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First, are they essentially the same thing?
I would like to put an image in the background of a page. I am able to do that but the image tiles and runs off the screen, looking not so tidy. Is there a way to simply *center* and image in the background, and is there a way to tidy up the image in the event of using the tile affect?
10-16-2004, 05:09 PM
Wallpaper generally refers to a background image on your desktop ..... page background image is what you are after
check out this Tips and Tricks posting, it will show you want you want to know
page background image (http://www.talkfrontpage.com/showthread.php?t=183)
I am not too sure what you mean though by "tidy up" the image???
Thank you as always for your response. I will have a look at the link. As for "tidy up" the image: let's say I have a picture of a cow and I use it as a background image... after selecting the photo I want to use and hitting "apply" and "okay" the photo is tiled over the entire page. However, while there may be the whole cow on the left side of the screen, there is only half of the cow on the right side because the image has "spilled" outside the width of my screen.
I think I just made some muddy water with my attempted explanation ;)
10-17-2004, 02:27 AM
I understand fine now :D: - You cannot tidy up the image if you tile them.... the images will keep repeating horizontally and vertically to fit the browser window ..... so someone viewing at 800 will get less images on their screen than someone viewing at 1024 .... and more than likeley will just get half a cow ... lets hope its the front half ..... :yeah:
I looked at the link you provided in your previous post and it says:
>Right click on page and select Page Properties. Then click on the button at the bottom that says "Style", then "format", then "border" (nearly there!) then "shading". Now play around with the combinations at the bottom. You >may have to preview in browser to see the results though.
When I select Page Properties, I don't see a button at the bottom that says "Style." FYI i'm using FP 2003.
10-17-2004, 12:54 PM
Thanks for pointing that out ..... I just opened up FP2003 and must admit I had a few hot flushes to begin with when I saw that indeed Page Properties does not have styles ... ugh ... but .... do the following
Page properties ..... advanced ......styles.... body style ....format ... then continue from the other link.
I will go and add the FP2003 "route" to that other link ........
tsk tsk tsk .. why they can't leave things alone and not move them all around ..... :D:
Another problem I have run into while working on all this: I create a cell, then righ-click on it to attempt to insert a background image in that cell. However, the "background image" option is gray-out. What gives?
10-18-2004, 01:42 AM
You have your compatibility set to include Netscape .....it doesnt like the background image and quite a few versions wont display it or display it correctly .... but if you dont mind that then:
Tools...page options....authoring...Browsers... and you want IE only .....
Tools....page options.... compatibility ....then as above
Using FP 2003:
In light of that, is there a way for me to put an image on a page, then to put text over the image?
10-18-2004, 10:53 AM
background page image ... NS sees a page background image, but it wont see a "watermark" image i.e. an image say centered and static .. doesnt move with the page, just stays where it is. But it will see an ordinary page background image. As for table background images, that can be a different matter. NS7 the current version I think will see it correctly, but other versions of NS .... if you have a table background image, then that image will repeat itself in every single cell of that table .... but .... Andrew (awasson) has given a work around ..... check out this link in tips and tricks by him
table background image (http://www.talkfrontpage.com/showthread.php?t=1411)
You can always download NS7 - it is worth checking websites in other browsers to see how they view .... Opera and Firefox are gaining popularity too .... yeah!! what fun!
the only other way is to actually have the text on the image ... but of course if you have a lot of text, then file size is way too huge
sorry not of much help on this one, has been ages since the compatibility of background images has been discussed and I am a bit out of the loop .....
Thank you for all the good info. I will take it and march forward :)
A bit dissapointing that in this age you can't do something as simple and common as putting text over an image ;)
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