A Note about the Body and Normal (P) Text Styles

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A Note about the Body and Normal (P) Text Styles

If you do not assign a font to the Body or Normal (P) text elements and leave their text styles set to Automatic, the browser's proportional and fixed width font settings are passed through to the SiteStyle for the Body text and Normal (P) text. Consequently, if you leave the settings as Automatic, Body and Normal (P) text appear in Page view as they do in the browser. All text styles in the site are affected by these settings. This helps you with overall page design because you can see exactly how the fonts look based on the browser settings. Note that the Body and Normal (P) fonts are not generated when you publish your site. They are derived from the site visitor's browser settings. If you change the text settings applied to the Body text element, some settings might not affect the body text on your pages. The inherited settings depend on the HTML output method you use when publishing your site. The following table shows which settings are affected:

Text Attribute HTML 4.01 with Tables
font Y
font style Y
size N
color Y
position N
case N
decoration N
small caps N