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Q1:I'm not a computer programmer. Why would I want to use text effects such as Variable, Code, and Keyboard?
A1: You probably wouldn't. Those effects aren't used on many pages today—even when things such as variables and source code are displayed on a page. Most Web browsers display these effects simply as boldface, italicized, or underlined text, so the Bold, Italic, and Underline buttons on the Formatting toolbar can be used instead.

FrontPage includes these effects primarily for long-time Web designers who are accustomed to them. You can probably avoid them entirely, especially if none of your own pages is on a technical subject.

Q2:I want to make one word of a paragraph into a heading, but FrontPage won't let me do this. Why not?
A2: One of the rules of HTML, the formatting language of the World Wide Web, is that a heading must occupy its own paragraph. For this reason, when you select part of a paragraph and use the Formatting toolbar to turn it into a heading, FrontPage applies the change to the entire paragraph. As a workaround, font size changes can be applied to a word (or words) in a paragraph using the Size drop-down menu on the Formatting toolbar.
Q3:During this hour, the serif and monospace fonts were mentioned. I've never encountered these when selecting a font. Are they new?
A3: Those fonts are generic, catch-all fonts that a Web browser matches to a real font that's present on the system. There are five of these: serif, sans serif, cursive, monospace, and fantasy. The Web browser chooses the default font for each of these styles, which is most commonly a Times font for serif, Helvetica for sans serif, Courier for monospace, something like Zapf-Chancery for cursive, and Western for fantasy. A good way to use these fonts is to put them last in a comma-separated list of fonts—such as Verdana, Helvetica, sans serif. That way, if the reader doesn't have any of the other fonts you have specified for your text, the page will still come out looking reasonably close to the desired appearance.
Q4:My FrontPage menus are different than the ones mentioned in this chapter—for instance, I can't find Format, Font. How can I turn these menu commands on?
A4: FrontPage and the other Office programs hide menu commands that you use infrequently. Since you're just starting to use the program, you won't see some menu commands. To see all of the commands on a menu, click the double-down arrow at the bottom of that menu.

To turn off the menu-hiding feature completely, choose Tools, Customize. The Customize dialog box opens with the Options tab on top. Enable the Always Show Full Menus check box and click Close.



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