How do I remove a gap to the right of a left vertical shared borde


G

Guest

I have set up shared top and left borders for my new website. When I create
a new page that uses these borders there is a space approx 50px wide
immediately outside and to the right of the left vertical border that I
cannot get rid of. It is not part of the shared border. (There is no
similar gap below the top border.)

The design of my webpage is such that I need to insert a table flush to the
borders. I have changed the default page setup (page properties, advanced)
to zero for all margins in top.htm, the left.htm and my index.htm. Whatever
I do, I cannot type or insert a table into this area. I have tried adding a
table and then dragging the left border to the right edge of the shared
border, but it just snaps back to its original indented position.

It is possible to add a layer in the required position, but this means that
the left shared border does not automatically adjust its height as it would
with text or a table directly on the page so this is not ideal.

The html code, for the left shared border is:
<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=windows-1252"><title>Shared Left Border</title><meta name="Microsoft
Theme" content="none">
</head>
<body background="../vertical_border1250.jpg" topmargin="0" leftmargin="0"
rightmargin="0">
<p style="margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 0; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom:
6px">
<img border="0" src="../images/MsSpacer.gif" width="165" height="4"></p>
<!--webbot bot="Navigation" s-type="sequence" s-orientation="vertical"
s-rendering="graphics" s-theme="Arctic 0000" b-include-home="FALSE"
b-include-up="FALSE" u-page="sid:1001" -->
</body></html>

and the code for my index.htm is:
<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6.0">
<meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
<meta name="Microsoft Border" content="tl, default">
</head>

<body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"> </body>

</html>

I don't know if the ' ' is responsible, but I'm unable to remove it from the
code as it keeps replacing it if I do.

Any assistance gratefully received.
 
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R

Ronx

Left and Right shared borders will always place a completely empty 24px
spacer column between the border and page content. The only way to
eliminate this spacer is to not use shared borders.

Since you have FP2003, try using a Dynamic Web Template instead of
shared borders, or use FrontPage include files. Either of these methods
are more flexible and will eliminate the spacer.
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Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
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G

Guest

Thanks, Ron.
I've now set up a .dwt for my website.
I am finding it increasingly frustrating, however, that although the
template remembers the font size, colour etc I am using within different
editable cell regions of the table, it will not keep the paragraph settings,
e.g. an indent of 6px either side. Any clues? Otherwise, I think I'm going to
have to click through every page and 'ignore' regions when I update the
template. My website is only four pages so far, but I anticipate a few more!
Kind regards
Gillian
 
R

Ronx

If I understand correctly, the easiest way depends on how you are
constructing the layout for the page or DWT.
With a 2 column table layout:

<td>left navigation goes here</td>
<td style="padding-left:6px;padding-right:6px;">Page content goes
here</td>

Seeing the page will help give better advice.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.
FrontPage Support: http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
 
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G

Guest

Thanks again, Ron.
Changing the paragraph indents to padding for the whole table works fine in
this instance, so I've done that.
For the other formats, font colour, size, face etc it would seem that you
need to check the html code for the DWT to ensure that all this information
between the "<!-- #BeginEditable "pageheader" -->" and the corresponding
"<!--#EndEditable-->" .
I've discovered that you may think you've formatted the editable area, but
when checking the code the format code is outside the range mentioned above.
Anyway, thanks for your help today.
Gillian
 

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