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Before programs like Front Page hit the scene, you had to create and work with Web
pages by fiddling with HTML. Until recently, you had to know to create a Web page.
Although memorizing tags is not difficult, doing so does take time. Then programs like
FrontPage came along.

FrontPage is a friendly software and easy to use Web site creation tool. Web sites are the
places you visit as you make your way around the World Wide Web. Without any
knowledge of HTML, you can use FrontPage to build and sophisticated Web site.
(Although you don’t need to learn HTML to create Web pages with FrontPage, a bit of
HTML knowledge certainly doesn’t hurt. In fact, learning HTML is well worth your time
and you gain a greater understanding of Web publishing!)

Creating a New Web Site

Getting Started
To create your first FrontPage Web site, launch FrontPage by choosing
StartProgramsMicrosoft FrontPage. FrontPage launches. A new, blank Web Page
named new_page_1.htm appears in the program’s main window.

Inserting Text
Insert some text into the page. (That is, start typing) not sure what to say? How about
“Welcome to my First Web page”? You can always change the text later.

Saving Web page

To save your web page, select Save from the File menu. In the Save in box select S drive
(if you work on the campus. Otherwise you can save it wherever you want). Then save
your Web page as filename.htm (Ex: index.htm, aboutme.htm, etc.). ***For
uploading, please refer to HTML handouts.

Page Title
To insert a page title, select FileSave AsChange Title. In the Page Title box type a
title and then click OK. Click Save. The title will appear in the browser’s title bar when
you view a web page in a Web browser.

Changing text font, color and size
To change the size of selected text, on the Formatting toolbar chose a size from the Font
Size list box.

To change the color of selected text, select FormatFontColor and then click the
desired color and click Apply.

To change the font of selected text, on the Formatting toolbar, choose a new font from the
Font list box.


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Changing background
You can apply a solid background color to your page or you can use a picture as the
background of your page. Chose FormatBackground. The Page properties dialog box
appears, with the Background tab visible. Click the Background picture check box. Click
Browse to select file from a list of files on your computer. Click OK to close the dialog
box. (If you collect the background images in a folder named “Images”, it would be easy
to use it for you!)

Bulleted and Numbered Lists
To create a bulleted or numbered list, place the cursor in the page where you want the list
to begin. Select Format  Bullets and NumberingClick the Bullets button or the
Numbering button. Click OK. Type the first list item and then press Enter. A bullet or
number appears on the next line. Type your second item (and so on).

Inserting Horizontal Lines
To insert a horizontal line, place the cursor in the page where you want the line to appear
and choose Insert Horizontal Line. To customize how the line looks, in the page double
click the horizontal line. In the Width area of the dialog box, type a value into the text
box and click the Percent of Window or Pixels radio button. In the Height text box, type
the line’s height in pixels. Choose a color from the Color List box. Click OK to close the
dialog box.

Linking to a Web page or an existing file
To link an existing page, select the object you want to turn into a hyperlink. Select Insert
from the menu and choose Hyperlink button. Click the Existing File or Web page icon.
Depending on location of the page to which you want the hyperlink to lead, specify the
hyperlink destination in the Address box (like this: http://www.google.com). Click OK.
Hyperlink is born!

To link an existing file, select the object you want to turn into a hyperlink. Select Insert
from the menu and choose Hyperlink button. Click the Existing File or Web page icon.
Depending on location of the file to which you want the hyperlink to lead, specify the
hyperlink destination in the Address box (from Look In box) (like this:
http://www.cwu.edu/~username/vita.doc). Click OK. Hyperlink is born!


Linking to an E-mail Address
To link an e-mail address, select the object you want to turn into a hyperlink. Select Insert
from the menu and choose Hyperlink button. Click the E-mail Address icon. In the E-
mail Address text box, type an e-mail address (like this: bayazito@cwu.edu). Click OK.
Hyperlink is born!




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Displaying a hyperlink’s destination in a new browser window
To change a hyperlinks target, click the hyperlink you want to change. Click the Insert
Hyperlink button to open the Edit Hyperlink dialog box. Click the Target Frame button.
In the dialog box’s Common Targets list box, click the New Window, and then click OK.
Click OK to close the dialog box.

Adding a Rollover Effect
To add a rollover effect to your page’s hyperlinks, select FormatBackground to display
the Background tab of the Page Properties dialog box. In the Formatting area, check the
Enable Hyperlink Rollover Effects check box, and then click OK. (The default rollover
settings turn hyperlinks bold and red.)

