a Simple Webpage
TO USE FRONTPAGE 2000
TO EDIT WEB PAGES
Dr. Richard L.
Academic Computing, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA,
II. Start FrontPage 2000
1. Begin by clicking on the Windows
"Start" button, selecting "Programs"
and locating the link to FrontPage 2000.
(Often it will be in a Microsoft Office folder, or it may
be in a Multimedia folder.) Once FrontPage 2000
is running, a blank web page will appear ready for
2. Set the options appropriately for basic web
authoring. FrontPage 2000 has a number of
default settings that add a number of different
functionalities to web pages that are not compatible with
all of the major browsers. The first step is to change
these. From the "Tools" menu, select "Page
Options." Click on the "Compatibility"
tab. Then set the "Browser" option to
"Custom" if that is not the option showing.
Also, click on the option, "Enable with Microsoft
FrontPage Server Extensions," so as to un-check it.
Make certain that the only options selected in the next
applets," "CSS 1.0" and "CSS
2.0." These last two options allow for automatic
generation of cascading style sheets, however, some older
browsers do not support this capability and not all of
the newer browsers implement style sheets in the same
way. So for the most certain compatibility with most
browsers, do not leave "CSS 1.0" or "CSS
2.0" checked. Your Page Options/Compatibility dialog
box should look like that shown below.
Also, from the "Tools" menu,
select "Options," not "Page Options"
as done above. Then click on the "General" tab,
if it is not already showing. Click the checkboxes as
necessary to mark the options as shown below.
3. To create a webpage from scratch, begin by
typing directly into this clean web page window, as seen
To create a new web page while editing another page,
simply click on the "New" button on the
toolbar. For more options, click on the "File"
menu in FrontPage 2000 and then click on the
selection called "New." A list of possible
"wizards" or default types of web pages will
pop up. Select the one most appropriate to your needs.
4. To edit a web page that already exists on your
hard drive or your institution's web server, locate
the file and double-click on it to display it in Internet
Explorer. From the toolbar of Internet Explorer
press the arrow beside the "Edit" button and
select FrontPage Editor. (If no "Edit"
button exists or the FrontPage Editor is not
available, contact the IT Center.) One may also first run
FrontPage 2000 and open the web page file from
the "File" menu.