Accessibility features in FrontPage

Tools for designing accessible Web sites

ShowAccessibility checker

Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 features a new accessibility checker for Web pages. By running the accessibility checker, you discover issues that are identified as being in conflict with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): A consortium of commercial and educational institutions that oversees research and promotes standards in all areas related to the World Wide Web.) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) or the accessibility guidelines for Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. WCAG outlines priorities for making Web sites accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 outlines the U.S. government accessibility standards for a wide range of information sources and technologies. For more information about the FrontPage accessibility checker features, see FrontPage Help.

Keyboard shortcuts

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ShowShow or hide shortcut keys in ScreenTips

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. Under Other, select or clear the Show ScreenTips on toolbars and Show shortcut keys in ScreenTips check boxes.

 Note   Changing this setting affects all of your Microsoft Office programs.

Size options

ShowIncrease the size of toolbar buttons

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. Select the Large icons check box.

ShowChange the width of a drop-down list box on a toolbar

  1. Make sure the toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) you want to change is visible.

ShowHow?

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the toolbar you want to display.
    • To view more toolbars, click Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab, and then select the check box for the toolbar you want to display. Click Close.
  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. With the Customize dialog box open, click the list box you want to change — for example, the Font Button image or Font Size Button image box on the Formatting toolbar.
  3. Point to the left or right edge of the box. When the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag the edge of the box to change its width.

ShowScroll and zoom by using the Microsoft IntelliMouse or other pointing device

Some mouse devices and other pointing devices, such as the Microsoft IntelliMouse, have built-in scrolling and zooming capabilities. For more information, see the instructions for your pointing device.

Toolbar and menu options

ShowAdd a button to a toolbar

  1. Make sure the toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) you want to change is visible.

ShowHow?

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the toolbar you want to display.
    • To view more toolbars, click Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab, and then select the check box for the toolbar you want to display. Click Close.
  1. Click the Toolbar Options arrow Button image.
  2. Point to Add or Remove Buttons, and then click Customize.
  3. Click the Commands tab.
  4. In the Categories box, click a category for the command you want the button to perform.
  5. Drag the command you want from the Commands box to the displayed toolbar.

ShowCreate a custom toolbar

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Click the Toolbars tab.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the Toolbar name box, type the name you want, and then click OK.
  5. Click the Commands tab.
  6. Click a category in the Categories box.
  7. Drag the command you want from the Commands box to the displayed toolbar.
  8. When you have added all the buttons and menus you want, click Close.

ShowGroup related buttons and menus on a toolbar

You can add a separator bar before the first and after the last item in a group to distinguish the group from other buttons and menus (menu: A list of commands that is displayed when you click a menu name on a menu bar or other toolbar.) on a toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

  1. Make sure the toolbar you want to change is visible.

ShowHow?

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the toolbar you want to display.
    • To view more toolbars, click Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Toolbars tab, and then select the check box for the toolbar you want to display. Click Close.
  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. To add a separator bar, keep the Customize dialog box open, right-click the button you want on the toolbar, and then click Begin a Group. A separator bar is added to the left of the button on a horizontal toolbar, and above a button on a vertical docked toolbar (docked toolbar: A toolbar that is attached to one edge of the program window. When you drag a toolbar below the program title bar or to the left, right, or bottom edge of the program window, the toolbar snaps into place on the edge of the program window.).

 Note   To remove a separator bar between two buttons, drag one button closer to the other.

Color and sound options

ShowChange the color of text by using the toolbar

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Do one of the following:

ShowTurn sounds on or off for buttons, menus, and other screen elements

  1. Click the Microsoft Windows Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Classic view, click Sounds and Audio Devices.
  3. On the Sounds tab, in the Program events list, click the program event you want.
  4. In the Sounds box, click the sound you want to play whenever the selected program event occurs.
 
 
Applies to:
FrontPage 2003