Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000

Hands-On Exercises


 

 

Published: January 1999

Table of Contents

Introduction.................................................................................................................... 1

Installing FrontPage 2000................................................................................................ 1

Creating Web Sites Has Never Been Easier..................................................................... 2

Getting Started in FrontPage 2000.............................................................................. 2

Looks and Works Like Microsoft Office......................................................................... 5

Create Exactly the Way You Want.................................................................................... 7

Themes....................................................................................................................... 7

Cross-Browser Dynamic HTML................................................................................... 10

Positioning and Layering Using Cascading Style Sheets 2.0...................................... 12

Better-Than-Notepad HTML Editing............................................................................ 13

Easy Database Integration........................................................................................ 15

Easily Update Web Sites................................................................................................ 18

Site Management Reports and Views Summarize a Site at a Glance......................... 18

Flexible Publishing..................................................................................................... 19

Flexible Collaboration Features.................................................................................. 21

Automate Routine Tasks........................................................................................... 27

Target Specific Browsers, Features and Servers........................................................ 31


 



Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Hands-On Exercises

Published: January 1999

For the latest information, please see http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/

Introduction

Take this guided tour to see what the Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Web site creation and management tool offers. Microsoft FrontPage 2000 gives you everything you need to easily create and manage great Web sites. Based on customer feedback, FrontPage 2000 has been designed to offer new functionality in three major areas:

 

·         Lets you create exactly the site you want

·         Makes managing and updating sites easy

·         Works great with Microsoft Office

 

These hands-on exercises are meant for users familiar with Web authoring who want to try out new features in FrontPage 2000. Due to the breadth and depth of the product, only a selection of features in FrontPage 2000 are explored in this section.

Installing FrontPage 2000

FrontPage 2000 has been designed to be easy to install so you can get up and running quickly. It determines the optimal installation for your computer based on what is already installed and used. Programs and components are installed as needed, saving space on the hard drive until you need specific functionality. And FrontPage determines at launch if essential files are missing and where they can be found. It then reinstalls the missing files with little or no user intervention.

 

When you install FrontPage 2000, you will notice that, unlike FrontPage 98, the setup process does not include questions regarding the installation of Personal Web Server. That is because Personal Web Server is no longer required in FrontPage 2000. FrontPage 2000 makes getting started easier by enabling you to store Web sites in a folder on your local hard drive or network drive and then later publish them to your Internet service provider’s or company’s Web server.

 

You can run FrontPage 2000 from a system with Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 or later, or Windows NT Server 4.0 or later. (Note: both Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server require Service Pack 3 or later.) The database exercises require that the Web site be published to a server that supports Active Server Pages, such as Windows NT Server’s built-in Web server, Microsoft Internet Information Service. Those exercises are noted. You can install Internet Information Service from the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack on http://www
.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/contents/updates/nt40ptpk/default.asp. The Personal Web Server is also available in this download for both Windows 95- and Windows NT-based clients. Personal Web Server is included with Windows 98-based clients.

Creating Web Sites Has Never Been Easier

The exercises in this section will help show that using FrontPage 2000 makes it easier than ever to get started creating Web pages and Web sites, and that its time-saving features can make even experienced users of FrontPage more productive.

Getting Started in FrontPage 2000

To get started, you will first create a Web site and learn some of the fundamentals of using FrontPage that will help you create and edit Web content right away.

 

Web Templates and Wizards

After opening FrontPage, you will quickly create a Web site using the Corporate Presence Wizard. This will show you how to use a wizard, and result in a sample Web site to work with throughout these exercises. Using the templates and wizards makes it quick and easy to set up a Web site, complete with navigation functionality already set up.

 

 

Setting Up Your Web Site Using the Corporate Presence Wizard

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched.

·         File

·         New

·         Web

·         Click File, then New, then Web to see the available templates and wizards.

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·         Corporate Presence Wizard

·         Location of new Web site

·         OK

·         Click the Corporate Presence Wizard, then type in the location of the new Web site, which can be a directory on a hard drive or a network, a Personal Web Server or a Web server. For these exercises, you can use any of these locations.  However, for the database exercises later, you might want to use your Windows NT Server with IIS 3.0 or later.  Examples:

·       Web server: http://webserver/sampleweb/

·       Personal Web Server: http://myweb/sampleweb/

·       Local drive: c:\webdirectory\sampleweb\

·       Network drive: \\server\share\webdirectory\sampleweb\

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         Click the OK button.

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·         Next

·         Once the Corporate Presence Wizard appears, click the Next button.

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·         Keep selecting desired choices and clicking Next until Choose Web Theme button appears, then click it.

·         Select desired Theme

·         OK

·         Accept the defaults, or select desired choices until you come to the Choose Web Theme button, then click it.   Select the Theme you want, and then press OK.

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·         Finish

·         Click the Finish button.

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·         Navigation View

·         Once the Web site has been created, it will open in FrontPage 2000. Along the left of the screen, click the Navigation View to see a hierarchical view of your new Web site.

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·         Double-click on Home

·         Double-click on the page called Home to launch it in Page View.

 

 

Now you have a professional-looking sample Web site to work with that FrontPage created based on the information you supplied. From this point on, you can fully customize the Web site the wizard has produced for you.

 

Before you start customizing your new Web pages, you can explore the FrontPage user interface so you’ll have a better understanding of your options.

 

Integrated FrontPage Editor and Explorer

FrontPage 98 contained an application for creating and editing Web pages called FrontPage Editor and an application for managing Web sites called FrontPage Explorer. With FrontPage 2000, all the functions of both applications are integrated into a single window, making the management features more discoverable and helping users be more productive.

 

You can familiarize yourself with the interface by going into the various Views on the Views Bar (similar to those in the Outlook messaging and collaboration client) and viewing the folders in the Web in the Folder List. All these files, folders and Web documents in your sample Web site were created automatically for you when you went through the Corporate Presence Wizard.

 

Take a moment to click on each of the views — Page View, Folders View, Reports View, Navigation View, Hyperlinks View and Tasks View.  FrontPage 2000 adds the following improvements to FrontPage 98:

 

·         Page View was added to replace the FrontPage Editor. It gives you easy access to Web page creation and site management from within one window.

