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    My form does not place correctly when using HTML Code Fragment in Publisher 2007

    Asked by ttrivedi on June 02, 2011 at 08:45 PM

    In publisher 2007, I place the iframe code into an HTML code fragment on the page.

    When viewed in IE, the form is positioned lower and further to the right then what I would expect it to like. However in Fire Fox, it appears correctly.


    Is there a work around for this?



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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 03, 2011 at 02:28 AM


    Your webpage is created using Microsoft Publisher, a popular application well-known for creating publications such as brochures, newsletters and calendars. It is not exactly meant for creating websites but they do have the ability to export projects as webpages.

    The problem with this is Publisher uses a mark-up language very different from HTML standards, which is called VML. As much as I would like to help you solve this problem with the positioning of the iframe, I am limited by my knowledge of HTML.

    The workaround I can suggest to you is to re-create your pages using a standard Web Editor, such as Microsoft Frontpage or Adobe Dreamweaver. That way, the mark-up language that will be used in your pages will be a web-standard one such as html, and you will be able to find a wider range of resource materials that can help you fix a problem if ever you encounter one.


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    Answered by ttrivedi on June 03, 2011 at 01:33 PM


    Thanks for your response. You are right that Publisher unfortunately does use VML, however Publisher 2007 is very much designed for creating websites and has replaced much of the need for front page (which MS has discontinued). While not the power house that Dreamweaver is, it does a decent job of quickly creating simple websites.

     This is the only issue I have not been able to resolve in terms of cross browser functionality. So if I can't resolve this, I would probably look to a product like EWIsoft. As this is the only site I need, I can't justify a large outlay for professional web software and my business isn't running yet so I do not have additional funds to hire a professional just yet.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 03, 2011 at 03:18 PM


    In my opinion, your site looks well-structured enough except for that minor cross-browser issue. If you cannot let go of that matter, you can always opt for other web publishing software. There are a lot out there that do not cost too much, some even for free.

    I would really love to solve this cross-browser issue for you but looking at your site's source code is like reading an Italian newspaper for me, if you know what I mean.

    Anyway, there are  alot of free web hosting services that include web-based html editors. You might want to check these links out:


    Hope I was able to shed some light into this. Feel free to ask around if you have further questions. Thank you for using Jotform.