Adding A Marquee In FrontPage

What A Marquee Is On A Web Page

Marquees scroll text horizontally across a web page. They are useful for attracting the reader's attention and are often used to display newsflashes. Although very popular in the early days of web design, they have fallen out of favour with current professional web designers. Nevertheless, if you have your heart set on adding a marquee to your web page using FrontPage, here's how to do it.

In this example, we're going to add a marquee to an existing web page. Start FrontPage and then open the web page that you want to add a marquee to. Choose Show FrontPage Editor from the Tools menu, or click on the FrontPage Editor icon on the toolbar. Open the page to be edited and place the cursor where the marquee will be positioned. From the Insert menu go down to Component and then select Marquee and a dialogue box will appear. This is the Marquee Properties' dialog box.

Into the text box type the text that you want to see scrolling across the page. The dialogue box also provides options for you to select the properties you want for the marquee. These properties allow youto control the speed, direction and behaviour of the scrolling text. Once you've assigned some properties, click OK. A box that represents the marquee will appear on the page, but you will not see any scrolling text just yet.

If you click once on the text box, you will be able to choose a font from the Format menu that appears. You can also change the size and colour here. When finished, click OK.

If you need to make any further changes to the marquee, just double click on the text box.

When you have finished making your changes, press ctrl-s to save the page. To preview the web page, complete with scrolling marquee, click File > Preview in Browser. You'll need to select which browser you want the preview to appear in. It's wise to test your web page in a variety of browsers, as not every reader will be using the same one as you.

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