·         The All Files View was replaced with 15 specific reports in the Reports View, which helps you diagnose and fix problems with a Web site, regardless of your level of experience. Previously, All Files was used by advanced users to find slow pages, duplicate copies of images or list files.

·         The Themes View has been removed. Themes are now accessed through the Format menu.

·         The Navigation View was enhanced to allow users to zoom in on specific nodes in the Web, add navigation items that link to pages outside the FrontPage-based Web, and more easily manage large Web sites.

 

Together, these views provide a complete picture of a FrontPage-based Web site in the creation phase and in maintenance and update modes.

 

WYSIWIG Editor, HTML Editor and Preview Tabs

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the three editing modes:

 

Normal, HTML and Preview Tabs

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, with any page launched in Page View.

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·         Normal tab

·         The Normal tab at the bottom of the page presents a WYSIWYG editor, allowing you to insert and edit text, format and lay out your page, and insert and position images without having to do any manual HTML coding.

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·         HTML tab

·         The HTML tab allows you to view, edit, and insert HTML code while maintaining access to the FrontPage menus, along with ready-to-use features such as tables, Themes, hyperlinks, graphics, formatting, fonts, bars and banners. FrontPage 2000 preserves HTML code and does not break custom scripts.

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·         Preview tab

·         The Preview tab shows the page in a browser with active links and animations. It is a quick way to see the resulting pages and links without having to switch to a standalone browser.

 


 

Saving Your Web Site

 

Before you go further in the exercises, save your Web site.

 

Saving Pages or Web Sites

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         File

·         Save

·         To save your sample Web site, click File on the menu, then click Save (or CTRL + S).

 

Later, if you want to open your Web site, you can open individual files or the entire Web site. You can quickly open this sample site later by selecting Recent Webs from the File menu. You should save your work after you complete each exercise.

Looks and Works Like Microsoft Office

Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Office share toolbars, menus and tools such as background spelling, Format Painter, HTML help and Themes. This consistency makes it easy for Office users to get up and running with FrontPage 2000 right away.

 

Menus and Toolbars

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the general content of the menus and toolbars.

 

FrontPage and Office: Common Menus and Toolbars

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, with any page launched in Page View (Normal tab selected).

·         Explore menus and look for tooltips

·         View the contents of the menus and pause for tooltips at each of the toolbar buttons.

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·         Navigation View

·         Click Navigation View so you can see how your site is organized.

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·         View

·         Toolbars

·         Select View, then Toolbars, so you can see additional available toolbars.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         Click and drag Navigation toolbar

·         View

·         Toolbars

·         Navigation

·         If the Navigation toolbar is floating on the page, click the dark blue area of the Navigation toolbar, drag it to the main toolbar area and let go. Now you can see how it has become part of the main toolbar area.

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·         If the Navigation toolbar is docked in another toolbar, click in the gray area just under the 100% (the cursor will change to four arrows) and drag it back to the Navigation View to see the toolbar floating on top again.

·         Select View, then Toolbars, then deselect Navigation to remove the Navigation toolbar.

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·         Double-click Home

·         Insert

·         Advanced

·         Drag submenu to screen

·         Remove toolbar

·         Double-click on Home to open it for editing. To see how flexible and customizable the menus and toolbars are, select Insert, then Advanced. You’ll see a submenu. To turn the submenu into a toolbar, just click the gray bar above HTML and then drag it onto the page area. Remove it by clicking the X in the upper-right-hand corner.

 


Spell Checking and the Format Painter

To familiarize yourself with some of the similarities of editing documents in FrontPage and Word, open a page in your sample Web site.

 

FrontPage and Office: Background Spelling and Format Painter

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, Page View with any page open, and the cursor in the body of the page.

·         Type “incorect” and then press the space bar or press ENTER

·         Right-click on “incorect” and accept correction

·         Type a word in incorrectly, such as “incorect,” then press the space bar or press ENTER. The word will be underlined with a red squiggly line, showing that it has been misspelled. Right-click on the word to see the suggested correct spelling, and select the correct spelling. This background spell-checking should be familiar and easy to use if you know Microsoft Word.

·         Type “formatting”  and apply format changes to it

·         Click on ”formatting

·         Format Painter

·         Click on “incorrect

·         Type the word “formatting,” then select it by double-clicking on it. Then select Format, then Font to change its font, font size, style, etc. Next select the  Format Painter symbol from the formatting toolbar. The cursor will change to include a paintbrush. Click on the word “incorrect” from the previous step, and you’ll see that the formatting has been automatically transferred.

Creating or Editing Individual Pages

FrontPage 2000 makes it easy to create or edit individual pages that aren’t part of a FrontPage-based Web site. All you have to do is create a new page using the New Page button on the Standard toolbar, or select File, New, Page, or type CTRL+N. If you want to edit an existing HTM or HTML page, all you have to do is open the page (File, Open) and you can edit a document on your local hard drive, network drive, Web server or Personal Web Server.

Create Exactly the Way You Want

These exercises will show you how the new and improved features of
FrontPage 2000 will help you easily incorporate the latest Web technologies and control the way your pages look and perform.

Themes

FrontPage Themes give Web pages and navigation bars an attractive and consistent appearance. Themes can be applied at any time, even to an existing Web not originally created in FrontPage. FrontPage 2000 Themes are fully customizable.

Applying a FrontPage Theme

When you created your sample Web site with the Corporate Presence Wizard, it automatically applied a Theme and shared borders to all of the pages in the site. For this exercise, you will apply one of the 60 professionally designed Themes that come with FrontPage 2000 to a single page in your Web site.

 

Apply a Theme

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Navigation View

·         Double-click on Feedback page

·         Format

·         Theme

Select Navigation View and then double-click on Feedback page to launch the Feedback page in Page View (Normal mode). Click on Format, and then Theme. This opens the Themes dialog box, which lists the standard Themes that ship with FrontPage, as well as any customized Themes you have added.

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·         Select Theme

·         Apply Theme to Selected Page(s)

·         OK

Take a look at the Themes in the Themes list. Notice that the Themes are more business-ready and conservative than in FrontPage 98, with more options deselected by default. Select one of the Themes that you like, click the Apply Theme to Selected Page(s) button, and then click OK.

