WA's MS FrontPage 97 Tutorial
Step 4: (basic
table insertions) Tables are used to organize
small chunks of text. A table within a table is called a cell. Tables are used to list
items in adjacent form, among other things. Deeper usage of tables include using them as
columns to manipulate the whole layout of a page. (all pages in this site use tables as
columns). We will discuss usage of columns in tutorial 4. But now, lets first learn the
basic usage of tables. To create a table, click either the Insert Table
button (or Table, than Insert Table on menu bar). Now,
there are three main controls:
2)-Border Size: Controls the.width of the border of a table. All tables above have Border Size of 1.
3)-Cell Padding: Controls the space between the table text and the table border. (Used less than the other options).
4)-Cell Spacing: Controls the space between one cell and the other. This is used to control how far apart you want each adjacent cell to be.
Cell Spacing is very useful when you want to use tables as columns. (like this page). More of this will be discussed in Tutorial 4.
Width: Controls the length of a table.
In percent: Controls the length of a table in terms of percentage. (I know, you want some clarification). Ok, here goes: The keyword to remember is that the table you're defining in percentage is always defined in terms of what's outside the table, what's outside the table being 100%, so the percentage is defined relatively.
When you only have one table on a page, the full length of the page is considered to be 100%, so a table of 50% would cover 1/2 of the page.
However, when you have nested tables: tables within a table, 50% isn't the same length as the above example.
So remember, percentage is defined relative to what's enclosing the table.
So lets quickly whip up a table listing some hot links.
Step 5: (Text formatting within tables) You can, like any text, center, left, or right align text in a table. Here's how: Like always, first create a table. Now right click anywhere within the cell , and select cell properties. Now, at the upper left corner of the box, you see the layout section. Let's break it down!
Horizontal Alignment: This controls the text alignment horizontally (Hay, you're just re-wording it!) Ok, H alignment is your usual text alignment...I'll explain with tables:
Vertical Alignment: This controls the text alignment vertically...for example
H alignment is used more often than V
END OF TUTORIAL 2