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Keyboard Shortcuts Add sound with on/off control
Capturing color values Features that require extensions
Create an Icon for bookmarks Update several pages at the same time
Create a frames page Add a Navigation Bar
Exclude a page from navigation bars Orientation of a navigation bar
Create a Bookmark Hyperlink to a bookmark

Set hyperlink colors

Add font effects to a hyperlink
Find text in a Web Find and replace text

Black and White Pictures

Set a background color

Hide it away The Web import business
Juggling Pages Map out your Web
Auto Expanding Menu FP Server Extensions
Install a Hit Counter Installing Server Extensions
Hyperlink Rollover Effect Open Last Web Automatically
Create a table of contents Server Error: Service.cnf
Adding text to a graphic Thumbnail Photos
Keyboard Shortcuts Changing the bullets style
Refresh your page Rounded Cell Corners

Edit Web Page Content in FrontPage 2003

Using Reveal Tags View in FrontPage 2003
Cleaning out your FrontPage 2003 files Top Ten Lists in FrontPage 2003

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Save time by using these keyboard shortcuts for FrontPage 2000.
  • Use the Ctrl-Page Up and Ctrl-Page Down keys to cycle back and forth through all of the available page views (Normal, HTML, and Preview).
  • If you need to move back and forth between pages, use the Ctrl-Tab and Ctrl-Shift-Tab keys.
  • You can display the HTML tags in the Normal view by hitting Ctrl-/.
  • If you hold down the Alt key while clicking inside of a table, you can select individual cells. Then you can copy/cut and paste those cells elsewhere.


Add sound with on/off control

In FrontPage 98, you can add sound that will have the option for your guests to turn it on or off.  Here's how:

In the FP editor go to INSERT, Front Page Component and select INSERT HTML. 
Paste this code in the INSERT HTML window where you would like the sound controls displayed on your page:
<embed src="whatever.mid" loop="true" autostart="true" height="25" width="100" controls="smallconsole">
<bgsound src="whatever.mid" loop="true" autostart="true" height="25" width="100" controls="smallconsole">

This does not mean that all browsers will display the controls the same, it depends completely on the plug-in your viewer uses as to how the controls will look, but this width and height seem to be a fair compromise between the 2 most used plug-ins in NN and MSIE. 


Capturing color values

FrontPage 2000 makes it easy to capture colors that are displayed elsewhere on your monitor. When you choose More Colors from the program's various Color dropdown menus, the More Colors dialog box
appears. Here, you can click on the Select button to access the eyedropper tool. Use the eyedropper to click on any onscreen color, and FrontPage brings that color into the dialog box.

In FrontPage 98, however, there is no built-in feature for capturing colors. However, you can use the handy (and free) Pixie program to achieve the same result. This program, which you can download from, displays the color values of any pixel you put the mouse pointer on.


Features that require extensions

Features that require FrontPage 98 server extensions:
  • Confirmation Field
  • Discussion Form Handler
  • FrontPage created server-side Image Maps
  • Hit Counter
  • Registration Form Handler
  • Save Results Form Handler
  • Search Form

Features that require FrontPage 2000 server extensions:

  • Database Results Wizard
  • Send To Database Form Handler
  • Nested Sub webs
  • Lightweight Source Control (Document Check-in/Check-out without VSS)
  • Categories Component
  • Style Sheet links to multiple files or ASP files


Create an Icon for bookmarks

[This tip will only work in IE5 and above]

To create an Icon that will appear when some-one bookmarks your site, you will need to create an Icon that is 16 pixels square.  You can take an existing image and make it in to a Favicon image by using this free tool: FavIcon Generator. Once you have create your Icon, name it favicon.ico and insert it into the root directory of your web site.  This is where your Index.html resides.  Now, once some-one chooses to bookmark your site, Internet Explorer will look for the favicon.ico in your root directory and attach that Icon to the favorites.


Update several pages at the same time

[FP98] Put all the buttons in their own separate page, then in each of the pages, go to INSERT, FRONTPAGE COMPONENT, and choose INCLUDE PAGE, then specify the button page. Once all the pages are set up with the "include page", each time you change the button page it will change in each of the other pages.