Customizing a FrontPage Theme

In response to user feedback, FrontPage 2000 Themes are fully customizable — colors, graphics and font styles can all be changed and saved for a custom look to be applied to specific pages or an entire Web site. In this exercise, you’ll learn how to customize colors, graphics and styles in Themes.

 

Customize a Theme

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Navigation View

·         Double-click News

·         Format

·         Theme

Select Navigation View and then double-click on News page to launch the News page in Page View (Normal mode). Click on Format on the menu, and then click on Theme.

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·         Click on Blank

·         Click Active Graphics and Background Image check boxes

·         Modify

First select one of the Themes with a look or format that is close to what you want. In this example, we can use the Blank Theme. Click on Blank in the Themes list, and click the Active Graphics and Background Image check boxes. Next, click the Modify button. This reveals three buttons: Colors, Graphics and Styles. Every aspect of a Theme is customizable. And, unlike templates, Themes can be applied at any time to any Web site.

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·         Colors

Click the Colors button to customize colors.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         Color Schemes tab

Click the Color Schemes tab. These color schemes allow you to change the Theme colors all at once in coordinating colors that are Web-safe (they look good on older and newer browsers and PCs that have older graphics capabilities). Click through some of the color schemes to see how the colors change.

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·         Color Wheel tab

Click the Color Wheel tab, then drag the small “o” around the color wheel. FrontPage will create a Theme color scheme based on your color wheel selection.

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·         Custom tab

Click the Custom tab, so you can change the color of a single element.

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·         Banner Text

·         More Colors

·         Select button

·         Click on color on screen

·         OK

From the pull-down list, choose Banner Text. We’ll specifically change the color of the banner text. From the pull-down color list, click More Colors. You can either select the color you want from the Colors honeycomb or enter the Hex value for a color (such as Hex={FF,33,00} for red) in the Value box. Or you can select a custom color from anywhere on your screen by clicking the Select button, and your cursor will turn into an eyedropper. Hover over the colors on your screen (such as the gray area in the Views Bar or the blue Preview in Browser globe on the toolbar), and you will see that the New box will fill with this color. Click on the color, and it will be added to your custom colors. This color is now available anywhere you use color tools in FrontPage and is saved between editing sessions. When you have made your selection, click the OK button.

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·         OK

At the Modify Theme dialog box, you will see that the Banner Text has been changed to the new custom color you selected. Click the OK button.

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·         Graphics

·         Global Navigation Buttons

·         Font tab

·         Cancel

Next, you can modify the graphics in the Theme. Click on the Graphics button. Note that you can change any of the images by selecting them from the Items pull-down list box. You can also change the font size and type on items that also have text, like Navigation buttons. Just select Global Navigation Buttons from the Items list, then select the Font tab to change fonts. When finished exploring the Modify Graphics dialog box, click the Cancel button.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         Styles

·         Cancel

Click the Styles button. Note that you change the font style for any of the text elements. When finished exploring the Modify Styles dialog, click the Cancel button.

·          

·         OK

·         Apply Theme to selected pages

·         OK

·         Yes

·         Save Theme under new name (such as “New Theme”)

·         OK

Now you can save your Theme, and its name will appear along with the Themes shipped with FrontPage. Click the OK button, make sure you’ve selected Apply Theme to selected pages, then click Yes when it asks if you want to save changes to the Theme, and save your Theme under a new name such as “New Theme.” Click OK and FrontPage will apply the Theme to the page you currently have selected.

Cross-Browser Dynamic HTML

Dynamic HTML effects can be applied to images and text to add interest and movement to pages. For example, you could create a page that has text that drops down onto the page, or spirals in, or has a blinds effect. In FrontPage 2000, these effects are compatible with recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer browser software and Netscape Navigator, allowing dynamic effects with cross-browser compatibility. In cases where exact effects won’t work across both browsers, FrontPage automatically substitutes a similar effect, and across version 3 of the Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator browsers, the images or text appear statically. This means that FrontPage users can add Dynamic HTML effects that won’t break their content across browsers.

 

Next you can apply the Hop animation to the headings on the home page. This addition of animation will make the headings stand out and focus visitors’ eyes on the information.

 

Cross-Browser Dynamic HTML

Quick Steps

More Detail

·         Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, Home page (default.htm) launched in Page View (Normal mode).

·         Select Our Mission

·         Select text that says Our Mission.

·         Format

·         Dynamic HTML Effects

·         Click on Format on the menu, then click on Dynamic HTML Effects. The DHTML Effects toolbar will open.

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·         On Page Load

·         First, select when the Dynamic HTML effect should happen by choosing from the On <Choose an Event> drop-down list. Select Page Load.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         Apply Hop

·         Close DHTML Effects toolbar

·         Next, choose an event from the Apply <Choose an Event> drop-down list. Choose the Hop event. Now you will see light blue formatting around the Dynamic HTML effect to show where it has been placed. Close the DHTML Effects toolbar by clicking on the X in its upper-right corner.

 

·         Cursor in Our Mission

·         Format Painter

·         Click in Company Profile

·         Cursor in Company Profile

·         Format Painter

·         Click in Contact Information

·         Now you’ll apply the Hop animation to the other two headings. The easiest way to do this is to use the Format Painter. Place your cursor in the light blue Dynamic HTML formatting on the words Our Mission. Click the Format Painter button . Click in the text that says Company Profile to apply the Hop animation. Repeat with the text that says Contact Information.

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·         File

·         Save

·         Preview tab

·         Save the page and then, to see your animation live, click the Preview tab at the bottom of the screen. This allows you to see the headings hop onto the screen using Dynamic HTML effects.

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·         Normal tab

·         Click on the Normal tab to return to the editing mode.

 

If you want to confirm that the new Hop animation will work in a browser other than Internet Explorer, you can preview the page in a browser you have installed on your computer. To preview the current Web page in a standalone browser, follow these steps:

 

Preview in Browser

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, Home page (default.htm) launched in Page View.

·          

·         File

·         Preview in Browser

·         Select desired browser

·         Check Automatically Save Page

Click on the File menu, then click on Preview in Browser. Select a browser you have installed on your computer. Select a window size. Click the check box for Automatically Save Page.

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·         Preview

·         OK

Click the Preview button, then click OK to save the file (if it hasn’t been saved previously).

