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23 Chapter 3 . The Basics: Text and Images Web sites are not mystical portals into some far-flung computer. They are, quite simply, pure text files that your Web browser interprets in a specific way. The special encoding of each file, known as HTML, dictates the look and feel of the words on the Web page and even specifies what images are to be shown on that page. As a WYSIWYG editor, FrontPage 2003 allows you to create such pages without needing to use the HTML code that much of the Web is built upon. You can manipulate text and images directly, and let FrontPage build the HTML code for you. In this chapter, you'll learn how to: · · · · · Insert and format text on your Web page Cut, copy, and paste text on your Web page Apply styles to your text Insert and manipulate images onto your page Resize images on you Web page Working with Text When HTML was invented, it really was just a way of presenting text documents so that computers around the world could read them easily. In a very short amount of time, people discovered it was very easy not only to create well-organized documents, but good-looking text as well. Inserting Text You're sitting down in front of the computer, ready to craft your masterpiece. I can't help you figure out what to say, but you will learn how to enter your prose on the Web page.