>I use Frontpage 98 to build my pages. There is an option to put text in a picture frame while the graphic is loading. I want to know if search engines will recognize this text as keywords.
Most will recognize ALT text, which is what you see when you have graphics turned off. Look at the source code, and see hoe FrontPage produces that text. If you see a standard HTML tag, it's OK. If you see references to the FrontPage "bots", it will be invisible to the robots.