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In this one-of-a-kind reference, expert authors Shelley OHara and Kate Shoup Welsh use hundreds of annotated images and sharply focused text to get you up and running fast on FrontPage 2002.
Open the book, take a look, and learn how to:
Step-by-step techniques quickly show how to achieve professional results
All text is linked to images
Icons, thumb-tabs, and an illustrated index make it easy to find stuff
Images illustrate important concepts and techniques
Sections @ A Glance
FrontPage features many onscreen tools to help you create Webs and Web pages. This chapter lets you discover these tools and prepares you to start creating your own Webs.
The FrontPage Screen 2 Mouse & Pointer 6 The Standard Toolbar 8 The Views Pane 10 The Task Pane 11 Menus & Commands 12 Dialog Boxes 14 Shortcut Menus 15 Get Help With Answer Wizard 16 Get Help With Table of Contents 17 Keyboard Shortcuts 18
Welcome to FrontPage 2002, the Web editing program that comes bundled with Microsoft Office XP. FrontPage provides the tools you need to create your own Web site and also edit, maintain, and publish your site.
If you are new to FrontPage, read this chapter to find out about the on-screen tools. You use these tools and the skills in this chapter throughout the process of creating and editing a Web site.
If you are an experienced FrontPage user, check out this chapter anyway. The 2002 version features a different interface with more tools to make it even easier to create and manage Web sites.
After you get to know FrontPage, you can begin creating and editing your own Web, with text, pictures, video, and all the other cool items you expect from a successful Web site.
The FrontPage Screen
A title bar
The title bar lists the name of the program and the current open Web.The title bar also displays the name of the current page (O). If you haven't saved or named the Web, you see a generic title, such as myweb7. (By default, FrontPage names each Web mywebx, where "x" is an incremental number.)
B menu bar
The menu bar lists the names of the FrontPage menus. Click the menu name to display a list of commands. You can then choose the command you want to execute. A command followed by an arrow displays a submenu (see Menus & Commands on page 12), and a command followed by an ellipsis (...) displays a dialog box. See Dialog Boxes on page 14 later in this chapter for more information on using dialog boxes.
tip Most menu commands provide two different types of shortcuts: toolbar buttons, which you simply click, and shortcut keys. Both types of shortcuts are listed on the menu. See Keyboard Shortcuts on page 18 for more information.
C answer wizard
The answer wizard provides a quick way to get help without navigating through the Help menu and its commands. See Get Help With Answer Wizard on page 16 for more information.
D standard toolbar
The standard toolbar displays buttons for commonly used commands. Rather than choose the menu command for a particular action, you can click the toolbar button. For example, with the buttons in the standard toolbar, you can open, create, print, and preview a Web or Web pages. You can also perform common editing tasks such as cutting, copying, and pasting.
E formatting toolbar
The formatting toolbar provides fast access to frequently used formatting features. Some of these, like Bold, Italic, and Underline, are buttons; click the button to select that option. Some, like Font and Font Size, are drop-down lists; click the arrow next to the button and then choose from the drop-down list that appears.
If you aren't sure what a button does, you can put the mouse pointer over the button to display the ScreenTip or button name.
tip You can set up FrontPage to display the standard and formatting toolbars together in one row or separately in two rows. To make this change, choose Tools[right arrow]Customize. Click the Options tab and then check or uncheck Show Standard and Formatting toolbars on two rows, depending on your preference. If you display the toolbars as one row, you access all the buttons by scrolling through the standard toolbar (D).
When you want to close the program window, but keep the program running, you can minimize the program window. You might do this, for instance, so that you can view or work in another program or access desktop icons such as folders. When the program window is minimized, you can click the taskbar button that represents the program to restore the program window to its full size.
When the program window is maximized (fills the entire screen), you see a restore button in the title bar (A). In most cases, you want to keep the window maximized so that you can see as much of the screen as possible. If you want to see a smaller version of the program window, click the restore button.
The window doesn't fill the entire desktop and has borders. Also, after you click the restore button, it changes to a maximize button. Click the maximize button to maximize the window again.
tip When a window isn't maximized, it has borders, and you can resize the window by dragging the window border. You can also move the window around on the desktop by dragging the title bar (A). You can't move a maximized window or resize it by dragging.
H program close
You can click the program's close button to exit the program. If you haven't saved your work, the program prompts you to do so before closing.
I document close
In addition to a program close button, each document has its own close button. You can click this button to close the document. Again, if you haven't saved the work on the document (in FrontPage, the pages that make up a Web), the program reminds you to do so.
J views pane
The views pane displays icons for each of the different views you can work in in FrontPage. Each view is appropriate for a certain task or action in the entire process of building a Web. For example, page view, shown here, is used when you build pages. You can change to another view by clicking the appropriate view button. See The Views Pane on page 10 for more information.
