(The following instructions are adapted and translated into a simpler English version for Netscape 4.0 from the Chinese instructions of Netscape Gold offered by

English Reference: A Beginner's Guide to HTML -- Part 1


1.  Set-Up  2.  Edit 3.  Screen Areas 4.   Page Design
5.  Verbal Text 6.  Making Table 7. MakingLinks&
8.  Inserting Image

1. Encoding--- View--Encoding--Traditional Chinese Big 5
(if you have Chinese words in your text)
    or Western (for English)

2. Editor-- blank-- File → New Document → Blank。
    old file -- File → Open Page...,

3. Areas on the Screen







Show your file name.


Pull down to choose the function you need. 
Most frequently used on 4.0 are: File, Edit, View, Format

Tool Buttons

Press button for a quick use of certain functions.
On 4.0 [Save, Preview], [Cut, Copy, Paste], [Link, Target, Image], [Hard line, Table]

Work Area




4. Page Design

         Format  →  Page Colors and Properties→1. General --give a title to your file
                                                                             2. Colors and Background
General Set Up

Title, Author, Description 

Colors and Background

Background Image
--Use Image : Browse for file--
Remember to move the picture file to the same folder

Remember to save your working file regularly.
Press Preview --to view the effects of your design ;
 Press Reload --to view further changes after the file is shown in the browser.

5. Verbal Text
smaller sizelarger size 

word size  boldface  italics 

Left Justification  right 

types of word (title, list, ...) 

item mark  numbered items 

indent  de-indent 


No space bar function: When you press it many times, it remains one space.  (Unless you use table.)
To make more spatial arrangement, you need to make invisible table--choosing border line width as zero.

6. Making Table

Remember to choose the number of rows and columns first. To adjust their size, you need to go to Table properties by using the Mouse Right key or the tool button.

Cell --one box 是各別欄位的設定。
Cell span--choose two rows to merge two cells in a row.
Text alinment --vertical or horizontal justification。
Cell width--two choices: percent of the table, or pixel Cell min. height

7. Making Links and Targets


1.  Highlight the text (verbal or picture)  you want to link to a local file or a web site 
2. Choose  and you will see: 

then type in, or paste, the complete site address. 

Or you can Browse Files...) to choose a local file。 

To make an e-mail hyperlink so that people can send mail to you, 
type: mailto: [your E-mail address].

Target--hyperlink to another place of the same file:

1. Move your curser to the spot of the working text you want to link to, and press
then you can  type in the target name, or you can choose to highlight some text first before pressing 

After you have  set the target, choose the text to link to this target. 
The following steps are the same as that of making hyperlinks: 

                                      1. Highlight  the text
 2. Press ,and choose the target name.

 8. Insert Image

Image location--browse 

Image alignment 

Image size  (around 300 pixels would be an average size)

For your interest:

Choosing an image to be your computer background:

    Choose an image in from an html page --Mouse Right Key [ChooseSet as Wallpaper]
Make a front page for your Netscape. Edit→Preferences→Homepage→Browse