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    Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    On the subject of my attorney employer's website that we are working on, text seems to run off the right margin. I realize viewers will be able to see it all on the screen but when we print the pages, you can't see the last several words on the right and, of course, he is concerned that if a viewer wants to print, for example, the part of his website where he gives estate planning tips, they won't be able to print it all.

    I have never had this happen before, can't figure out why it has happened now, and there doesn't seem to be much of a way to adjust margins. They only thing I could think of was putting everything into tables but realize there has to be another answer.

    Can someone help?

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    A couple of things come to mind:
    The printer has been set up to use wider paper than is actually being used.
    There is something such as a graphic on the page that is defining a minimum width that the printer is trying to match.

    Does Print Preview show the same result as what is printed?
    If you do not view in full-screen, can you reduce the width of your browser window to the point where the bottom (horizontal) scroll bar pops up and you start losing the right hand margin of text?

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    I've occasionally had this problem, but I can't get FP to consistently malfunction, so I think it might be a problem with the HTML FP generates <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>. You might check the Shared Border options, and set the right one to be active/inactive. I've sometimes had to throw pages away and start again (ugh). As i recall FP02 seems to be have this problem less frequently <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    Note that everything on a FP page is already IN a table ~ that's how FP does it's "magical page layout".

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    I ended up moving the navigation bar back to the top, changed the margins somewhat here and there, used tables for some items and actually used a carriage return at the end of some rows to get the look I wanted. Thanks for sending me in the right direction.

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    Note that everything on a FP page is already IN a table ~ that's how FP does it's "magical page layout".
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    Peter - just curious about this? Do you want to fill out that comment? Perhaps you've seen something I haven't.

    Just curious <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    We had a thread about themes (I think), and the discovery that the column widths added to more than 100%, guaranteeing that text would always run off the printed page and past the edge of the browser window. This occurred with bulleted lists, I think, but maybe in other situations as well. There was no fix for it, but there was a workaround (which escapes me at the moment). If you are using the "themes" (or whatever they're called?!), you might search for that thread.

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    Fill out, eh? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    As I look at a plain FP page, i see the center horizontal section as having left, center, and right columns. The header and footer are "mergers" of these columns. FP calls all but the center section "Shared borders".

    When editing in FP, one edits the center section; the border cells are reserved for "included content".

    To see this in action, surf to a page that you are _certain_ contains no tables. If you are using IE, right click the page, click View Source, and marvel at the occurences of <table> </table> in the HTML that FP has produced.

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    Thanks for that. You know I'd forgotten about that. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Margins (I think) (FrontPage 2000 and XP)

    I recently experienced the "right margin problem" (words chopped off when pages printed) on my own web site. After looking at the pages carefully, I was able to eliminate the problem. Here is what I did:

    I had numerous screen captures on a web page. A few of the screen captures were apparently "too wide", and Front Page had increased the right hand margin to try to accommodate them. When I cropped the images to reduce their width to match the others, this fixed the problem. I now can print without chopping off the words on right side of the web page.
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