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HTML Tables III: Design a page with layout tables

Layout table
Layout tables, new in Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003, are great to use when you need to design an entire page with HTML tables.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what layout tables are and the benefits they provide.
  • Know how layout tables differ from regular tables.
  • Understand the anatomy of a layout table.
  • Design a page with a layout table and cells.

In "HTML Tables I" and "II" you learned how to insert tables, and you learned how table and cell widths work. You did all of this using rather simple tables. But now you need to design an entire Web page. You could use the methods learned so far, but wouldn't it be great if there was a more visual, more flexible way?

That's where layout tables, new in FrontPage 2003, come to the rescue. As you'll soon see, layout tables have the same structure and rules as the other tables you've worked with. But they also come with certain benefits that make designing Web pages easier.

To learn more about this course, read the overview information or the table of contents in the left column. When you're done reading this page, click Next to start the first lesson.

Take the two HTML Tables courses preceding this one: HTML Tables I: Basic concepts and HTML Tables II: Table and cell widths or be familiar with the concepts covered in them.

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