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    Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Hi again,

    Different problem this time. Is there a way to change the default font (Times New Roman) on the FP program so that all newly created web sites will use Arial instead? Or is there a way to specify quickly that you want your new web site to use a specific font as the default?

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Go to Tools, Page Options, Default Font. From here you can change your default proportional and non-proportional fonts. See attached graphic.
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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Catharine,

    Well, I have done what you suggested in the past. But when I view my pages on the net, there is the old Times New Roman. I agree that it seems that your solution should work. But it never seems to for me. I have to go back and change each page to the font that I want... which most of the time is Arial. I did work around it in a way by creating a template page that I can use. But I would still prefer to just change the whole shootin' match and not have to bother with that.

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    You'll need to change your browsers default font as well, and of course so will your whole audience. Perhaps the simplest thing to do, would be to make a template with the default font set to your preference.
    Create a web page with the font changed to your preference, but when asked to save, save it as a FrontPage templage.

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    I must agree in that I have had little satisfaction in using the Default font setting. You should also note that there can be variations between the font used in the FP preview screen and in using the 'Preview in Browser' option when using 'default'.
    I was rather hoping FP2002 would incorporate the 'recently used fonts' at the the top of the font selector, but alas, no.

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Catharine,

    You lost me on this one. Not sure why I would need to change my browser font or why the viewer would. Arial is a common font, and if i am just changing Front Page to make that font my default font for my web, then why would that effect a browser. Browsers display several common fonts, Arial being one of them. Can you explain?

    I have already created a template using that font that I normally wish to use, but it seems like a needless hassle to do that if I can just change the main default font.

    Marilyn

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Well, I have been contemplating upgrading to the next Office Suite, but you are not encouraging me <smile>. I'd rather they concentrated on fixing old bugs first before adding new features. This one seems to be quite obvious as do a few others.

    Thanks for the input,

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Well, that was merely disappointment in what I thought would be a useful feature.
    I haven't had much opportunity to use it in anger yet, but there do appear to be a lot of additional useful bits and bobs.
    The first nice thing I noticed was that files listed in the Folder List have more explicit icons to show their status (e.g. Home page, Do Not Publish) - they even change if you open them!
    There is also the ability to view the remote site immediately prior to publishing and ready access to a log file after publishing to show what was changed/uploaded etc.

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    Re: Default program font (Front Page 2000 SR-1)

    Sorry, I should have explained more completely. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    If you do not specify a font for your users/viewers their default font will be used to display the text on the page. In IE 5.0 look under the Tools, Internet Options menu, select the General tab and click on the Font button.

    The default Font setting I told you about earlier, is to my embarrassment only a control for the appearance of fonts within FrontPage not a default setting for new web pages. Change it to a decorative font and take a look at the HTML tab on a new page for confirmation. I can't image why MS thought this would be useful. Ho hum, maybe there was a segment of their test market group that wanted to code with a Algerian font <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>.

    Anyway, the template which you've already tried is the most direct response to the problem.
    The other method - the one that is much more to my preference, is to use style sheets. And it is, I suspect, because of the availability of style sheets that MS did not include a default font command.
    Are you familiar with style sheets?
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