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Unable to change font on button text in style attribute

I seem to have this problem sometimes when I use the style attribute in an html button.
I'm using Internet Explorer 6.

Here's my code:

<table>
<tr>
<td align=center bgcolor="red"><input style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: red;color: white;font-weight: bold;font: smallcaption;cursor: hand,border:1px solid;" type="submit" name="SubmitAccessFrom" value="Enter the System">
</td>
</tr>
</table>

I'm not sure but the font by default seems to be Times New Roman by the looks of it.
I want to make it Arial or Comic sans sometingorother so I add the font-face name-value pair to the style attribute like this:

<input style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: red;color: white;font-face:Arial;font-weight: bold;font: smallcaption;cursor: hand,border:1px solid;" type="submit" name="SubmitAccessFrom" value="Enter the System">

which does nothing everytime I try it.

The other attribute, cursor: hand; doesn't work either.

I have been able to change the font in a button style before but when I mix more than a couple attributes I seem to have these problems.
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jumprooster
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jumprooster
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ZylochCommented:
For that, use something like

font-family:arial

As for your cursor:hand not working, it's because after the hand, you have a comma, not a semicolon. Another tip for compatibility on all browsers is to use both cursor:hand and cursor:pointer, so have cursor:pointer;cursor:hand
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neesterCommented:
<input style="font: 0.8em/100% arial, sans-serif; background: #F00; color: #FFF; cursor: hand; border: 1px solid #000;" type="submit" value="Enter the System" name="SubmitAccessForm" />

Try that :)
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DaydreamsCommented:
Hi jumprooster,

You can also take it out if the table and not use inline CSS:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<style type="text/css">
.divcenter {text-align:center;margin:0 auto;}
input {font: 1em arial, sans-serif; font-weight:bold; background: #F00; color: #FFF; cursor:pointer; cursor:hand; border: 1px solid #000;}
</style>
</head>
<div class="divcenter">
<input type="submit" value="Enter the System" name="SubmitAccessForm">
</div>
</body>
</html>
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pigmentartsCommented:
its not 'input style' anyway in a form element for a buttun it is submit in css to change the style of all form buttons for example to a button it would look like something along these lines....


select {font-size:11px;  border: 1px dotted #669900; color:#669900; font-weight:bold;}

where select is the button if that makes sense
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pigmentartsCommented:
also by doing this you can do what Daydreams has stated and not use a table. table are only not used for layout thats a job for css.
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