Create a Frames Page

FrontPage makes it easy to create frames pages using templates in which the navigation between frames is already set up for you. 
  1. In the Contents Frames Page template, for example, clicking a hyperlink in
    the Contents frame on the left displays a page in the Main frame (called the target frame) on the right.
  2. Select File, New, Page, and click the Frames Pages tab. Let's say we want to create a table of contents. Select the Contents template. 
    Note: When you click a template, FrontPage displays a thumbnail showing that template's frames layout in the Preview area. It also displays a summary and suggested use of the template in the Description.
  3. Click OK to select the Contents template. You'll get a layout of your frames page, though there's nothing in it yet.


Set the initial frames page

After you create a frames page, you must set the initial page to display in each frame when the page is viewed in a browser, otherwise, it will display empty frames. If you've just used the Contents template to create your frames page, you'll see that each frame contains a button that says Set Initial Page. Click the button, and navigate to the page you want displayed in that frame. Then, just click OK.


Add a navigation bar

Navigation is always a good idea when exploring Web pages. Here's how it's created:
  1. In Page View, position your cursor where you want to put the bar. 
  2. Click Insert, Navigation Bar. 
  3. Select the type of hyperlinks to add to the navigation bar under Hyperlinks To Add To Page. 
  4. To add links to pages on the same level as the current page, choose Same Level. Select the Home Page check box under Additional Pages to add a link to your home page, too. 
  5. Under Orientation And Appearance, choose Horizontal if you want your navigation bar to run across the top of the page, or Vertical if you want to it run down the side. 
  6. Choose Text (unless you're using a theme for your page, then you can select buttons). 
  7. Click OK to create your navigation bar. If you're using a theme for your web, button navigation bars will use fonts, colors, and other style elements from the theme. 

Note: If you add a navigation bar to a page that uses a shared border, the change will affect all pages using that border.


Exclude a page from Navigation Bars

When you choose which hyperlinks to add you can specify individual pages.You can go back and exclude specific pages from the navigation bar, but it does take a few extra steps. To exclude a page from a navigation bar (when you've selected the other pages on the same level), switch to Navigation View. Right-click the page you want to keep out of the navigation bar, and clear the Included In Navigation Bars check box on the shortcut menu.  
Note: If you change a navigation bar in a shared border, the change will affect all pages using that border.


Orientation of a Navigation Bar

Once you've placed a navigation bar on a web page, you're not stuck with it the way it is. If you decide you'd rather have it displayed vertically, running down the side of the page, rather than horizontally, it's easy to change it. In Page View, double-click the navigation bar. Select Vertical under Orientation And Appearance. Click OK.
Note: If you change a navigation bar in a shared border, the change will affect all pages using that border.


Create a Bookmark

If someone looking at your Web page wants to jump to a particular point in a page, you should make it easy for them to do so. By creating a bookmark, you can allow your visitors to jump to the relevant part of the page. Just like this page, I give you a certain topic to choose from and then I have made an anchor link (bookmark) so that you can click to that specific topics content. Here's how it's created:

In Page View, position the insertion point where you want to create a bookmark, or select the relevant text. Click Insert, Bookmark. Type the name of the bookmark in the Bookmark Name box. Click OK.


Hyperlink to a bookmark

Insert a hyperlink at the top of the page, so users can jump directly to that section. Here's how:
  1. In Page View, click your mouse where you want the hyperlink to show up (probably up near the top).
  2. Type the text you want to use for the hyperlink, then select the text by highlighting it
  3. Click the Hyperlink button (it is the globe with a chain link) 
  4. In the Bookmark box, click the bookmark you want to use as the destination. Now when visitors click that hyperlink, they'll jump directly to the information you have bookmarked.


Set hyperlink colors

You can select three different colors: one for a link that hasn't been selected, one for a link that is currently selected, and one for a link that has already been selected.  Here's how:
  1. In Page View, right-click the page and click Page Properties on the shortcut menu. 
  2. Click the Background tab. Select the colors you want to use in the Hyperlink, Visited Hyperlink, and Active Hyperlink boxes.
  3. Click OK.


