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PUB97: How to Center a Web Page Created in Publisher

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SUMMARY
When you view a Web Page created by Publisher 97 with a high-resolution display, the page may appear off-center to the left. Youcan manually add the <CENTER> tag to the HTML code to assure that thepage appears centered regardless of the monitor's resolution.

WARNING: ANY USE BY YOU OF THE HTML CODE PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE ISAT YOUR OWN RISK. Microsoft provides this HTML code "as is" withoutwarranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but notlimited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitnessfor a particular purpose.
MORE INFORMATION
Publisher specifies the width of the Web Pages it creates. If youdesign a Web Page that is 6 inches wide, that page is 600 pixels widewhen you view it with a Web Browser. If your browser's window issignificantly wider than 600 pixels, (if you have a display setting of1024 x 768 pixels and are running your Web browser full-screen, forexample) the Web Page appears shifted over to the left.

If you design a page to fit well on a 640 x 480 screen, but suspectthat some of your audience may be using higher resolution displaysettings, you may wish to center your Web Pages.

Centering a Publisher-Designed Web Page

These directions assume that you have already used the Publish WebSite to Folder command on Publisher's File menu. They also assume thatyou have not used the Web Site Properties command (also on the Filemenu) to change the default Web Site naming convention.

  1. Run Notepad.
  2. On the File menu, click Open. Change to the folder to which you have published your Web Site.
  3. On the Open Files of Type list, click All Files .
  4. Click the file called Index.html and click Open.
  5. Find the line near the beginning of the file that is similar to the following:
          <body bgcolor="#ffffff"  link="#0000ff" vlink="#ff0000"      text="#000000">						
    NOTE: The values for "bgcolor", "link", "vlink", and "text" may be different for your Web Page.
  6. Insert a new line immediately below this line. This new line should contain the text:
          <center>						
  7. Scroll down to the end of the file. Find the line that looks like this:
          </body>						
  8. Insert a new line immediately above this line. This new line should contain the text:
          </center>						
  9. On the File menu, click Save.
Repeat these steps for every file in the same folder with an .html oran .htm extension.

If you wish to make more drastic changes to your Web Site, you maywish to open your Web Site in an HTML authoring/editing program, suchas Microsoft FrontPage.
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Article ID: 155091 - Last Review: 11/07/2002 13:09:00 - Revision: 1.0

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