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    Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    I have been using Front Page for a few years now, and don't recall this being a problem in the past. I would like to be able to create a Word Art heading in a shared border, but I don't seem able to do so. Is it not possible to so?

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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    You will need to convert the Word Art to a gif or jpeg and then place it into the shared border.
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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    Thanks Catherine,

    I was afraid of that. It seems that I read that when you use Word Art, that the spiders can still see the words and that helps when creating a banner heading using Word Art in a shared border. Once you make it in to a .gif or .jpg, then the spiders no longer have a way to actually read the words. Somewhere I thought I also read that when you use Word Art that you can use any font rather than the limited choice for building websites. Can you enlighten me on any of that?

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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    Hi marilyn


    WordArt uses Vector Markup Language (VML). Due to the way that VML requires the page to be written on the one hand and how your browser renders shared borders on the other, both cannot be written to the same page at the same time. Here is a trick that you can use to display a WordArt drawing item in a shared border of a page.

    To insert WordArt content into a shared border open a new or existing Web with shared borders and do the following:

    1 From the Tools menu, select Web Settings
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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    Thanks Jezza,

    I'll give that a try.

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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    I would use the alt="text" attribute for the graphic created in Word Art, duplicating the text in the graphic. This text can be seen by any software reading the page.
    You can insert the alt=text directly through the HTML view or right-click on the picture, select Picture Properties > General . Look for Alternative Representations > Text, enter the text in that text box.

    Jezza, I shy away from the pounds(realms, strings -- whatever) of code that VML makes. I am perhaps, old fashioned in this regard. But I worry about page download times and backwards compatibility. Do you have any thoughts on the desirability of a plain graphic vs VML?
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    Re: Shared borders (2003/SP1)

    >Do you have any thoughts on the desirability of a plain graphic vs VML?

    Personal opinion here. Word Art should stay with Word and other office applications......Nothing wrong with a nice plain graphic, and if I dare say looks a tad more professional. As you are probably aware I come from the puritan school of web design (and it appears you do to <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>) and not a great lover of Frontpage and the pletherer of code it shoves into a HTML file and like it to be crisp, clean with the removal or reptitive and redundant code and scripting, the less the better. So if I had my way, I would go the graphics route.
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