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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Customizing Frames Pages

If you find that FrontPage's default frames styles do not meet the needs of your web page, you can create your own custom frames page. These instructions assume you have already created a frames page.

return to topResizing Frames

To resize a frame, you must be in Design or Split view. For more information about viewing options, refer to Frames Page Views.

Resizing Frames: Mouse Option

  1. Place the insertion point on the border of the frame you want to resize
    The cursor becomes a double arrow.

  2. Click and hold the mouse button
    A thin line appears over the selected border.

  3. Drag the thin line until the frame reaches the desired size

  4. Release the mouse button
    The frame is resized.

Resizing Frames: Menu Option

If the selected frame is part of a row, the Height text box becomes Row height. If the selected frame is part of a column, the Width text box becomes Column width. Changing the height or width of the selected frame will change the height or width of every frame in the row or column.

  1. Select the frame you want to resize

  2. From the Frames menu, select Frame Properties...
    OR
    Right click the selected frame » select Frame Properties...
    The Frame Properties dialog box appears.
    Frame Properties dialog box

  3. Under Frame size, from the pull-down lists, select the desired increment:

    Option Function
    Relative Width or height changes relative to other frames on the page.
    Percent Width or height changes to the selected percentage of its original size.
    Pixels Width or height changes to the number of pixels selected.

  4. Adjust the Width and/or Height as desired

  5. Click OK
    The frame is resized.

return to topSplitting Frames

You can split a frame into two frames using the mouse or menu option. The mouse option allows more flexibility in how the frames are split, whereas the menu option splits frames in half. To split a frame, you must be in Design or Split view. For more information about viewing options, refer to Frames Page Views.

Splitting Frames: Mouse Option

  1. Place the insertion point on a border of the frame you want to split
    The cursor becomes a double arrow.

  2. Press [Ctrl] + click and hold down the mouse button
    A thin line appears over the selected border.
    NOTE: Keep holding the mouse button and the [Ctrl] key.

  3. Using the mouse, move the thin line to where you want the frame to split

  4. Release both the [Ctrl] key and the mouse button
    The frame is split.

  5. Repeat steps 2-5 as necessary

Splitting Frames: Menu Option

  1. Select the frame you want to split

  2. From the Frames menu, select Split Frame
    The Split Frame dialog box appears.
    Split Frame dialog box

  3. Select Split into columns or Split into rows

  4. Click OK
    The frame is split.

return to topSetting Frame Margins

You can adjust the margin height and width of each frame within your page. To set frame margins, you must be in Design or Split view. For more information about viewing options, refer to Frames Page Views.

  1. Select the frame you want to alter

  2. From the Frames menu, select Frame Properties...
    OR
    Right click the selected frame » select Frame Properties...
    The Frame Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Under Margins, in the Width text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select the desired width

  4. In the Height text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select the desired height

  5. Click OK

return to topSpacing Frames

You can adjust the spacing between every frame on your page. To modify the frame spacing, you must be in Design or Split view. For more information about viewing options, refer to Frames Page Views.

  1. Select the frame you want to alter

  2. From the Frames menu, select Frame Properties...
    OR
    Right click the selected frame » select Frame Properties...
    The Frame Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click FRAMES PAGE...
    The Page Properties dialog box appears.

  4. Select the Frames tab
    Page Properties dialog box - Frames tab

  5. In the Frame Spacing text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select the desired frame spacing

  6. OPTIONAL: To show or disable borders, select/deselect Show Borders

  7. Click OK

  8. Click OK

return to topDeleting Frames

You can delete frames if they are no longer necessary or useful to you. To delete a frame, you must be in Design or Split view. For more information about viewing options, refer to Frames Page Views.

  1. Select the frame you want to delete

  2. From the Frames menu, select Delete Frame
    The frame is deleted.
    NOTE: The remaining frames on the page will fill the space of the deleted frame.

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