• How to Save an image.
• How to Install a Font.
• How to Use Un-installed Font.
• How to Fix: Don't have an "install new font" command.
• How to change Screen Display Colors.
• How to UnZip a file.
• How to Upload an html file to my Server (FTP method).
• How to Use Side Borders.
• How to Color Scroll Bars in IE 5.5.
|How to Save an Image.
Save by right clicking your mouse and "Save Image As..." or "Save Picture As..." depending on your browser. When the save dialog box pops up, select the folder where you want to save the image to on your hard drive. You can change the file name, but Do Not change the file extension. REMEMBER which folder you use, else you will not be able to locate your image, then click on the "Save" button. [ Back ]
|How to install a Font.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Fonts.
2. On the File menu, click Install New Font.
3. Click the drive, and then click the folder that contains the font you want to add.
4. Click the font you want to add.
OR You can also add a font by dragging the appropriate file to the Fonts folder. [ Back ]
|How to Use Un-installed Font.
Please note that using this method only works when you have the font opened in FontView window. Steps (you must do steps in this order):
1. Open Windows Explorer and select ANY UN-installed font by double clicking on the font file. (Note: by double clicking on the font file, windows opens a view of the font (using Fontview.exe).
2. Leave the view open (else it won't work).
3. Now open any Window base program such as Word, Excel, Photoshop, Paintshop, etc. Please note that the Un-installed font is now listed in the Font pull-down menu without you having to install it. You can now use the un-installed font.
Important Notes: This is great if you plan to print the file immediately. If you save the doc, image, or whatever your file may be; note that the un-installed font must be opened first in order for the font to work. The saved file does retain the font name, BUT DOES NOT retain the font appearance. In order to open your doc, or image file with the font appearance, you must following steps 1, 2, and 3 above. [ Back ]
|How to Fix: Don't have an "install new font" command.
The FONTS folder maybe missing the System attribute. Since Explorer doesn't have that as a point and click GUI, you can fix by the following COMMAND: Do this by clicking on your Windows "Start" button. Next select "Run", then type in the command in the "Open" box.
ATTRIB +S C:\WINDOWS\FONTS
You may need to reboot your computer to make the fonts available to your programs font list. [ Back ]
|How to change screen display Colors.
If your system is relatively new, you probably have a video card that's capable of supporting a multitude of screen resolution and display mode (color settings). Most folks generally don't realize that their system may not be set to the best available setting.
To change your display color:
1. Clicking on your Windows "Start" button.
2. Select "Settings" and then "Control Panel"
3. Double click on the "Display" icon.
4. When the "Display Properties" dialog box appears, select the "Settings" tab.
5. In the "Colors" section: choose "True Color (32 bit)" which is the best setting or "High Color (16 bit) and then click the "OK" button.
Note: A True Color setting will allow over 16 million colors while a High Color setting will allow over 65,000 colors to appear. [ Back ]
|How to unzip a file.
You will need a decompression program such as WinZip or PkZip . Instructions for WinZip version 8.0:
1. Click on the "Wizard" button.
2. Click on the "NEXT" button and WinZip searches your hard drive for zip files.
3. Click on the file name you want to unzip.
4. Click on the "Unzip or install from an existing Zip file".
5. Select "Search hard disk(s) on this PC", then Click "Ok".
6. After the Search, select the file you want to unzip, then click "Next".
7. When prompted "Do you want to add the folder c:\my download" to your Favorite Zip Folders, click yes or no.
8. Select the folder where you want to unzip to, then click the "Unzip Now" button.
9. Click on the "CLOSE" button and exit the program. [ Back ]
|How to upload an html file to my server (FTP method).
You will need an FTP program such as Cute FTP or WS FTP. You will also need your account information such as: your username and your password, the name of your Host (the server/machine where you'll upload your files to), and your Web address.
1. While connected to the Internet, open your FTP program and add your account information to FTP "Site Settings" dialog box.
2. Connect to your server. You should now see a the directory structure to your website and your hard drive directory.
3. Select the file(s) you would like on your Web site by highlighting them and select the directory on your server where you want to upload your html file to.
4. Next click on the option to transfer them to your Web site.
Note: Don't forget to upload other necessary files such as your graphics, zipped files, etc. that as associated with the Html file(s) you uploaded. Also be sure that your have placed all your uploaded files in the proper directory, else your links and graphics may not work. [ Back ]
|How to Use Side Borders.
Other than using Style Sheets, there are several way to display text and graphics away from a border. MS Internet Explorer supports "leftmargin="xx" in the <body> tag, but Netscape does not.
Though it is considered bad coding that does not conform to HTML standards, the <UL> tag is used by many. This tag cause tables, graphics, text, etc. to be indented. You can use more than one tag to indent more, but remember to use the right number of closing tags </UL> .
Another way is to insert you page into a table that is centered on the page. But remember, that depending on how wide the border is and/or how wide your content is, your table must be sized accordingly.
The most popular method is to use a transparent spacer to indent content away from the border(s). When you make the spacer, be sure to make it ONLY 1 or 2 pixel in width and height. This will keep the file size small, and remember that you can size it in your html file with any dimensions you like. Download: spacer.zip only 1kb.
I have added a 1 pixel border and size of 12 x 100 to this 1 x 1 spacer to show you how it works by giving the appearance of moving text over. But remember to set the Border to 0 else the border will be visible on your page. [ Back ]
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