K page tabs
A Web usually consists of a set of pages, each one represented by a page tab. You can open and work on the various Web pages by clicking the page's tab.
tip When you add a new page, FrontPage assigns it a generic name, but you can rename the page with a more descriptive name. Chapter 4, Edit Web Pages, covers adding, deleting, and renaming pages.
L page scroll buttons
If all of the page tabs can't be displayed at once, you see page scroll buttons. You can click these buttons to move to the first tab, previous tab, next tab, or last tab.
M insertion point
When you need to edit, select, or add text, you start by placing the insertion point, a blinking vertical line, next to the text you want to work on or on the spot where you want to insert text. To place the insertion point, move the mouse pointer to the location and then click the mouse button.
N mouse pointer
The mouse pointer appears on-screen and moves when you move the mouse on your desktop. You use the mouse pointer to choose menu commands, click buttons, select page tabs, and more. The pointer changes shape depending on what action you perform. See Mouse & Pointer on page 6 for more information.
O current page
The current page is displayed in the main part of the program window. Chapter 3, Create Web Pages, tells you how to create Web pages and add them to your FrontPage Web.
P scroll bars
When a page has more contents than can be displayed in the window at one time, scroll bars appear. You use these bars to scroll horizontally and vertically through the document.
Click the up arrow to scroll up, and click the down arrow to scroll down. You can also drag the scroll box to scroll at a faster pace through the page.
To scroll horizontally, click the left arrow to scroll left, and click the right arrow to scroll right. You can also drag the scroll box.
Q view buttons
You can display a Web page in several different views, including Normal, HTML, and Preview. To change to a different view, click the appropriate view button.
R status bar
The status bar displays messages about current actions. The right-most section tells you how long the page will take to display on the modem speed listed. For example, here, the page will take 201 seconds on a 28.8 modem.
The taskbar displays buttons for all the document windows, programs, and content windows (such as a folder window) that are open. You can use the taskbar to switch to a different document or program. To do so, click the button for the window you want.
tip If you want more screen space, you can hide the taskbar. When the taskbar is hidden, you can point to the taskbar area to make the taskbar pop up. To make this change, right-click a blank area of the taskbar and choose Properties. Check the Auto Hide checkbox and then click OK.
T task pane
The task pane, a new Office XP feature, lets you display common tasks. In some cases, the task pane appears automatically when you select a certain command. For example, if you click the File menu and choose Open, the New Page or Web task pane may appear. Check out the sections, The New Page Or Web Task Pane, on pages 20 and 38 for more information on using this helpful task pane.
You can hide or display the task pane by opening the view menu and checking or unchecking the task pane command.
Other task panes include the Clipboard task pane (used to copy multiple items at a time) and the Search task pane, which helps you locate text and files. See The Task Pane on page 11 for more information on the task pane.
U application control
The window controls (which include the Minimize, Maximize, Restore, and Close options) provide fast access for controlling your window. You can also select these same options from the application control button, which you find located in the top left corner of the FrontPage window.
Click the button to display the Control menu. Then choose the command you want.
If a command is dimmed, it is unavailable. For example, you can't move a maximized window, so this command appears dimmed when the window is maximized.
Customize The FrontPage Screen
You can customize the FrontPage screen in several ways to fit your personal working style. For example, you can choose to always display toolbars that you use frequently so that you can get to them quickly while you work. You might, for instance, display the drawing toolbar if you add lots of graphical elements, like WordArt text and Clipart images, to your pages. You can also build your own custom toolbars with features for buttons you use often; doing so allows you to access just the features you need.
FrontPage also lets you customize the contents of menus. Short menus display only the commands you use most frequently. You can still display all the commands, but initially you see just a set of the most commonly used commands-your most commonly used commands. Or you still display all the commands, but initially you see just a set of the most commonly used commands-your most commonly used commands. Or you might prefer to always see all the commands. FrontPage lets you make that choice.
In short, you can make the FrontPage screen appear as you want. Customizing FrontPage is the topic of Chapter 16, Customize Your Workspace. Turn to that chapter to find out how to make FrontPage more efficient for you.
As you read this book, keep in mind that we always show the complete standard and formatting toolbars on two rows. Also, the Windows taskbar is hidden to show as much of the FrontPage screen as possible. Finally, we always show full menus.
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|1||Get To Know FrontPage||1|
|2||Create A New Web Site||19|
|3||Create Web Pages||37|
|4||Edit Web Pages||55|
|5||Enhance Page Design||73|
|6||Add & Edit Pictures||101|
|9||Work With Styles||163|
|10||Apply Dynamic Effects||179|
|11||Divide A Page into Frames||203|
|12||Add Navigation Elements||215|
|14||Publishing A Web||257|
|15||Manage A Web||265|
|16||Customize Your Workspace||283|
|Index: Look It Up & Learn||289|