Add font effects to a hyperlink

When you've surfed around the Web and back a few times, most sites start to look alike. Make yours stand out by jazzing up your hyperlinks. It's easy to enhance a link so that when visitors position their mouse pointer over the text, it changes font.
Let's make our hyperlinks turn bold and red. In Page View, right-click the page and click Page Properties on the shortcut menu. Click the Background tab. Under Formatting, select the Enable Hyperlink Rollover
Effects check box. Click Rollover Style and choose the options you want--in this case, red and bold. Click OK.
Note: You cannot add these effects if the page uses a theme.

Find text in a Web

Once you've got an entire web designed, it can get pretty complex. It's difficult to remember on which page a particular phrase or block of text appears. Or, if you've discovered that you misspelled a word in the entire web, luckily FrontPage makes it easy to search for text throughout an entire web. Switch to Folders View. Click Edit, Find. If you want to search the entire web, click All Pages, or to search only particular pages, click Selected Pages. Type the text you want to search for in the Find What box. Click Find.  FrontPage will search and display the pages in which the text appears. To open a page to fix the error, double-click that page in the list.


Find and replace text

If you're searching so that you can correct a spelling error or replace text, there's no need to search and then manually fix your mistake. Simply use the Find and Replace feature, and correct your error automatically!
Switch to Folders View. Click Edit, Replace. If you want to search the entire web, click All Pages, or to search only particular pages, click Selected Pages. Type the text you want to search for in the Find What box. Type the replacement text in the Replace With box. Click Find. FrontPage will search and display the pages in which the text appears. Double-click the first page in the list. You'll see the text highlighted. Click Replace All to fix all the misspelled names in one fell swoop.


Black and White Pictures

FrontPage makes it easy to convert all of your photo's to black and white.  Here's how:

In Page View, click the picture. Select View, Toolbars, Pictures to display the Pictures toolbar. Click Black And White on the toolbar. 


Set a background color

In Page View, right-click the page and click Page Properties on the shortcut menu. Select the Background tab. Select a color in the Background box, and click OK. 


Hide it away

You're looking at your Web site using the Navigation or Hyperlinks view, but your screen is also cluttered by that Folders List (not to be confused with the Folders view). So you look in the corner of the Folders List for that handy little ""X"" that usually lets you close a given screen or program. No such luck. But getting rid of the Folders List is really quite simple. Check your toolbar at the top of the screen. There's an icon--about the fifth from the left--called Folders List. (You can tell that you have the right one by holding your cursor over the icon. A context-sensitive pop-up box that says Folders List should appear.) Click this icon once, and the Folders List will disappear. Want to get it back? Simply click the Folders List icon again.


The Web import business

Let's say that you were tinkering with Web design long before you invested in FrontPage. And say you came up with a pretty nice Web page that you'd like to incorporate into the Web site that you're now building with FrontPage. Shouldn't be a problem. Just follow these simple steps:

First, you need to create a place to put the Web page you've built. Let's say that you want it to be the new home page of the Web site you're developing with FrontPage. Go to the Navigation view and locate the icon called Home Page. (It's the one with the little house on it. Cute, huh?) Double-click the Home Page icon. You'll notice that two different things change on your screen. First, you're no longer in Navigation view; you've switched to the Page view. Second, you'll see some little yellow icons on your screen--one says ""body"" and the other says ""/body"". These are HTML tags; your Web page will go between these tags. Next, select Insert, File. Browse through your hard drive until you find the Web page that you had created previously, the one that
you want to insert in your new FrontPage Web site. Remember that the page you created needs to have a .htm or an .html extension in order to work on the Web.

Once you've found the page, click Open. The page will automatically appear on the screen in front of you. You'll notice that you'll see a lot more of those yellow boxes with tags. Don't worry--they won't appear on your final page. Finally, save your page by selecting File, Save. Voila! 


Juggling Pages

You're just editing your home page when you suddenly think of something you need to add to another page of your site. So you open that second page and make the necessary changes. Ah! What happened to the home page? To jump back to it quickly and easily, go to the Window menu. There you'll see a list of all the pages that are open. Select the home page, and you'll be back to work in no time.


