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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Specifying Fonts

Making changes in the HTML code to the Font tag allows you to specify alternate fonts, increasing the possibility that a browser will display your page as intended. For example, not all browsers will be able to view your chosen font, so you are allowed to list several fonts in order of preference. The browser will then select the first one it is able to view correctly.

return to topFont Specification Examples

In the first example shown here, if the browser can't display Times New Roman, it will try to display a font in the Times family. If that fails, the browser will display its default font in the generic font family of Serif.

Serif Example Result
<font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Eau Claire</font> Times font
Sans Serif Examples Result
<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Eau Claire</font> Arial font
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Eau Claire</font> Verdana font
<font face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, san-serif">Eau Claire</font> Geneva font
Cursive Example Result
<font face="Brush Script MT, Mistral, cursive">Eau Claire</font>  Brash Script font
Fantasy Example Result
<font face="Algerian, Western, fantasy">Eau Claire</font>  Algerian font

return to topModifying the Font Tag in Code View

Making changes in the HTML code to the Font tag allows you to specify alternate fonts, increasing the possibility that a browser will display your page as intended.

NOTE: Similar changes can be made when specifying fonts in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Specifying Fonts in HTML Code

  1. Select the text to be modified

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, from the Font pull-down list, select a font
    Font pull-down list

  3. At the bottom of the window, with the text still selected, click SHOW SPLIT VIEW
    Your text is selected in the HTML code.
    Split view

  4. Within the font face tag, specify additional fonts in order of priority
    NOTES:
    In the example shown here, three font selections have been specified. Arial is the first selection; if that cannot be displayed, Helvetica is the second choice; otherwise, a font in the Sans Serif family will be displayed.  
    Text in HTML code

    This is what the above HTML code will produce:
    Text from the HTML Code

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