How to Make Buttons in KompoZer

by Kevin Lee
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Professional HTML editors such as Dreamweaver can help you create complex websites, but you can often perform small editing tasks rapidly using light-weight programs, such as KompoZer. If you need to add a quick button to a Web page, for example, you can do that quickly using KompoZer. This program is free, and you don't even have to know HTML to create as many buttons as you like using KompoZer's uncluttered user interface.

Step 1

Launch KompoZer. Press "CTRL" and "O" to view the Open HTML File window. This window lists the files on your computer.

Step 2

Double-click one of your HTML files shown in the window to open it. KompoZer displays the document in the Edit window.

Step 3

Click the location where you would like to create a button. Click "Insert" and click "Form." Click "Define Button" to view the Button Properties pop-up window.

Step 4

Click the "Type" drop-down box and select the "Button" option that appears in the drop-down menu.

Type a name for the button in the "Name" text box. Type the text you would like to appear on the button in the "Value" text box. Click "OK" to create the button. KompoZer places it on your HTML document.


  • Move the button later by right-clicking it and selecting "Cut" from the menu that appears. Right-click a new location in your HTML document and click "Paste" to paste the button into its new location.
  • If you need to update the button's name or text value without touching HTML code, double-click the button and change those values in the "Define Button" pop-up window that opens.


Photo Credits

  • Dynamic Graphics/Dynamic Graphics Group/Getty Images

About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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