Front page overwriting my HTML

I'm having some problems with Front Page 98.  It keeps overwriting my HTML tags.  For instance, when I have a table, and I want the first row to span all columns of the table.  When looking at the table in Front Page, it looks right, however when I preveiw in IE or Netscape, the title is all crowded in the first column.  If I set the TD tag's span property, Front Page removes it when I save the page.  If I open the Page in Notepad and set it, then it looks good in both browsers, but then try to edit it with Front Page and it gets removed.  Is there anyway to turn this "feature" off?  How can I prevent Front Page from screwing up my stuff without abandoning Front Page completely?  Thanks in Advance.
oharrisAsked:
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cbasic100798Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi oharris,

Welcome to FP98 the original "mind of it's own software" ;>)

Please show a snip of code *after* FP has done its thing. (if necessary)

Take a look at;
http://www.cbasic.com/table_test.htm

<html>
<head>
<title>Table test</title>
</head>
<body>
<div align="center"><center>
<table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1">
<tr>
<td colspan="3" valign="top" align="center" nowrap>This is a test</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Column 1</td>
<td>Column 2</td>
<td>Column 3</td>
</tr>
</table>
</center></div>
</body>
</html>

This came straight from FP98 without any manual edits.

Is this what you are trying to achieve?

Hope this helps,
Cbasic
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oharrisAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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oharrisAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is exactly what I'm trying to acheive.  FP keeps removing the colspan="3" from the TD tag, and I have no idea why.
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cbasic100798Commented:
With out edits please publish the page with problem and post the URL. There are a couple of things I want to look at.

Thanks
Cbasic
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oharrisAuthor Commented:
Well, last night I upgraded to FP2000, and I can no longer reproduce this problem.  I guess my problem is solved, so I'll accept your answer.  The page I was working on is at http://216.229.44.106/TempCal/diary.asp
if you want to look at it.  What was happening with FP98 is it would remove the Colspan="7" from the TD tag.  FP2000 isn't doing this. Thanks for your help.
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