Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/253574

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

FP2000: Transparent GIF Does Not Appear Transparent as a Custom Picture for a Hover Button

Article ID: 253574

Article Last Modified on 12/2/2000


  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q253574


When you use a transparent GIF (.gif) file for a custom picture in a hover button, the transparent area of the picture is not the same as the background of your Web page in your Web browser.


This issue occurs when both of the following conditions are true:

  • You are using a hover button.


  • The hover button has a custom picture that is a transparent GIF file.

FrontPage uses Java applets for the hover button. With Java applets you can change the color of the background for the applet. This is a separate background than what is displayed for the entire Web page. When you use a transparent GIF file, the Web browser displays the background for the Java applet, not the background for the Web page. This is most noticeable when the background of the Web page is different from the hover button.

NOTE: You cannot use a custom image for the background of the Java applet; you can only use Web palette safe colors.


To work around this problem, use the same color for the Web page background as you do for the hover button.

To change the color of your Web page background, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the page in Page view, and click Page Properties.
  2. Click the Background tab.
  3. Clear the Background picture check box, and select a color in the Background list. Click OK.

To change the background color of your hover button, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click your FrontPage component, and click Hover Button Properties.
  2. Click a color in the Background list. Use the same color that you use for your Web page background.
  3. Click OK.

Additional query words: front page fp2k

Keywords: kbprb KB253574