in composer but i click on the picture and type it just deletes the picture so can you help.

RE: How do I write a text on a picture in composer

Ok, I'm not using Netscap, I use Mozilla, but they are nearly the same thing.
So, i tried typing on top of the picture, and like you said the picture goes away.  To the best of my knolwdge there is no way type on a standard picture using HTML, that being said, We will do it the hard way.  I presume you know how to insert pictures, so I won't go there.

Step One:  When You insert a piture, in the "dimensions" tab the size the the picture in is displayed in pixles. Say the width is 200px and the Height is oh.. 150px.  Remember those numbers they will be important later.  (you don't need to insert the picture)

Step Two:  Click Insert >> Table.  Change the rows and colloms to 1, and change the width to the width of your picture, in this case 200.  And change the drop down box beside it to "Pixles".  Finaly change the border to 0

Step Three:  Double click on the cell created.  In the options window change the width to 200, and the height to 150 (in the cell tab).  Now where the magic comes in, click the "Advanced Edit.." button.  Because Composer is far behind many other programs, we will have to use a vale that isn't avaliable otherwise.
In the Attribute: field type background and in the Value: field type the location of the picture as it will appear in you website.  Don't type c:\mysite\images\bpic.jpg, instead type images\bpic.jpg.  
Click Ok
Step four:  Hop on over to the Table tab, (we're still in the table properties window!) change the width to mach you picture (200) and the height to mach also (150).  Then make sure the units are pixles for both.  Now change the Border:, Spacing:, and Padding: values to 0.  Click "Ok"

And you're done, of course you may have to press enter when typing so that the table doesn't change size (we don't want that).  You will notice that if you don't use the size of your image the picture will either be cut off of tiled.  

If you didn't understand any of the information above you can just post back I will be glad to tell some of the steps in more detail.


...you could just use a picture editing program, GIMP, Photo Shop, Paint Shop Pro, MS Paint, or many others and just type on the picture then insert it into the webpage.

Happy Dessigning!!!

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