Positioning and Layering Using Cascading Style Sheets 2.0

FrontPage 2000 allows you to put graphics or text elements exactly where you want them on the page, with the surrounding text wrapped around, if desired. Images can even be layered on top of each other.  FrontPage uses Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 to provide this level of control.

Absolute Positioning

In this exercise, you’ll insert a graphic, display the Positioning toolbar, and then position the graphic exactly where you want it on the page. You can use the same technique to apply absolute positioning to text.

 


Absolute Positioning

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, Home page (default.htm) launched in Page View (Normal mode).

·         Click and drag smallnew.gif from the Images folder to the body of the page

·         There are several ways you can insert images into your page:

·         In Page View, you will still be able to see the Views Bar and the Folder List. Open the Images directory by double-clicking on it, and then click and drag the selected image onto your page.

·         Select Insert, then Picture, then select either Clip Art (shared with other Office applications) or From File (from a file on your hard drive or on a network drive).

·         Click the Insert Picture  button on the Standard toolbar, then browse for the clip art or file you want to include.

For this example, we’ll use an image that is included as part of this sample Web site. In Page View, select smallnew.gif from the Images Folder in the Folder List, and click and drag it onto the body of the Home page.

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·         View

·         Toolbars

·         Positioning

Click View on the menu, then click Toolbars, and then click Positioning. This action will display the Positioning toolbar. Drag the toolbar wherever you want for convenient access.

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·         Click on smallnew.gif

·         Click Absolute Positioning button

Click on smallnew.gif to select it, then click on the Absolute Positioning button  on the Positioning toolbar (the left-most button) to turn on absolute positioning.

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·         Drag and drop image anywhere

Drag and drop the image anywhere on the page, including in the page header or on top of another image.

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·         Close Positioning toolbar

Close the Positioning toolbar by clicking on the X in the upper-right corner.

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Quick Steps

More Detail

 

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·         Preview tab

Click the Preview tab at the bottom of the screen to see the results.

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·         Normal tab

Click on Normal tab to return to editing mode.

Wrapping Text Around an Image

You can also easily wrap text around an image or text block.

 

Wrapping Text Around an Image

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         New Page (Normal mode)

Create a new page (Click the New Page button, or File, New, Page, and then Normal Page). Make sure you have selected the Normal tab.

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·         Type in text

Type in about a paragraph’s worth of text in the body of the page that you’ll want to wrap around an image.

·          

·         Drag smallnew.gif from the Images folder to the page

Select smallnew.gif from the Images folder in the Folder List, and click and drag it into your new page.

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·         Expand size of smallnew.gif

Increase the size of smallnew.gif by clicking on it, hovering your mouse over the small boxes on the corner of the image until your cursor turns into an arrow, and then clicking and dragging until it is bigger. This will make it easier to see the text wrap around it.

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·         Click on smallnew.gif

·         Format

·         Position

Click on the newly enlarged image, then select Format, then Position. You will see the Position dialog box.

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·         Left

·         OK

Select Left, and then OK.

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·         Click and drag smallnew.gif and see the text wrap around it

You can click and drag the image to the appropriate position on your page inside the text, and you will see the text wrap around the image.

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·         Save or Close

Save (File, and then Save) or Close (File, and then Close) the page.

Better-Than-Notepad HTML Editing

FrontPage has become familiar as a WYSIWYG tool that allows you to create and manage Web sites without programming. However, if you want to code directly in HTML, you can do so with FrontPage 2000 while reaping many benefits over using a basic editor such as Notepad. If you’re an advanced user, you can edit in an environment that is similar to that of Notepad or other plain text editor but that contains color-coded tags for easy reading. It also includes buttons and drop-down menus to insert sophisticated code directly into the HTML editing view so you don’t have to type it in manually.

 

HTML Source Preservation and Personalized HTML Formatting, Quick Insertion of Code in HTML View, and Reveal Tags in WYSIWYG Mode

FrontPage 2000 allows you to import or insert HTML code with confidence that FrontPage won’t change or reformat it.

 

HTML Source Preservation and Personalized HTML Formatting

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, in Page View.

·         New Page

·         Tools

·         Page Options

·         HTML Source tab

·         When Saving Files: Preserve Existing HTML

Insert a new page into your Web site (click the New Page button from the Standard toolbar), then confirm that Source Preservation is turned on. To do this, click Tools on the menu, click Page Options, then click the HTML Source tab. Select When Saving Files: Preserve Existing HTML.

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·         Change indenting to 10 or more spaces

The Page Options HTML dialog box offers choices for formatting your HTML code — what should be indented and how much, when to capitalize, and when to use optional tags. Note also the Base on Current Page button, which sets the defaults based on the HTML coding in a sample page. Change the indenting to 10 spaces.

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·         OK

·         HTML tab

When you are ready to move on, click OK, and then click the HTML tab.

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·         Cursor between <body> and </body>

Place your cursor between the <body> and </body> tags.

Quick Insertion of Code in HTML View

·         Insert Table

·         Type some text between the <td> and </td> tags

Click on the Insert Table button  from the Standard toolbar, and click and drag until you have selected the desired number of rows and columns for your table. (Alternatively, you can select Table, Insert, Table from the menus). Type some text between the <td> and </td> tags.  Notice that the table is indented 10 spaces, as you specified.

 

·         Normal tab

·         Delete newly inserted text

·         Add text to different cells

Click on the Normal tab at the bottom of the screen. This takes you to the WYSIWYG editor. Select and delete the newly inserted text from the table, and add text to one of the other cells in the table.

·          

·         File

·         Save

Save the page.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

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·         HTML tab

Click on HTML tab at the bottom of the screen. You are now back in HTML view. The changes you made to the table have been reflected in HTML, and the format hasn’t changed.

Revealing Tags in WYSIWYG Mode

·         Normal tab

·         View

·         Reveal Tags

·         View

·         Reveal Tags

Return to Normal mode, then select View, and then Reveal Tags. This allows you to see your HTML tags while still in WYSIWYG mode. Hover over the tags to see the complete tag in familiar tooltips fashion. Select View, and then Reveal Tags to turn this feature off. Seeing which tags produce what formatting is also a great way to learn HTML.

