Re: How to Make Newspaper Columns

by "Cindy Stanley" <stanleysupport(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 2 Sep 1999 21:31:48 -0400
 To:  <hwg-basics(at)>
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From: catwoman <catwoman(at)>
>    I was wondering how to make newspaper columns on a web page? What
>be the tags and how could I do it in FrontPage?

Use tables. Each column would be marked up in td tags. Say you want 3
columns across your page, you could use markup similar to this:

<TABLE border="0" width="100%">
<TD align="left" valign="top" width="33%">Text for first column goes
<TD align="left" valign="top" width="34%">Text for second column goes
<TD align="left" valign="top" width="33%">Text for third column goes

You could also add the attributes of cellspacing and cellpadding into
your table element, to specify white spacing and padding that will be
around the *columned text* (table data cells). Example:

<TABLE width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5">

You could also opt to markup your table's width using fixed pixels
instead of percentages.

Cindy K. Stanley

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