Format Problems - Using Layers
Different browsers sometimes decide to display your page differently than you want them displayed. About the only thing that you can do is to alter your page to some sort of compromise - so that the browser doesn't change your formatting in some unacceptable way.
Another formatting problem becomes obvious when the user's screen resolution is different than you used when formatting your page. Dreamweaver will wrap your text just like your word processor does - but so does a browser. If the user's screen resolution is different than you used when formatting your page, word wrapping can occur at different places than you thought it would - and formatting will change.
One way to prevent this
is to place everything on your page into a "layer." I move to
the bottom of my page and Insert > Layer. You will see a small yellow
icon that represents the layer insertion point and you will see a box.
(The box edges are invisible when displayed by a browser.) You can move
the box to the top of the page. Clicking on the edge of the box selects
it and allows you to change its dimensions to the width you prefer. Text
typed into the layer is wordwrapped at the right edge of the box - so that
line lengths are specified when you establish the width of the layer. Changing
the screen resolution does not change the location or
If you want to make sure that the user can print out your page without having the right side trimmed off, set the width of the layer to about 620 pixels in the layer's Properties Window.