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Chapter 26. Creating Professional Web Si... > Working with Web Page Text and Table...

Working with Web Page Text and Tables

When you create Web pages, you enter information the same way you enter information in other Word documents. The main concerns to address when creating Web text are to keep formatting simple, to ensure that text is concise, and to provide guidance for aligning components.

Adding Text and Headings

When you add text and headings to your Web pages, you should try to use Word’s default styles, available in the Normal template. That way, if you later apply a theme to your Web page, the formatting will be applied directly to your document without extra formatting efforts on your part. Keep in mind that Web text is different from hard copy text. Generally, people read online text 25 percent more slowly than they read printed text. You can improve your Web pages’ readability by keeping information concise and easy to scan. The following general rules of thumb might prove helpful when you create a Web page:


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