Easy Database Integration

FrontPage users have requested ease and flexibility in incorporating database content in their Web sites. FrontPage 2000 gives you several options to make database integration easier than ever.

 

Create a New Form That Sends Results to New Access Database and the Database Results Wizard

In this exercise we will create a form on a page that sends user-inputted data to a new Microsoft Access database, and then we’ll show the contents of that database on an HTML page.

 

Create a New Form That Sends Results to New Access Database

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open. (Note: These database integration features require you to host your pages on a server with Active Server Pages capabilities, such as Microsoft Internet Information Server. You can use these capabilities with any ODBC-compliant database.  In this exercise, we will assume that you are authoring against an ASP-capable server.  If you are not, you can author on your hard drive or a network drive, and later publish to your ASP-capable Web server.)

·         Page View (Normal mode)

·         New Page

Click on Page View, then New Page to create a new page.

 

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·         Insert

·         Form

·         Form

·         Enter two or three times

Insert a form on your page by selecting Insert, then Form, and then Form. Press Enter several times to open up space to insert form fields.


 

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Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Insert

·         Form

·         Check Box

·         Double-click the check box and change Name from C1 to Choice1, and then click OK

·         Type choice 1

·         Repeat and add choice 2 and choice 3

Insert a check box (Insert, Form, Check Box), and type some text next to it, such as choice 1. Double-click the check box and change Name from C1 to Choice1, and then click OK.

Repeat and add choice 2 and choice 3, with Names choice2 and choice3 respectively.

·          

·         Insert

·         Form

·         Scrolling Text Box

·         Enter

·         Type Your comments go here

·         Double-click text box and change Name from S1 to Comments, and then click OK.

Insert a scrolling text box (Insert, Form, Scrolling Text Box), press Enter, and then type some text underneath it, such as Your comments go here. Double-click text box and change Name from S1 to Comments, and then click OK.

·          

·         File

·         Save the page as dbform.htm

Save the Page (File, Save). Save the page as dbform.htm.

·          

·         Right-click on form field

·         Form Properties

·         Send to Database

·         Options

Right-click on one of the form fields you just entered, and then select Form Properties. Select the Send to Database option, then click the Options button.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Create Database

·         OK

·         OK

·         OK

·         OK

Instruct FrontPage to create a new database to send the data to by clicking the Create Database button. FrontPage will automatically create the Access .MDB file and place it in the newly created fpdb directory in your Web. Since your page is called dbform.htm, it will name the database connection dbform.  Press the OK button when the dialog confirms that fpdb/dbform.mdb has been created.  Press the OK button in the Options for Saving Results to Database dialog, and again in the Form Properties dialog.  You will next see a dialog that warns you that the page should be saved as ASP.  Press OK.

·          

·         File

·         Save As

·         OK

·         Save as type:  Active Server Pages

·         File name:  dbform

·         Save

You will need to save your page as .ASP so it can take advantage of these server-based database capabilities (File, Save As).  When warned that you must save this page as ASP, click OK.  For file name, type dbform, and for Save As Type, select Active Server Pages.  Click Save.

·          

·         File

·         Preview in Browser

·         Preview

·         Enter three or four complete records in the form

·         Go back to FrontPage

Preview dbtest.htm in your browser (File, Preview in Browser, Preview). Enter three or four complete records into the form. This data is being saved to the Access .MDB that was automatically created for you when you created the form. Go back to FrontPage.

Create Page That Shows Data From Access Database

·         Page View (Normal mode)

·         New Page

Click Page View, then New Page

 

·         Insert

·         Database

·         Results

Next you can use the Database Results Wizard to incorporate the data from the database you just set up onto a page. Note that this same process can be applied to any ODBC-compliant database, not just to Access databases. Click Insert, then Database, and then Results.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

 

·         Use an Existing Database Connection

·         Select dbform

·         Next

·         Next

·         Next

·         Next

·         Finish

Select Use an Existing Database Connection, then select the database that you just created (dbform), and then click Next.

 

·         File

·         Save

·         Save page as dbresults.asp

Next you’ll need to save your page. Since the data will be dynamically updated from the database each time a user enters the page for the first time or refreshes the page, you will need to save it as an .ASP page. Save this page as dbresults.asp. (Note: This requires an Active Server Pages-capable server, such as one running Microsoft Windows NT Server with Internet Information Service.)

·          

·         File

·         Preview in Brower

·         Preview

·         Return to FrontPage

Preview dbresults.asp in the browser (File, Preview in Browser, Preview). You can experiment with this feature by entering more data in dbtest.htm, then refreshing dbresults.asp so you can see that the page is automatically updated with fresh database content.

Easily Update Web Sites

These exercises will step you through the ways that FrontPage 2000 allows you to quickly and flexibly manage Internet or team intranet Web sites.

Site Management Reports and Views Summarize a Site at a Glance

New reports in FrontPage make it easy to diagnose and fix problems across your site so it will run smoothly. Here are some examples of ways you can use FrontPage 2000 to make sure your Web site is performing well.

 

Site Management Reports and Views

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         View

·         Reports

·         Slow Pages

You can quickly see if there are any large pages on your site that might make them too slow to download. Click View, then select Reports, and then Slow Pages. In this case, the reports show that there aren’t any performance problems. For the sake of this example, you can create some.

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Tools

·         Options

·         Reports View tab

Click Tools, then Options, and then the Reports View tab.

·          

·         Recent files to two days

·         Older files to four days

·         Slow Pages to five seconds

·         Connection Speed to 14.4

·         OK

Set Recent files to two days old, Older files to four days old, Slow Pages to five seconds to download, and Assume connection speed of to 14.4, and then click OK. Now the Slow Pages report shows many pages that could use improvement, based on the very strict criteria you just set.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         Unlinked Files

Next, you can find Web elements that aren’t currently linked to anything. That makes them potential candidates for deletion so you can keep your site performing well. Just click View, then Reports, and then Unlinked Files.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         All Files

·         Click Name on heading

It’s always good to check your site for duplicate files, since users tend to duplicate images in multiple subdirectories. You can quickly find duplicate files by clicking View, then Reports, and then All Files. Click on the Name header in the report to sort by name, and you can quickly see if there are any files duplicated in multiple subdirectories.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         Older Files

You can quickly find files that haven’t been updated in a while by clicking View, then Reports, and then Older Files. It shows all the files that were created earlier than the number of days ago that we set in the Options dialog box.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         Broken Hyperlinks

·         Double-click on serv02.htm

·         Cancel

Now you can make sure that none of the pages in your Web contain broken hyperlinks. Just click View, then Reports, and then Broken Hyperlinks. It shows that serv02.htm has a broken link, and if you double-click on it, it gives you options for fixing it directly from the Broken Links report, changing this hyperlink in all pages in your Web.  Cancel.

