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Lists numbered and bulleted

list.jpg (1395 bytes)To create a list you can click on these next two icons you have a choice of numbered or bulleted.

To create you select your list and click on the icon and this automatically makes your list. Or you can click on either icon and the list will start. You then type in the text. If you want another number or bullet to carry on you just press return.   Whilst you are doing this the the icon will remain depressed, when you want to stop just repress the icon and it will return to normal.

If you want your bulleted list to remain in single spacing make sure the left justification is not selected otherwise it will go to double spacing.

Lists are a good way of breaking up large amounts of text, along with the use of headings in each section of the page.

Creating an unordered list

To insert an unordered list into a FrontPage Express web page, simply click on the 'bulleted list' symbol on the toolbar and enter the text for that particular bullet point.

Adding to an unordered list

To add more content on different bullet points simply press the 'enter' key at the end of each listed item.  To end the list, click on the 'decrease indent' tool located on the toolbar.

Inserting an ordered list

To insert an ordered list into your Web page, simply click on the 'numbered list' tool located on the toolbar and enter the text for that number.

Adding to an ordered list

To add more content on a lower number (they are in descending order) simply type 'enter' at the end of each list item and a new number will be generated for the next item.   To stop the numbers and end the list, simply click on the 'decrease indent' tool at the top of your screen.

Creating a definition list

To create a definition list you have to insert the code using the HTML viewer facility.  To edit the code and bring up this window, click on the 'view' menu and select the 'HTML' option.

Adding definition lists in html

FrontPage Express does not support  definition lists so you have to add the HTML manually. A definition list has two sorts of items - terms and definitions.  To set up as a definition list, you must insert the<DL> tag, and to end a definition list, you must insert a </DL> tag. To designate an item to be a term, precede it with a<DT> tag, or if it is a definition precede it with the <DD> tag.

So, if we wanted to give the following definition in html:

This site is brilliant
A site like this should win awards


<dt>This site is brilliant </dt>

<dd>A site like this should win awards </dd>


Indents decrease and increase

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Increase or decrease the severity of indented text

You can use a list simply to indent a part of your web page by including only the unordered list set tags (<UL>) without the list index <LI> tags.

The tab key does not work in FrontPage Express.  In order to indent or decrease the indentation, use the last two buttons on the editing toolbar.

Change Font control.

tt4.jpg (3153 bytes) Residing next to the text size, sits a drop down list which lets you pick from a variety of fonts to use on your text. You can change the font used to display highlighted text with this control, just like a word processor. The drop down list consists of all the fonts that reside on your hard drive and you can use more than one font inside a file. These fonts are defined by tags. The only catch is that there is no guarantee that the user will have the font you specify on their computer. The Fonts which are practically universal are:

Times New Roman
Courier new

Times New Roman is the 'default' font - i.e. when you use this font, no specific font information is included in the page.

You quite often see Web pages using fonts like <Comic Sans MS>, which is quite easy to read on the screen. People with other kinds of computer won't have this font. The whole paragraph will look exactly the same as all the other words on this page on Macintosh, Acorn or Unix computers.

On this site I have used three fonts together so that if a browser does not support one it will default to the next one. The fonts I have used are Verdana,Arial,Helvetica. The reason I have used these three is because Macintosh's default to Helvetica and other browsers Verdana. While Arial is more or less universal...If you want to use this throughout your website globally this is how you do it.

Click Edit
Insert <font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"> in Replace
and  insert in Find <font face="Arial"> (or whatever your page is set to)
then press Change All.

You can also use this for text, background and links colours throughout the site.