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Microsoft KB Archive/198010

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Article ID: 198010

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2002



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q198010

SUMMARY

This article describes which formatting elements are turned off on a page that is using themes and how to regain control over the formatting options.

The following formatting elements are components of a theme and are not available on a page-by-page basis without the use of embedded styles to override the theme settings:

  • Background images
  • Background colors
  • Default body text colors
  • Hyperlink colors
  • Custom border colors for tables

When you apply a theme, the Custom Colors options for Border, Light Border, and Dark Border in the Table Properties dialog box are unavailable.

Since all of these properties are specified by a theme, the settings for Custom Border colors in the Table Properties dialog become unnecessary.

To regain individual control over these elements on a given page or an entire Web, turn off the option to use themes. To do this, following these steps:

  1. In FrontPage, click Theme on the Format menu.
  2. Select "No Theme" in the Themes dialog box.
  3. Click OK.

To retain the theme but override only selected elements on a page, use one or more of the following procedures.

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To Change a Background Picture

  1. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  2. In the Themes dialog box, click Modify and then click Graphics.
  3. Select Background Picture from the Item list box.
  4. Browse to the picture to want for your background.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Type a name for the new theme in the Save Theme dialog box.
  8. Click OK.

NOTE: Your modified theme will be placed in the Themes list in the Themes dialog box.

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To Change Body Text Color

  1. In FrontPage, click Theme on the Format menu.
  2. Click Modify and then click Colors.
  3. Click the Custom tab.
  4. In the Item list, select body.
  5. Select the color you want.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Type a name for the new theme in the Save Theme dialog box.
  9. Click OK.

NOTE: Your modified theme will be placed in the Themes list in the Themes dialog box.

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To Change Background Color

  1. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  2. In the Themes dialog box, click to clear the Background Picture check box.
  3. Click Modify and then click Colors.
  4. Select the Custom tab.
  5. In the Item list, select Background.
  6. Select the color you want.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Type a name for the new theme in the Save Theme dialog box.
  10. Click OK.

NOTE: Your modified theme will be placed in the Themes list in the Themes dialog box.

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To Change Cell Border Colors

To apply unique border colors to multiple selected cells in a table when you are using themes, follow these steps:

  1. In FrontPage, select a table cell.
  2. On the Table menu, point to Properties and then click Cell.
  3. In the Cell Properties dialog box, select color for the Border, Light Border and the Dark Border.
  4. Click OK.

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To Change Table Border Colors

To apply a unique border to a table on a page using themes, follow these steps:

  1. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  2. In the Themes dialog box, click Modify and then click Colors.
  3. Select the Custom tab.
  4. In the Item list box, select Table Border.
  5. Select the color you want.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Type a name for the new theme in the Save Theme dialog box.
  9. Click OK.


NOTE: Your modified theme will be placed in the Themes list in the Themes dialog box.

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REFERENCES

For more information about themes, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type customize a theme in the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 173421.


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Additional query words: fp2k Theme custom color front page

Keywords: kbhowto kbhowtomaster KB198010