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Applying fonts

When you create text for a Web page in GoLive, you can choose whether to let the user's browser select the default font to be used when viewing your page or you can define a preferred font set.

The default in GoLive is to let the user's browser determine which font is used. You can check what fonts or font sets, if any, have been used on a page using the Type menu.

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In the appraise.html document, choose Type > Font. Notice that None is selected because you haven't applied any particular font. This means that the user's Web browser will select the default font to use when viewing your Web page.

GoLive contains default sets of fonts that you can apply to text in your documents. One set contains the Times New Roman, Georgia, and Times fonts. If you use this set for your Web page, a visitor's browser will attempt to display text first in Times New Roman, second in Georgia, and third in Times. If none of the fonts in the set is installed on the viewer's system, the browser displays text using its default font.

Because all the other pages on the Gage Vintage Guitars Web site were created using the Helvetica font set as the preferred font set, you'll change the font of the entire page.

2.
Click anywhere in the text on the appraise.html page to insert a cursor. Then choose Edit > Select All to select all of the text in the document.

3.
Choose Type > Font > Helvetica Set to apply the Helvetica font set to the selected text.

4.
Click inside the document to deselect the text.

You can see the fonts included in the Helvetica font set in the Type menu.

5.
Choose Type > Font > Edit. If necessary, expand the Helvetica font set in the Font Set Editor.

6.
When you have finished reviewing the font sets, click Cancel to close the Font Set Editor.

Most of the text in the appraise.html document changes to the Helvetica font. Notice, however, that the text in the table and the table caption continue to use the Times font. To change the fonts used by the text in the table, you need to select the table caption and cells individually.

7.
Select the “Abbreviations” text in the table caption, and choose Type > Font > Helvetica Set. Then click outside the selected text to deselect it.

The text in the table caption changes to the Helvetica font.

8.
Click the top edge of the left column to select all of the cells in the column. Shift-click the top edge of the right column to add its cells to the selection. Then choose Type > Font > Helvetica Set, and click outside the selected table cells to deselect them.

The text in the table cells changes to the Helvetica font.

9.
Choose File > Save to save your work.

You can also use GoLive to create sets of fonts that you can apply to text in your documents. For more information, see “Creating and applying font sets” in the Adobe GoLive CS Online Help.


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