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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Getting Started with FrontPage

This document will provide you with the basic information you need to get started using FrontPage.

return to topViews

Microsoft FrontPage provides four views for working with web pages.

View Purpose
Design Provides a WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get - view for editing.
Split Allows you to view both the Design and Code views.
Code Allows you to edit, delete, add, or customize HTML code.
Preview Allows you to preview the page as it will appear in a web browser.
NOTE: This tab appears only if you have Internet Explorer 3.0 or later installed on your computer.

To switch between views:

  1. With your file open, in the lower corner of the window, click the desired viewing option
    Viewing Option tabs

return to topOpening FrontPage

To open FrontPage, use the following instructions.

NOTE: Depending on your computer setup, the location of the program may vary.

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs » Microsoft Office » Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
    FrontPage opens.

return to topCreating a New Web Page

To create a new, blank web page, use the following instructions:

Creating a New Web Page: Toolbar Option

  1. To create a blank page, on the Standard toolbar, click CREATE A NEW NORMAL PAGEBlank Page button
    To create a new page from an existing Microsoft template,
    1. On the Standard toolbar, click thearrownext to CREATE A NEW NORMAL PAGEBlank Page button» select Page...
      The Page Templates dialog box appears.
    2. Select the desired template
    3. Click OK

Creating a New Web Page: Menu Option

  1. From the File menu, select New...
    The New task pane appears.

  2. To create a blank page, click BLANK PAGE
    To create a new page from an existing Microsoft template,
    1. Under New page, click MORE PAGE TEMPLATES...
      The Page Templates dialog box appears.
    2. Select the desired template
    3. Click OK

return to topAdding or Modifying a Title

The title of a web page is used to identify browser bookmarks, is used by search engines to locate pages, and makes pages more accessible for all users. It is important to have a descriptive title. If you are developing pages for a course, you may want to include the course number, UWEC, and a description of the page (e.g., English 110, UWEC, Syllabus.)

  1. From the File menu, select Properties...
    The Page Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Select the General tab

  3. In the Title text box, type the desired title

  4. Click OK

return to topSaving a Web Page

To save a web page, you must give the page a filename. The filename is the name of the page as it appears in your operating system. Web pages require an .htm or .html file extension. This is essential for the web browser to identify your file as a web page. For more information, refer to Naming Files & Understanding URLs in the UWEC Web Development Tools series.

  1. From the File menu, select Save As...
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  2. If necessary, change the save location

  3. In the File name text box, type the desired filename
    NOTE: The filename must have an .htm or .html extension.
    EXAMPLE: Type mydoc.html

  4. Click SAVE

return to topExiting FrontPage

When you are finished using FrontPage, simply exit the program. If you have not saved recently, a dialog box may appear, asking if you want to save before closing the program.

  1. From the File menu, select Exit
    OR
    In the upper right corner of the window, click the X
    A dialog box may appear, asking if you want to save your changes to any open documents.

  2. To save changes and exit FrontPage, click YES
    To discard changes and exit FrontPage, click NO
    To continue working in FrontPage, click CANCEL

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