Flexible Publishing

FrontPage 2000 makes updating sites easier than ever. You can set up a staging server where content is created, then publish the finished Web site to the actual Web server that will host the content. It also offers the option to flag specific pages that are not to be published, publish only pages that have changed, or publish only pages that have been flagged with a certain level of approval.

 

One-Button Publishing

The FrontPage 2000 Web publishing interface has been simplified to one-button publishing  from the FrontPage Standard toolbar. In addition, the Web Publishing Wizard includes a progress indicator to give users more information about the status of the publishing process. In this exercise, you’ll publish your Web site to either an Internet service provider of your choice, or a staging area such as your own hard disk or network server.

 

One-Button Publishing

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Publish Web button

Click on the Publish Web button  on the Standard toolbar (or select File on the menu, then click Publish Web). You’ll see the Publish dialog box shown below.

·          

·         Specify location

Here are examples of locations:

·         ISP: http://www.ispname.com/~folder/

·         Hard drive: C:\temp web folder\

·         Network drive: \\server\share\path\

·         Web server or Personal Web Server: http://servername/path/

·          

·         Publish button or Cancel

If you are editing the sample web directly on your web server, you don’t need to publish since changes are already being save to the right server.  If you want to transfer or copy your web to another server, once you have specified the location, then click Publish. FrontPage will create the folder for you and give you the option to preview your published site in your browser.  If you are authoring directly on your web server, click Cancel.

 


Page-Level Control Over Publishing

You may want to be able to work on pages without others being able to view them until they are ready to be published. FrontPage makes it easy to control the publishing process in two different ways — by allowing you to specify pages you don’t want to appear on navigation bars and by allowing you to specify pages not to publish.

 

Page-Level Control Over Publishing

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Navigation View

·         Click News page

·         New Page

First, click Navigation View. Click a page in the navigational structure (such as News) and click the New Page button on the Standard toolbar. This will insert a new page.

·          

·         Click new page

·         Rename to New Press

Right-click on the new page (New Page 1), select Rename, and rename it New Press.

·          

·         Right-click on New Press page

·         Select Included in Navigation Bars

Right-click on the New Press page, and you’ll see an item with a check mark next to it that says Included in Navigation Bars. Select it, and it will make sure this page won’t appear in navigation bars. Pages designated not to appear in navigation bars will be light gray in the Navigation View.

·          

·         Double-click News page

Verify that this page is not in the navigation bars by double-clicking on the News page. The page will launch, and you will see that the other press releases are listed in the navigation bar, but not your new page called New Press.

·          

·         Navigation View

·         Right-click New Press page

·         Properties

Next, you can flag this page so that it won’t be published. Click Navigation View, right-click on the New Press page, and select Properties.

·          

·         Workgroup tab

Select the Workgroup tab in the Properties dialog box.

·          

·         Exclude this file when publishing the rest of the Web

·         OK

Click the Exclude this file when publishing the rest of the Web button, and then click OK. When you publish your Web site, this page won’t be published.

Flexible Collaboration Features

FrontPage 2000 takes creating Web sites further because it allows teams of Web content creators and Web site managers to work together to produce great sites.

Microsoft Office Save to Web

Now users of Microsoft Office and FrontPage share the same File Open/Save dialog box, which allows Office 2000 users to save directly to FrontPage-based Web sites. Of course, FrontPage still ships with all of the file filters included in Microsoft Office, so you can easily integrate content created in other applications into your Web site by simply dragging and dropping it into FrontPage. 

 

Microsoft Office Save to Web

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, with any page open in Page View.

·         File

·         Save As

You can see how a user would save to a FrontPage-based Web site from Word or one of the other Office applications. Select File, and then Save As.

·          

·         Look at Save As dialog box

·         Cancel

The Save As dialog box in Office 2000 applications and FrontPage 2000 share the same code and are identical. They allow Office users to save documents directly to FrontPage-based Web sites by simply saving files to Web Folders. You can either select Web Folders from the already used list, or type them directly into the File Name box (such as http://servername/path or \\servername\share\path or c:/directory/). Click Cancel.

 


Nested Subwebs

A top priority for most users is security. To easily set access control for viewing, editing and administrating permissions over any portion of a Web site, FrontPage 2000 introduces the ability to create Webs within Webs, or Nested Subwebs. Nested Subwebs allow an administrator to have control over sitewide management issues but allow groups of users to have access to specific parts of the site. For example, in your sample Web site, the marketing department could have a nested subweb they would control, sales could have a nested subweb within the marketing nested subweb, and so on. This allows sites to grow larger yet at the same time be more easily managed.

 

Nested Subwebs

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Page View

·         Click on the highest-level folder

In Page View (so that the Folder List is exposed), click on the file folder at the very top of the Folder List. If you are using a disk-based Web, it will show the path to the drive you are using when you click on it. If you are using a Web server or Personal Web Server, it will show the http:// path.

·          

·         File

·         New

·         Folder

·         Name new folder Marketing

To see how you can create subwebs anywhere in a Web site, you should insert a new folder. Click File, then New, and then Folder. Name the new folder Marketing.

·          

·         Click Marketing folder

·         File

·         New

·         Web

·         Specify location of subweb

·         OK

Click the Marketing folder you just created, and create a nested subweb called Sales beneath it by clicking File, then New, then Web. The New Web dialog box will default to creating a new Web on your hard drive or Web server. In this case, we want a nested subweb instead of a new Web, so just type in the following, depending on where your files are located:

·         Web server or Personal Web Server: http://servername/path/sampleweb
/marketing/sales

·         ISP: http://www.ispname.com/~folder
/sampleweb/marketing/sales

·         Hard drive: C:\temp web folder\sampleweb\marketing\sales

·         Network drive: \\server\share\path\sampleweb\marketing\sales

This will create the nested subweb under the Marketing folder on your Web site.  Next, click OK.  FrontPage will open up the new web in a new instance of FrontPage.  This ability to open more than one web at a time is new in FrontPage 2000.

