are many ways to change the appearance of your Web page. One of
the easiest and most noticeable ways is to add color. There are
several ways to add color to your page. You can add color to the
text, and if you are using a table to help you layout your page,
then you can add color to the entire table or to individual cells.
The Property Inspector window is where you will find the options
for adding color.
| To change the
color of your text, first highlight the text that you wish to change.
Then, go to the Property Inspector and click in the square indicated
in the image above. A window containing a variety of colors (pictured
below) will be displayed. If you would rather customize your own color,
then select the paint palette in the upper right-hand corner of the
display (to the left of the arrow). You can also select the arrow
in the upper right-hand corner for different ways of displaying the
you select a color, the text will be changed to that color.
can also specify a text color before you have typed any text and
then whatever you type will be that color. One thing to keep in
mind when selecting text color is whether or not the color makes
the text easy to read. Certain colors only work well with certain
background colors. For example, bright yellow
is really hard to read on a white background.
|Now can you read the text?
is much easier to read when it is on a black background.
to enhance your page is by changing the background color. If you
are using a table to layout your Web page, you can change the color
of the entire table or of the individual cells. To change the color
of the entire table, first select the table.
Next go to
the Property Inspector and click in the square indicated in the
image below (Bg Color) and select the color you want the background
|this is the first row
|this is the second row
||The entire table
will now contain the background color you selected.
you would prefer to add background color to individual cells, then
simply select the cell you wish to add background color to by placing
your cursor in that cell.
is in this cell in front of the first word in this sentence
Next, go to
the Property Inspector and select the square indicated in the image
below. Notice, to change the color of an individual cell, the background
color command is displayed a little differently than illustrated
The cell in
which you placed your cursor will now contain the background color.
To change the color of another cell, simply repeat the process for
each cell you wish to change.
my cursor is in front of the first word in this sentence
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way to change the features of your Web page is to go to the Modify
menu and select Page Properties.
window will be displayed which offers several ways to modify your
Web page. Most of these options are for setting attributes to be
used for the entire page, whereas, the skill activities above describe
how to modify specific sections of your Web page. With regard to
your page properties, an important thing to do is to give your Web
page a title. Note, that the title and the file name that you use
to save your Web page are not the same thing. The Background Image
option allows you to specify an image to be displayed as the background
of your Web page. If you would like to have a background color for
the entire Web page then you would specify the color in the Background
box. You can also set the color of the text for the entire page.
If your Web page will contain links, you can also set the color
of the link.
Once you have
decided upon the content of your Web page and are happy with its
features, a good thing to do is check for spelling errors. To do
this go to the Text menu and select the Check Spelling option.
that you have created and formatted your Web page, its time to add