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Using text, fonts and styles within Freeway.

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  1. Using Font Variations with Google Web Fonts
    If all you want is a single Google Web Font to use on your site you can follow the steps in the KnowledgeBase article at http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/276/. However, if you want to use variations (i.e., different weights and italic) you need to use a slightly different workflow. Many Goo ...
  2. Using Google Web Fonts
    The days of having to use standard fonts like Times New Roman, Helvetica, and Arial or sacrificing accessibility and load times for graphic text with special fonts are nearing their end due to new advances in web technology. There are now a number of ways to add visual interest to your text by ...
  3. Applying Color to Bullets and Numbers in a List
    Because of the way that Freeway applies its styling, it can be a little tricky to be able to style the text of an ordered or unordered list so that the numbers and bullets use the same color as the text in the list. To fix this issue, you will need to create a custom CSS style for the list. To d ...
  4. Font Sets -- Get the most out of your fonts
    We all know the best way to create a search engine friendly site is to use HTML text wherever possible (if you didn't, then read our SEO article). The trouble is, this means you're limited to only using the fonts available on all platforms, right? Wrong. Introducing font sets Font sets (or font ...
  5. Typing multiple spaces results in just single spaces when the file is published
    HTML does not allow for multiple spaces (or tabs) to be used. Freeway doesn't stop you using multiple spaces when you're working in your Freeway document, but when the file is published, multiple spaces will be ignored and the HTML will display as though only a single space has been used. You ca ...
  6. How do I Make my Text Run Around an Image?
    In print-based page layout programs this is called 'text runaround', where text runs around the borders of a graphic item. In Web page design this can also be done, but it must be handled in a certain way in order to work properly. The text must be ordinary HTML text in a regular HTML box, or yo ...
  7. Bulleted Lists and Numbered Lists in Freeway
    If you want to type a bullet (•) in Freeway, just as in most Mac applications you can just type Option-8. However, you need to be aware that HTML doesn't support tabs, so you won't be able to create your reverse indent bulleted and numbered lists as you would do in InDesign or Quark. To ma ...
  8. With the UK and US keyboard, you can get a TM (trademark symbol) by typing Shift-Option-2. You can get a (c) (copyright symbol) by typing Option-g. You can get a (r) (registered symbol) by typing Option-r. If you want to find other special characters, or if you use a different keyboard layout, y ...
  9. Adding a Tooltip to Images and Graphics
    A "tooltip" is descriptive text that appears in a box when an image or graphic is hovered over with the mouse. To add these you need to: Select the graphic in Freeway that you want to attach the pop up to. Go to the Item menu and select "Extended" In the "Extended Attributes for <IMG>" di ...
  10. Hanging Indents
    Indents on HTML text are incredibly easy to do in Freeway Pro. To achieve a similar effect as the following text: Feugiat aliquip, at accumsan ut illum Sit erat, consequat diam illum ullamcorper. Erat ad in eum euismod nibh consequat, in feugiat ut te. Crisare te facilisis ad susc ...
  11. Using Soft and Hard Paragraph Breaks
    There may be an instance where you want to enter some text on new lines, but pressing the enter key results in a new paragraph being created and the resulting text looking something like: This is my first line This is my second line To place the text immediately beneath the last line hold the Sh ...
  12. Using Preformatted Text in Freeway
    Preformatted text in HTML is wrapped with <pre> tags. The browser displays it with a monospaced font and allows multiple spaces to appear as typed, rather than collapsing all multiple spaces to a single space as is normal in HTML. To do this in Freeway Pro: Open the Styles and Colors pale ...
  13. Styling Text in a Table
    Although you can select text in individual table cells, if you select the whole table the formatting options aren't available. To quickly format the table text do the following: Command-Click on one of the table cells to select then Command-A to select all. With all the table cells selected, a ...
  14. Importing a Spreadsheet CSV File into a Freeway Table
    Freeway has a great feature that allows tables to be created based on an imported comma or tab delimited file (CSV or TSV). In Freeway, choose the Table Item tool and sketch a table (just leave this as the standard row/column size that is offered), double-click in the first cell of the table and ...
  15. How can non-English Text be Entered into a Freeway Page
    Freeway automatically handles this for you. Just enter the text into the page and Freeway will automatically determine the best page encoding to use to display your page. To override the automatic detection you can choose from a long list of encoding types in the Page Inspector palette (page by ...
  16. Fonts Change Size in Different Browsers
    When using proportional font sizes, the size on preview is governed by the default font size set in the browser preferences - which is usually 16px in most browsers. Freeway will also display this font size at 16px in the design view so if the default has been changed in either the browser or Fr ...