Inserting a picture or Image
To insert a picture or an image to your page, place the cursor where you want the picture
to appear. Select InsertPicture. Click the Insert Picture From File button. (Don’t forget
to collect all images and pictures you want to use in your home page in a folder!) From
Look In list, find your image you want to insert, and then click Insert.

Creating a Table
Invisible tables can be used to structure page layout. Place the cursor in the page where
you want the table to appear. Click the TableInsert. Then click Table button. In the
dialog box, specify table’s size and then click OK. You can insert anything into a table
cell that you can into a regular page: text, pictures.

Aligning a table
You van left-align, right-align, and center a table on the page. Right-click the table and
chose Table Properties from the pop-up menu. Choose an option from the Alignment list
box. Click the Apply button.

Changing the borders
To change a table’s border setting, display the Table Properties dialog box by right-
clicking the table. In the dialog box’s Size text box, type the desired border thickness in
pixels. Type 0 in the Size text box, if you want to make table and cell borders invisible.
Click Apply. The borders are changed.


Setting table height and width
Display the Table Properties dialog box by right-clicking the table. In the dialog box,
mark the Specify Width check box, type the width of the table (in pixels or percentage).
Click Apply and then click OK.

Adding new columns, rows, and cells
To add a new column to your table, place the cursor anywhere inside the column to the
right of where you want the new column to appear. Click the Table Insert Rows and
Columns. Select Number of Columns and type the number of columns you want to insert.
Select Location and then Click. Columns are inserted.


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Deleting columns, cells and rows
Select the cell(s), row(s), and Column(s) you want to delete. Select Table Deleting
Cells. The selected rows, columns, and cells disappear.


Changing cell, row, and column dimensions
Select the cells, columns or rows you want to format. Right click the selection and choose
Cell Properties from the pop-up menu that appears. In the dialog box’s Specify Width
text box, type the desired width. Click Apply and OK.

Creating a Form
To add a text box to your page, place the cursor in the page where you want the field to
appear and then choose InsertFormTextbox. In the page, double click the text box.
In the dialog box’s Name text box, type the field name such as Name. If you want the text
box field to appear with text inside (instead of empty), type the text in the Initial Value
text box. Click OK.

Option Buttons
To create an option button group, place the cursor in the page where you want the field to
appear and then choose InsertFormOption button. In the page, double-click the
option button. In the Group Name text box, type a name that applies to the entire group.
In the Value text box, type the value for the individual option button. If you want the
option button to appear unmarked initially, click the Not Selected option button. Click
OK to close the box. To create another option button, repeat the same process.

Drop-down Boxes
To create a drop-down box, place the cursor in the page where you want the field to
appear and then choose InsertFormDrop-Down Box. In the page, double-click the
drop-down box. In the Name text box, type the field name like “Gender”. To add menu
choices, click the Add button. In the Choice text box, type the text like “Female” that you
want to appear in the drop-down box. Click OK to close the Add Choice dialog box.
Repeat it until you complete adding choices, and then click OK.



Text Areas
To create a text area, place the cursor in the page where you want the field to appear and
then choose InsertFormText Area. In the page, double-click the field. If you want
the text area to appear with text inside, type a text like “Your Comments:” in the Initial
Value text box. Click OK.

Creating a Marquee
A marquee is a rectangular box that contains scrolling text. Marquees are a fun way to
highlight announcements or other important information on your Web pages. Type your
announcement or other information and highlight it. Select InsertWeb


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ComponentMarquee. Marquee Properties box appears. You can change the
background color and height of the marquee.

Previewing a Page
FrontPage enables you to quickly preview your pages. Choose File Preview in
Browser. The Preview in Browser dialog box appears. In the dialog box’s Browser list,
click the name of the browser you want to see. Click the Preview button. The dialog box
closes, and FrontPage opens your page in the browser of your choice.

Applying a Theme to Your Web Site
Professionally designed Web sites look smooth and polished with custom fonts. You can
apply a variety of themes to your Web page using FrontPage. Themes can’t do magic but
they can give you quick, easy access to home page decoration. Choose Format Theme
Select one theme and click ok.

Creating a New Page
With FrontPage running, choose File, New, Page or Web. Now FrontPage created a
new Web site.




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