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    Set pages to fixed size (2003)

    Good afternoon!

    I've just started playing with Frontpage, and I cannot seem to find the solution for the following:
    I want my page shown in the Internet Explorer to appear in a fixed size.

    When I publish my site now, the explorer window is too big and you can see the background images repeating. I don't want this.
    How can I set my page to a fixed size?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Daphne <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Set pages to fixed size (2003)

    You want the pages to appear in a specific size in the user's browser of choice? Unfortunately your options are quite limited in this regard. It is best to design the page to look decent at 800x600 resolution, and then test it at other sizes using different tools.

    You can also use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to fix an image in a specific location on the page, so that it does not repeat. I strongly encourage you to check out TopStyle and use style sheets to control the appearance of your pages.
    -Mark

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    Re: Set pages to fixed size (2003)

    If you "launch" a new window from your page using the JavaScript window.open method, you can set its size precisely. The bad news is, pop-up blockers may prevent the page from opening, creating a bad user experience.

    Regarding the background image, if it's a GIF file, simply add a huge amount of white "padding" to the right and bottom sides. GIF compression is very efficient with large empty spaces. If it's a JPG file, that might not work so well. (I wonder whether you can use transparent padding?)

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