 

·         File

·         Recent Webs

·         Select Sample Web

·         Switch back to Sample Web

To see how Nested Subwebs look, open your existing Web site. Select File, then Recent Webs; your sample Web should be in the most recently used list (probably called http://servername/sampleweb).

Notice in the Folder List that if you open the Marketing directory, you will see the Sales folder with a small globe on it to signify that it is a nested subweb.

·          

·         Select subweb from Folder List

·         Tools

·         Security

·         Permissions

(Optional: Requires Web server with the FrontPage Server Extensions installed and using NTFS.  If you are not, the Security option will be restricted.) You can control security for the Nested Subwebs by selecting the subweb from the Folder List, and clicking Tools, then Security, and then Permissions.

 

You can create these Nested Subwebs in any directory in your site.  They make it easy for users to control their areas of the Web site, and easy for Web administrators to keep users from viewing or changing areas they shouldn’t have access to.

 

Check-In and Check-Out

When more than one person creates and edits Web content, there is always the danger that two users could open and edit the same page, only to discover after the fact that a conflict has occurred. FrontPage 2000 helps alleviate this problem by adding page-level Check-In and Check-Out. 

 

Check-In and
Check-Out

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Tools

·         Web Settings

·         General tab

Select Tools from the menu, then Web Settings, then select the General tab from the Web Settings dialog box.

·          

·         Select Use Document Check In and Check Out box

·         Yes

At the bottom of the Web Settings dialog box, click the box next to Use Document Check-In and Check-Out.  Answer Yes when asked if you want to proceed.

 


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Check Out

When you look at the Folder List for the Web site, you will see green dots next to the Web elements. These dots signify that Check-In and Check-Out has been enabled. Right-click on feedback.htm in the Folder List and select Check Out to check it out. Notice that the green dot changes to a red check mark to show that it is checked out.

If another user tries to check out the file you have checked out, they will be alerted that the file is currently checked out.

 

·         Make some changes to the page

·         File

·         Save

Make some changes to the page that you will recognize later, and then save the page (File, Save).

·          

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Check In

To check the page back in, right-click on feedback.htm, and select Check-In. This will save the page and once again allow others to check out or edit the page.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Check Out

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Undo Check Out

·         Yes

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Check Out

·         No

You can also undo check-ins in case you’ve made a change to the page that you regret. Right-click on feedback.htm and select Check Out. Right-click on feedback.htm and select Undo Check Out. Click Yes at the next dialog box. Check the page out again (right-click, then Check Out). When you are asked if you want to save changes, click No. The page will revert to the way it was before it was checked out.

·          

·         Tools

·         Web Settings

·         General tab

·         Click Use document check-in and check-out

·         OK

·         Yes

Turn off check-in and check-out (Tools, Web Settings, General tab, click Use document check-in and check-out, OK, and then Yes).

 

Workflow Reports

Most organizations have specific processes for creating and hosting Web content. For example, documents might be created by one person, formatted by another, edited by another, and approved for posting by yet another. FrontPage allows you to create your own lists of people to assign Web elements to, and to create your own Review Status levels so you can track where Web content stands in your organization’s posting processes.

 

Workflow Reports

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         View

·         Reports

·         Review Status

Click View, then Reports, and then Review Status. This shows all of your Web documents, and who they have been assigned to, and what their current review status is.

·          

·         Right-click on feedback.htm

·         Properties

·         Workgroup tab

Right-click on feedback.htm, then select Properties, then the Workgroup tab. This dialog box allows you to designate who a document is assigned to and what its current review status is.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

 

·         Names button

·         Type in a user’s name

·         Add button

·         Repeat with two or three more names

·         OK

Next, add some names that Web documents can be assigned to. Click the Names button, type in a user’s name, and then click the Add button. Continue to add two or three more names, and then click OK.

·          

·         Statuses button

·         Type in Created

·         Add button

·         Repeat with Formatted, Edited and Approved

·         OK

Next, add some review status levels that Web documents can be assigned to. Click the Statuses button, type in Created, then click the Add button. Repeat for Formatted, Edited and Approved, and then click OK.

·          

·         Assign feedback.htm to one of the users

·         Set Review Status to Created

·         OK

Assign feedback.htm to one of the users you added, set its Review Status as Created, then click OK. You’ll see that the Review Status report has been updated to reflect your change to feedback.htm.

·          

·         Change Assigned To and Review Status directly from report

Now that you have your custom Assigned To and Review Status fields filled in, you can change Assigned To and Review Status quickly directly from the Review Status report. Just click on the field in the corresponding Assigned To and Review Status columns, and a drop-down box appears with your custom choices. When you change these fields, the Review Date and Reviewed By column will update with the date and time of update, and your name.  You can even select multiple pages or graphics (SHIFT + click, and then right-click) to assign names and statuses to all documents at once.

Automate Routine Tasks

FrontPage 2000 helps keep Web sites current and healthy. When Office documents or files from within FrontPage are moved or renamed, FrontPage automatically alerts the user and fixes all hyperlinks to them. It also helps eliminate some of the tedious and repetitive tasks in maintaining a Web site by automatically creating hyperlinks to Web documents in a specific category.

Categories Component

FrontPage users often have to perform the same tasks repetitively, such as creating and removing hyperlinks to Web documents. The FrontPage 2000 Category Component helps alleviate some of this work.

 

Categories Component

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         Categories

Select View, then Reports, and then Categories. The Categories Report lists the documents in your site, and what categories they have been assigned to.

·          

·         Right click on news.htm

·         Properties

·         Workgroup tab

·         Categories

·         Type News

·         Add

·         Repeat and add Press Releases category

·         OK

Right-click on news.htm, and select Properties. Click the Workgroup tab, and you will see what Categories are available by default. You can then create some new ones. Click the Categories button, type News in the box, and then click the Add button. Repeat to add a category for Press Releases, and then click the OK button.