Map out your Web

When you were in school, your teacher always told you to write an outline before you started writing a paper. You may not have listened then, but you really should take her advice now: It's wise to map out your Web site before you start building it. One way to do that is-essentially--to create an outline of the site using the Navigation view. Here's how.

First, you need an idea of what you want your Web site to be about. (Sounds simple, I know, but bear with me here.) Let's say, for example, that your Web site is all about your family. So the home page--that's the main page and the first one that your visitors will probably see--leads to all the other pages. You've decided that you
want one of these pages to be about vacations, one about the kids, and one about the pets. Keep all that in mind as you go through these steps.

Now, go to the Navigation view and select File, New, Page. A new page, called New Page 1, will appear under the Home Page icon. That means that you'll want your visitors to link to this page directly from the home page. Let's say that that's your page about vacations. Now you'll need to add two more pages--one for the kids and one for the pets.

There may be pages that should be under these new pages. Let's say that each of your three kids wants his or her own page. So the kids' page should have three pages under it. Go to one of the new pages--it doesn't matter which since you haven't named them yet--and right-click on it. From the pop-up menu that appears, choose New Page. A new page will now appear one level down. Add two more so you have a total of three.

To avoid confusion, you'll want to go back and name each of these pages. Click on the name--that's New Page 1, New Page 2, etc.--of each page. Highlight the name and then type in your own. When you're ready to start working on your site, you can just double-click on the pages you've created in this outline and get right to work! Your teacher would be proud. (Ah, shucks.)


Auto Expanding Menu

You click on a pull-down menu, looking for that function that you know should be there, but you just can't find it. But if you look at the bottom of the menu, you'll see a double arrow pointing down. Hold your cursor over that double arrow for just a second and the menu will automatically expand. If you tried to get your menu to automatically expand but it just didn't work. Instead, you had to click on the double arrow to manually expand the menu. If you want the menu to expand automatically, follow these simple steps.

First, select View, Toolbars, Customize. In the Customize dialog box, click the Options tab. Under Personalized Menus And Toolbars, find the option Show Full Menus After Short Delay. If your menus didn't
automatically expand, this option won't be selected. Select it. (Of course, if for some reason you don't want this option to be turned on and it is, you can just deselect it.) Click the Close button to implement your change.


FP Server Extensions

The following features require the FrontPage Server Extensions:
  • Database Results Wizard
  • Send To Database Form Handler
  • Nested sub webs
  • Lightweight Source Control (document check-in/check-out without VSS)
  • Categories Component
  • StyleSheet links to multiple files or ASP files
In addition, the following components require at least an earlier version of the FrontPage Server Extensions:
  • Confirmation Field
  • Discussion Form Handler
  • FrontPage-created server-side image maps
  • Hit Counter
  • Registration Form Handler
  • Save Results Form Handler
  • Search Form


Install a Hit Counter

1. Go to the FrontPage program root directory (usually C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage). Under that, create a directory named bots. Then under the bots directory create a directory named fpcount. So you should have directories set up like the following:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage\bots\fpcount

2. In the fpcount directory you just created copy the following files from the FrontPage CD.


which can be found in the cdrom:\FrontPg\fpsdk20\WebBot\fpcount\misc\ directory, and the files:


which can be found in the cdrom:\FrontPg\fpsdk20\WebBot\fpcount\winbin\ directory.

3. Switch to Folder View.

4. Then copy the fpcount.exe file (found in the cdrom:\FrontPg\fpsdk20\WebBot\fpcount\winbin\ directory) into the web's cgi-bin and make sure the cgi-bin is executable (right click on the folder in the FrontPage explorer and go to properties).

5. Then select tools--Recalculate Hyperlinks.

You now should be able to go into the FrontPage editor and select insert--webbot component--hit counter.


