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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Forms: Working with Push Buttons

Users need to be able to clear and submit their form field inputs; push buttons allow them to do this. When the first form field in a form is inserted (i.e., any form field other than the push button ), FrontPage automatically inserts SUBMIT and RESET push buttons. However, if you want a different kind of push button or accidentally delete the SUBMIT and/or RESET buttons, you will need to insert a push button yourself.

NOTE: For more information about working with form fields, please refer to Inserting the First Form Field, Opening the Form Field Properties Dialog Box, and Terminology.

return to topInserting Push Buttons

  1. Open a FrontPage document

  2. Within the form boundary, place your insertion point where you want to insert the form field

  3. From the Insert menu, select Form » Push Button
    A push button appears.
    Insert Push button submenu

  4. Continue with Assigning the Name-Value Pair

return to topAssigning the Name-Value Pair

The name of a push button generally describes the form field's purpose. The value of a push button is visible to users; the value is the text that appears on the button (e.g., Send Information, Submit, Clear, Reset).

To Assign the Name-Value Pair

  1. Insert a push button

  2. Double click the push button
    Right click the push button » select Form Field Properties...
    The Push Button Properties dialog box appears.
    Push Button Properties dialog box

  3. In the Name text box, type the desired name

  4. In the Value / label text box, type the desired value
    HINT: This is the text that appears on the button.

  5. Under Button type, depending on whether you want the button to submit the form inputs or clear the form inputs, select Submit or Reset
    HINT: You would select Normal if you wanted to use custom scripts (e.g., JavaScript) to process your form.

  6. Click OK

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