HTML help for a Dummy

slimjim375 Jun 5, 2000

  1. slimjim375

    slimjim375 Guest

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    Hi All,

    As my HTML knowledge is on par with a pre-schooler and my spelling isn't much better [​IMG], I need a little help. I need to move the left hand margin over about 10% on one of my pages. What do I use and where? BTW, it is for text.

    TIA,

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    Jim Harrawood
    Utah Rails
     
  2. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You need to tabulate the text. By that, I mean you need to use tr, td, and table width= commands. I had a look at your site and the first thing I noticed was the text sitting left. You have pre-empted me contacting you. [​IMG] Which page/s are you concerned with? I can check it later and send it to you in an email.
    Did you get the problem sorted with the Google link sitting to the left in Netscape? I posted the fix for you in your previous forum post.

    Gary.

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    Gary A. Rose
    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!

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  3. slimjim375

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    Hi Gary,

    I played around with the Google for a while then said the heck with it. As far as the margin goes, I'll probably play with it later. I knew there had to be an easy was to do it. I just didn't think of the table bit. Thanks a lot. May learn how to do this stuff some day [​IMG]

    Later,


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    Jim Harrawood
    Utah Rails
     
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  5. slimjim375

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    V-B,

    Hey thanks for the link. All I have to do now is learn to read [​IMG].



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    Jim Harrawood
    Utah Rails
     
  6. slimjim375

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  7. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    hey Jim,

    I see you have that page under control! I did note you used the cellspacing command to give you the margins. On single column set-ups, that works fine, but you end up with double the spacing between the column when 2 or more are used.
    Another path you can follow is specifying the width of the table as a percentage of the the page width and centering it on the page. This is particularly effective where there are 2 or more columns present.

    Gary.



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    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!
     
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    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks SP... got that one bookmarked.

    Gary.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Count me as one of the HTML-challenged! [​IMG]
    I've got a site on AOL Hometown, but I want
    to add extra pages, animated graphics, links to my model RR club, kids, the Kiamichi Railroad, etc.
    I'm ever-so-slowly learning this stuff, and the page you told us about is now posted in my Favorites file.
    As I improve, so will my Website!


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    Ship IT on the Frisco!
    Bob T.
    http://hometown.aol.com/slsf1630/myhomepage/profile.html
     

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