Installing Server Extensions

The procedure for installing the FrontPage Server Extensions varies somewhat, depending on the Web server, the operating system, and the server extensions version. In general, though, you should

  1. First install the Web server software.

  2. Test the server by displaying a few default pages over the network.

  3. Install any other extensions or add-ons.

  4. Test by exercising the provided functions.

  5. Install the FrontPage Server Extensions.

  6. Test by opening the Root Web with FrontPage Explorer and creating a new FrontPage Web.

  7. Start adding content.


Hyperlink Rollover Effect

To give your hyperlinks some flare.  Try giving them a colorful rollover effect.  When your visitors mouse-over your hyperlink it will automatically change colors.  Here's how:
  1. Choose any hyperlink and right-click. 
  2. Select Page Properties from the pop-up menu that appears. 
  3. Next, click the Background tab in the Page Properties dialog box. 
  4. Select the Enable Hyperlink Rollover Effects option and then click 
    Rollover Style. You will now see the Font dialog box. 
  5. Choose a style that you want your normal hyperlinks to change to. When you've 
    finished, click OK twice to close the dialog boxes. 

Note: You will have to be in Preview mode to view this effect.


Open Last Web Automatically

If you find that you usually work on the same web until it's completed, you can set Microsoft FrontPage to automatically open the last web you worked on when you start FrontPage.
  • On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the General tab. Select the Open last web automatically when FrontPage starts check box. 


Create a table of contents 

You can create an automatically generated table of contents based on the navigation structure of your web, and pages with hyperlinks that are not included in the navigation structure. A site visitor browsing your web can click any entry in the table to jump to that page or file.
  1. In Page view, position the insertion point where you want to create a table of contents.

    Tip:  You can create the table of contents on a page that contains other content, or on a page by itself. If you want to create a table of contents for a large web, you should probably create a special table of contents page containing only the table.

  2. On the Insert menu, point to Component, and then click Table of Contents.
  3. In the Page URL for starting point of table box, type the relative URL of the page to use as the starting point for the table of contents, or click Browse to locate the page.

    Tip:  The starting point determines which pages are leftmost in the table of contents. Pages pointed to by hyperlinks on the starting page will be indented one level in the table of contents.

  4. In the Heading font size box, select the paragraph style for the heading (the top-level entry, or starting page) of the table of contents. To exclude the starting page from the table of contents, click None.

    Tip:  If you're creating a table of contents on the same page as the starting point for the table, the heading of the table will be a hyperlink to the same page. For example, if you're creating a table of contents on the page Index.htm, and the starting point of that table is Index.htm (the same page), the heading of the table will be a hyperlink to Index.htm. If you want to exclude such a circular hyperlink as the heading of a table of contents, click None in the Heading font size box.


  • If your web includes pages pointed to by multiple hyperlinks and you want the table of contents to list each page only once, select the Show each page only once check box.
  • To include pages not pointed to by any hyperlinks in your web, select the Show pages with no incoming hyperlinks check box.
  • To automatically recalculate the table of contents whenever any page in your web is edited, select the Recomputed table of contents when any other page is edited check box. Recalculating a table of contents for a large web can be a time-consuming process. If you select this check box, you may find that it takes longer to save pages. If you don't select this check box, you can manually regenerate the table of contents by opening and saving the page containing the table of contents.


Server Error: Service.cnf

This error notes that you are running out of space.  You may have several megabytes of space showing, but the FrontPage server extensions carry a lot of baggage. The error that you will receive looks like this:

Server Error. Cannot close file "/web/_vti_pvt/service.cnf."

If you see this error, you must either delete some files from the server, or contact your Web space provider to obtain more space.


Adding text to a graphic

A picture of a breathtaking sunset may be worth a thousand words. But adding just a brief description (like, "view from my vacation villa") on top of an image can make it worth, well, a thousand and five words. 

Fortunately, adding text atop a FrontPage graphic is easy. Start by clicking the graphic image to select it. Then, click the Text button on the Pictures toolbar (the button that looks like the letter A) to 
insert a box with a blinking cursor on the image. Type your message and click outside the text box. 

You can use any of FrontPage's text-formatting tools and commands to format text you place on an image. And you can resize the text box by clicking and dragging its handles. Also, you can move the text box anywhere on the image by clicking it and dragging. 

If you look at the HTML code associated with the text, you'll see that FrontPage creates it as an image map. Not surprisingly, you can hyperlink this text box to one URL and the image to a totally different URL. 


