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Panel 4 of the Wizard allows you to specify formatting options for HTML tables and headings.
Figure 12 - Wizard Panel 4
Click the Set Table Formatting button. The AutoFormat HTML Tables dialog box will appear.
Figure 13 - The AutoFormat HTML Tables Dialog Box
Any Word tables in your documents will automatically be converted to HTML equivalents. This dialog box allows you to globally set options for how the tables will appear in your pages. Keep in mind that browsers have varying degrees of support for tables; options such as background and border colors may not appear in some browsers.
Set Background Color allows you to specify the cell background color.
Set Border Color governs the color of table borders (this is supported by only the very latest browsers).
Table Dimensions lets you specify your choices for the table width, column width and spacing between cells. You may want to experiment with these settings and examine the results.
Text Formatting within Tables
These options let you remove all font formatting within tables or force the formatting to a specific font face and size. These options can help you overcome some known problems in Word's HTML conversion feature that can sometimes result in fonts within tables appearing incorrectly.
Append non-breaking space to each cell causes WordToWeb to add a " " character to each cell in your tables. This is very useful if you have tables which contain blank cells. Some browsers will not display the background color and/or border correctly for blank cells. This option insures that every cell has at least a space.
WordToWeb allows you to autoformat the headings in your HTML publication. This can be very useful to make your pages more attractive or to conform to guidelines for pages on your website.
Note that this feature is completely optional. If you choose not to format any or all heading styles, then the text style will be based on the formatting in your Word documents and/or the default for the browser. This will usually give an entirely acceptable result.
As an alternative you can also control heading formatting using cascading style sheet (CSS) definitions. If you decide to do this, do not specify any formatting in this dialog box.
Figure 14 - The AutoFormat HTML Headings Dialog Box
To set formatting for a particular heading style
- Choose the heading style number (1-6) at the top of the dialog box.
- Set the options for that heading (see below).
- To save the settings, click OK if you are finished, or click another heading at the top of the dialog box.
Check the Set Character Formatting box if you want to autoformat the text style for the selected heading. If this box is not checked then the text style will be based on what is in your Word document.
If you check this box, you can set the text size, color, style (bold, italic or fixed width), and font face for each heading.
Set Text Alignment allows you to specify left, center, or right alignment.
Insert Rule lets you place horizontal dividing lines before and/or after headings. This can be an attractive way to set off major headings. Be careful not to overdo this, however.
Insert "Top of Page" button will insert a small icon which the reader can click to jump directly to the top of the page. This is very useful in longer pages—especially if navigation buttons and a local TOC are placed near the top of the page.
This dialog box also allows you to specify that major headings will be placed in a wide left margin. This gives your pages an attractive layout which is similar to the design used in many printed manuals.
Click the Place Heading in Left Margin box to enable this feature. You can then specify a margin width in pixels. Note that WordToWeb uses tables to create the margin, so the resulting publication will display properly only in a browser which supports HTML tables.
You can also specify whether specific heading styles will be placed in the margin (on the left), in the body (on the right), or whether the heading will span both columns. For best results, place the major headings (for example Heading 1, 2, and 3) in the margin and minor headings in the body.
Wizard Panel 5
Some Basic Terminology
Wizard Panel 2
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