HTML Emails: Text on Graphics


M

Maestro

I am using FrontPage to composer HTML emails. Everything works just
fine...except when I place text on top of a graphic. The graphic sends just
fine, but the text does not come through. Can anybody tell me what I'm doing
wrong or not doing...as the case may be? (Yes, the graphics were converted
to GIFs.)
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Maestro

Thanks so much for your help, Murray. What I did to overlay the text on the
graphic was click on the text button in the picture toolbar, which then
creates a text box, and iff I go. Is this what you mean by absolute
positioning?

I guess I could use my graphics editor to insert the text. Guess I would
then just save that whole graphic and insert it in the email?
 
M

Maestro

Okay, Murray (and others) - I found some help on the Internet with regard to
inserting text on a graphic: Click once on the graphic to select it, then
click once on the text button (on the graphics toolbar). A text box appears
on the graphic that you can begin typing in. To create a hyperlink to this
textbox, right-click on the text box and select "Picture Hotspot Properties."
Type in the web address to which you wish to link.

That doesn't make sense to me! The implication is that I have saved the
text somewhere first. If that's true, then why would I need to create a text
box and type in the text I wanted?

H-E-L-P !
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

Do not use this feature/function as it can only be viewed in IE browsers running under Windows.

Add your text to your graphic in a image / graphic editing application outside of FP, then import
the finished image back into FP and then insert on your page, however the image must available on
web site for it to be viewing in an email when created with FP.
--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
http://www.Ecom-Data.com
==============================================
 
M

Maestro

Thanks for the help, Thomas. I tried that earlier today, and the quality of
the text wasn't great at all. (What I did was convert the whole thing into a
GIF image at 150dpi. Should I save it as a JPEG instead and/or at a higher
resolution?
 
M

Murray

ANything higher than 72dpi is a waste on the web. If the image is a
photo-type image it should be JPG. If it's line-art it should be GIF/PNG.
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Maestro

Thanks, Murray - I'm going to try again. If only I could figure out what
gives with that "Picture Hotspot Properties"...
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Ronx

The hotspot enables you to use the text as a link to another page. Add
several text boxes, and the image becomes a navigation bar. Note that
the FrontPage method converts the image to a poor quality .gif in the
process.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.

http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top