Thumbnail Photos

Adding large photos to your page can cost your guests long load times.  Instead, make a thumbnail of the photo and add the larger photo to a linked page.  This way, you give your guest the choice of viewing the larger photo at a click and the benefit of shorter load times when accessing your page. Using FrontPage, it couldn't be easier to make thumbnails of your photos, here's how:
  1. Insert the large image on the page. 
  2. From the Picture toolbar, click Auto Thumbnail. 
  3. If you wish, add a beveled edge using the Bevel tool on the same toolbar. 


Keyboard Shortcuts

Keys for working with pages: Shortcut Keys
Create a new page CTRL+N
Open a file CTRL+O
Create a hyperlink on a page CTRL+K
Preview a page in a Web browser CTRL+SHIFT+B
Print a page CTRL+P
Display non-printing characters CTRL+SHIFT+8
Display HTML tags CTRL+/
Refresh a page F5

Switch between open pages

Close a page CTRL+F4
Save a page CTRL+S
Publish ALT+P
Format Menu ALT+O
Insert Menu ALT+I
Tools Menu ALT+T
Quit Microsoft FrontPage ALT+F4
Align Left ALT+L
Align Right ALT+R
Edit Menu ALT+E
View Menu ALT+V
Find text on pages or in HTML CTRL+F
Replace text on pages or in HTML CTRL+H
Check spelling on page F7
Look up word in the Thesaurus Shift+F7
Cancel an action ESC
Undo an action CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE
Redo or repeat an action CTRL+Y or Shift+Alt+Backspace

Keys for formatting text and paragraphs

Shortcut keys

Change the font CTRL+SHIFT+F
Change the font size CTRL+SHIFT+P
Apply bold formatting CTRL+B
Apply an underline CTRL+U
Apply italic formatting CTRL+I
Apply superscript formatting CTRL+Plus Sign (+)
Apply subscript formatting CTRL+Minus Sign (-)
Copy formatting CTRL+SHIFT+C
Paste formatting CTRL+SHIFT+V
Remove manual formatting CTRL+SHIFT+Z or CTRL Spacebar
Center a paragraph CTRL+E
Left align a paragraph CTRL+L
Right align a paragraph CTRL+R
Indent a paragraph from the left CTRL+M
Indent a paragraph from the right CTRL+SHIFT+M
Apply a style CTRL+SHIFT+S
Apply the normal style CTRL+SHIFT+N
Apply the Heading 1 style CTRL+ALT+1
Apply the Heading 2 style CTRL+ALT+2
Apply the Heading 3 style CTRL+ALT+3
Apply the Heading 4 style CTRL+ALT+4
Apply the Heading 5 style CTRL+ALT+5
Apply the Heading 6 style CTRL+ALT+6
Apply the List style CTRL+SHIFT+L


Changing the bullets style

When working with a list, you can change the style of the bullets from round, square or hollow.  This is done limply by placing your cursor inside the list that you would like to change.  Choose Format> Bullets and Numbering>Click the Plain Bullets tab. The Window that is highlighted is the style of bullet that you are currently using.  To change the style, simply click into the window of choice, then click OK. 

This can also be accomplished by right-clicking in the list and selecting List Properties.


Refresh your page

If you change your page frequently and you need to ensure that your visitors are seeing the most current change, then you can configure your pages to force the browser to always load the page from the server and not the local cache. Here's how:

Either of the tags listed below will do the trick.  Just simply add one of the lines between each page's

<head> and </head> tags:

  1. <META HTTP-EQUIV="pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
  2. <META HTTP-EQUIV="expires" CONTENT="Fri, 28 Jan 2000
    07:19:34 GMT">

    Tag #2 sets the page to expire at a certain time which will force the browser to load the page from the server. By setting the page to a past date, the page will always be expired.


Rounded Cell Corners (FP 2003)

While in design view, select Layout Tables and Cells from the Tables menu in the toolbar. This opens the document window to the right where you can draw and set the properties of tables and cells. Select Insert Layout Cell. The default properties are 'inline', height and width at 75px, and 'after selection'. It should look like Figure 2 below.

