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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Previewing Pages in Netscape and Internet Explorer

To see how your page will appear to viewers, you can preview your work in Netscape or Internet Explorer. For more information on using Netscape, refer to Netscape 7: The Basics. To learn more about Internet Explorer, refer to Internet Explorer 6: The Basics.

return to topPreview in Browser Settings

When previewing your web page in a browser, you have the choices of which browser to use, how large the browser window will be, and whether you want to automatically save the file before previewing. To change any or all of these options before previewing a file, follow these instructions.

  1. From the File menu, select Preview in Browser » Edit Browser List...
    The Edit Browser List dialog box appears.
    Edit Browser List dialog box

  2. From the Browsers scroll list, select/deselect browsers that you do or do not want to use
    NOTE: If you do not see the desired browser, you can add a browser to the list.

  3. Under Additional window sizes, select the desired preview option(s)

  4. To have FrontPage automatically save your work before previewing, select Automatically save page before previewing

  5. Click OK

return to topAdding a Browser to the List

Previewing in multiple browsers may help reveal formatting problems specific to each browser and is recommended.

  1. From the File menu, select Preview in Browser » Edit Browser List...
    The Edit Browser List dialog box appears.
    Edit Browser List dialog box

  2. Click ADD...
    The Add Browser dialog box appears.
    Add Browser dialog box

  3. In the Name text box, type the browser name as you want it to appear in the Browser list

  4. In the Command text box, type the path and filename of the browser's executable file (ending in .exe)
    OR
    To browse for the file,
    1. Click BROWSE...
    2. Navigate to and select the desired file
    3. Click OPEN

  5. Click OK
    The Edit Browser List dialog box reappears.

  6. Click OK

  7. Proceed with previewing your page

return to topPreviewing in Your Browser(s)

Previewing: Default Browser

The quickest way to preview in a web browser is to use the keyboard option; however, this option only works if you want to preview in the default browser.

  1. Press [F12]
    The default browser opens and displays your file.

Previewing: Specifying a Browser

  1. From the File menu, select Preview in Browser » select the desired browser and window size
    A dialog box may appear, instructing you to save the file before it is previewed.
    The specified browser opens and displays your file.
    NOTE: If you do not see the desired browser, you can add a browser to the list.

Previewing: Multiple Browsers

  1. From the File menu, select Preview in Browser » Preview in Multiple Browsers
    A dialog box may appear, instructing you to save the file before it is previewed.
    All listed browsers open and display your file.
    NOTE: If you do not see the desired browser, you can add a browser to the list.

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