·          

·         News and Press Releases  category

·         OK

Click the News button in the Available Categories list to add news.htm to the News category. Also add it to the Press Releases category by selecting the Press Releases box, and then clicking the OK button.

·          

·         Select pr01.htm, pr02.htm, pr03.htm

·         Right-click, then Properties

·         Workgroup tab

·         Press Releases

·         OK

You can add multiple pages to one category quickly. Add pr01.htm, pr02.htm and pr03.htm to the Press Releases category. Click pr01.htm, then press SHIFT+click on pr03.htm. That will select pr01.htm, pr02.htm and pr03.htm. Right-click on them, select Properties and then the Workgroup tab. Click Press Releases in the Available Categories list, and then click OK.

·          

·         Page View

·         New Page button (Normal mode)

The Categories Report now shows that news.htm is in the News category and the Press Releases category, and pr01.htm, pr02.htm and pr03.htm are in the Press Releases category. Next, insert the Categories Component on a page to automatically create links to these pages. Click Page View, then click the New Page button to create a new page.

·          

·         Insert

·         Component

·         Categories

Click Insert, then Component, and then Categories (note that this Component was called AutoLinks in FrontPage 2000 beta 1).


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Check Press Releases

·         Sort by Date the File Was Last Modified

·         Check Comments Added to the File

·         OK

·         Click Press Releases from the Choose categories to list files by list, sort by Date the File Was Last Modified, and check the Comments Added to the File check boxes. Click OK.

·          

·         File

·         Save (save as Categories.htm)

Save the page (File, and then Save). Save the file as Categories.htm.

·          

·         File

·         Preview in Browser

·         Preview

·         Return to FrontPage

Click File, then Preview in Browser, and then Preview to see the page with the links automatically created. This page is automatically updated when Web documents are added or removed from the category.

 

Automatic Hyperlink Fix-Up

 

In this exercise, you will view the hyperlinks on the Services page, then break a link by deleting the file. You will identify the broken link using the Hyperlinks View and the Reports View. Then you will fix the broken link.

 

Automatic Hyperlink Fix-Up: Deleting Files

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, Page View (so that Folder List is visible).

·         Double-click services.htm

·         Hyperlinks View

Double-click on the file services.htm in the Folder List, then click on the Hyperlinks View. Note that the lines to all pages are solid lines.

·          

·         Delete serv02.htm

From the Folder List, delete the file serv02.htm (click it and then press the Delete key, or click it, and then select Edit, and then Delete).

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

 

·         Double-click services.htm

·         Hyperlinks View

Double-click on services.htm in the Folder List, and then click on Hyperlinks View. Notice that the line between the services page and serv02.htm is now broken.

·          

·         View

·         Reports

·         Broken Links

Open the Broken Hyperlinks report (View, Reports, Broken Hyperlinks). Notice that serv02.htm is on the list of broken links.

·          

·         Double-click broken link to serv02.htm in services.htm

Double-click on the broken link to serv02.htm from services.htm in the Broken Hyperlinks Report.

·          

·         Replace hyperlink with serv03.htm

·         Change in all pages

·         Replace

In this dialog box, you have the option of directing the link to a new page, changing all links to the old page at one time.  Change the hyperlink to point to serv03.htm, and select Change in all pages so you can make all of the changes at once.  Click Replace to finalize the changes.

 

If you move rather than delete files, FrontPage automatically updates the links. In this exercise, we’ll create a new folder and move a file into it. We’ll then confirm that the links to the moved file have been automatically updated.

 

Automatic Hyperlink Fix-Up: Moving Files

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open.

·         Page View

·         Double-click services.htm

Click on Page View and return to the Services page by double-clicking on services.htm.

·          

·         File

·         New

·         Folder

·         Rename Services

In the Folder List, right-click on the top-level folder (named c:\webs… or http://servername/sampleweb/…) and create a new folder named Services folder (File, New, Folder, and then rename it as Services).

·          

·         Hover over Name of service 3 link

On the Services page, pause over the link Name of service 3, and notice that the file name of the linked page serv03.htm appears in the status bar in the lower-left-most corner of the screen.

·          

·         Move serv03.htm to Services folder folder

From the Folder List, drag and drop the file serv03.htm into the newly created Services folder folder.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Hover over Name of service 3 link

Again pause over the link Name of service 3 on the Services page, and notice that the newly updated file name of the linked page Services folder/serv03.htm appears in the status bar at the lower-left-most corner of the screen. FrontPage has automatically fixed the link to the moved page.

Target Specific Browsers, Features and Servers

FrontPage 2000 allows you to preselect the browser platforms to target (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator 3.0 and later or even the WebTV™ Service). By selecting a target browser, you are instructing FrontPage to deactivate any features that wouldn’t allow you to maintain compatibility with your target browser. You can also deselect options for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Visual Basic Scripting Edition, Java Applets or Dynamic HTML. In addition, you can opt not to use features that require the FrontPage Server Extensions or Active Server Pages if your host platform does not support them.

 

Target Specific Environments

Quick Steps

More Detail

Start: FrontPage 2000 launched, sample Web site open, any page open in Page View.

·         Tools

·         Page Options

Click Tools on the menu, then click Page Options.

·          

·         Compatibility tab

Click the Compatibility tab to open the compatibility dialog box.

·          

·         Experiment

From the Web Browsers list box, choose Both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. From the Browser Versions list box, select 3.0 Browsers and later. Note that this option deselects support for ActiveX Controls, VBScript, Dynamic HTML and CSS 1.0 and 2.0. When you use the FrontPage menus later, any related features will be deactivated and grayed out.


 

·          

Quick Steps

More Detail

·          

·         Browsers:  Both Internet Explorer and Netscape

·         Browser Versions:  3.0 Browsers and Later

·         OK

·         Insert

·         Component

·         Marquee

Now let’s try it out to see if this dialog allows you to restrict features that won’t work on your targeted browser.  First, let’s target version 3.0 or later Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.  For Browser, select Both Internet Explorer and Netscape.  For Browser Versions, select 3.0 Browsers and Later.  Select OK

Now let’s try a feature that won’t work on Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later browsers—a marquee.  When you select Insert, then Component, you see see that the Marquee option is grayed out because it won’t work on the browsers you selected.

 

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