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Article ID: 168816 - Last Review: December 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.0

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In FrontPage Editor, when you open a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) document in which you have a table that uses the Align attribute, FrontPage Editor removes the Align attribute from the Table tag. Any text or graphics which were positioned based on the Align attribute will now appear below the table.


FrontPage Editor does not support the Align attribute on the Table tag.


To work around this problem, insert a column on the left or right side of the table, depending on where you want to place the left- or right- aligned text or graphics, and place your text or graphics in a new cell. To insert a column in FrontPage Editor, click "Insert Rows or Columns" on the Table menu.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft FrontPage 98 for Windows.


You can add the Align attribute to the Table tag by doing the following:
  1. On the Table menu, click Table Properties.
  2. In the Table Properties dialog box, click Extended.
  3. Click Add.

    The Name/Value Pair dialog box appears.
  4. In the Name box, type table. In the Value box, type align. Click OK.
  5. Click OK two more times.
The align attribute will be added to your Web page and it will be displayed correctly in a Web browser. However, if you reopen the page in FrontPage Editor, FrontPage Editor will remove the align attribute.

  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition
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