Select Cell Formatting and under Cell Properties and Borders, set the width to '1', color black and apply to all borders. The cell now looks like Figure 1 below when deselected (by clicking a blank area of the page). Select the cell border by clicking on it. It will now look like Figure 2.

Then select Cell Corners and Shadows from the document window. The defaults settings are 20w, 20h, white background color, black border color. Apply to all corners. It should look like Figure 3 below.

To enlarge your cell, just simply select a side (by clicking it) that you would like to enlarge and drag it to the desired size (as shown in Figure 4 & 5).

Figure 1
Figure 1

Figure 2
Figure 2
Figure 3

Figure 4
Figure 4

  Figure 5
Figure 5

Edit Web Page Content in FrontPage 2003

  • To delete one word to the left, press CTRL+BACKSPACE.
  • To delete one word to the right, press CTRL+DELETE.
  • To use the keyboard to access menu bar items, press F10.
  • To refresh the current page, press F5.
  • To open a file in a different program, right-click the file in the Folder List, click Open With, and then click Choose Program.
  • To align text left, select the text, and then press CTRL+L.
  • To align text right, select the text, and then press CTRL+R.
  • To show or hide HTML tags in Design view, press CTRL+/.
  • To show the Page Options dialog box, in the status bar in the lower-right corner of the document window, double-click Custom or Default.
  • To show the shortcut menu, press SHIFT+F10.
  • To show or hide the Folder List, press ALT+F1.
  • To show or hide the task pane, press CTRL+F1.

Using Reveal Tags View in FrontPage 2003

By using Reveal Tags view in FrontPage 2003 (Figure #1), you can quickly identify duplicate tags, missing end tags or even find improper nesting. Once you identify the problem, all you would do is click on the tag in question and switch to CODE view (Figure #2). The selection will already be highlighted for you so that you can easily make the necessary change(s). To troubleshoot your web pages using Reveal Tags View:
  1. Open your FrontPage 2003 Web in Design View.
  2. From the toolbar, select View>> Reveal Tags ( Toggle using CTRL + / )

Once you are done working with this feature, simply go back to View>> Reveal Tags and click Reveal Tags again to return to normal view in DESIGN View ( Toggle using CRTL + / ).

Hint#1: You can work within the Split screen feature (Figure #3) so that you can quickly make changes in CODE view and check your work back in DESIGN view.

Hint#2: Hold your mouse cursor over the HTML tag in DESIGN view and FrontPage will show you the entire text of that Tag.

(Figure #1)
Figure 1

(Figure #2)
Figure 2

(Figure #3)
Figure 3


Cleaning out your FrontPage 2003 files

Over time, your files that are not linked can just be taking up valuable space. In FP 2003, identifying these unlinked files is very easy. Here's how:

Go to View>> Reports>> Problems>> Unlinked Files.  You will now see a list of files that are not linked to your web. As you scroll the list, you can double click the file to view it and then if you determine that this file is no longer needed, just simply right click it and select Delete.

Frontpage 2003 Unlinked Files Report


Top Ten Lists in FrontPage 2003

FrontPage 2003 helps manage your Web site with the use of top ten lists. As long as you have Server Extensions or SharePoint installed, you can obtain information from the following categories:
  • Visited Pages: The 10 most visited pages on your Web site
  • Referring Domains: The 10 most common Domains that sent the visitor to you
  • Referring URLs: The 10 most common Web site pages that sent the visitor to you
  • Search Strings: The 10 most common search phrases used to find your Web site
  • Visiting Users: The 10 most common unique visitors to your Web pages
  • Operating Systems: The 10 most common operating systems used by the visitor
  • Browser: The 10 most common browsers used by the visitor

By using the above information, you can better understand where your visitors come from and where they are going so that you can better identify the pages that need modification in order to increase these numbers.

Here is how to add a top ten list to your Web page:

  1. Open FrontPage 2003
  2. In page view, choose a page that you would like to have a top ten list
  3. Select Insert>> Web Component from the top toolbar
  4. Click Top 10 List from the resulting Component Type list
  5. In the right pane, choose a usage list (described above)

Once you have inserted the list in to your Web page, publish the page to the Web to view the selected information. All of the gathered information can be exported to an Excel spread sheet for further analysis.


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