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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I install the template?
  2. Can I use my images rather than yours?
  3. How can I modify the "Your Name Here" image?
  4. Do the different browser's matter?
  5. What is the difference between a web template and a page template?
  6. How come my site doesn't look like your preview?
  7. My page looks funny, what's wrong?
  8. I don't have buttons or banners on my page.
  9. The navigation buttons are showing up as text not graphics.
  10. Can I change the layout of my template?
  11. How can I use your products?

How to I install the template?
You must create a new web site using your new web template.  You will then need to create your new pages (File > New > Web) and then copy and paste the information from your old web into your new one. 

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Can I use my images rather than yours?
We spend numerous hours designing our template packages.  The images we used have been carefully selected and the colors (hyperlinks, buttons, etc.) reflect those in the main graphic image.  While it is possible to replace our image with one of your own, certain templates have the image sliced into several pieces to fit inside of the table cells.  If you have questions about the suitability of any template package, please contact us

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How can I modify the "Your Name Here" image?
In your images folder you will find two or more "logo" named images.  One is blank and the other has "your name here" added.  You can add your own text to a blank "gif" image using the FrontPage text overlay tool or use an imaging program such as Fireworks, Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.  We will modify your text for you for FREE within 30 days of your purchase.  Please note that if you need the image in a different file format, we are happy to supply "gif", "jpeg", "png" and "psd" files on request.

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Do the different browser's matter?
Getting your new web site looking great in the widest possible varieties of browsers is a team effort between you, the webmaster, and the template designer.  A lot of factors come into play. We no longer test or optimize pages for Netscape 4. 

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How come my site doesn't look like your preview?
Whether you are creating a new site from scratch or redoing an existing site, if the theme comes with a web template you MUST create a new web using that template!  If you do not use the provided web template, you will be able to use the theme.  However, you will be using only the theme and not the extra graphics and page layout. 

If you are redesigning an existing site, create a new web using the web template.  You would then copy and paste the information from your old web into the new one.

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My page looks funny. What's wrong?
First, click on the Preview tab on the bottom or go to File | Preview in Browser. Chances are that your page just looks funny in Normal View. If you see small gaps in between images in Normal View, don't worry! If the page template uses tables to lay out the images, Normal View pushes the pictures around slightly to make room for the table guidelines. They will disappear and fit nicely when you look at the page with a browser.

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I don't have buttons or banners on my page. Some of the navigation bars aren't showing up.
You may see something like [Add this page to the Navigation View to display hyperlinks here] or [Change the properties of this Navigation bar...]. In the first case, you will need to add your page to navigation view. Click on Navigation in the left Views column, then drag your page from the Folder List column into the navigation structure.

In the second case, right-click on the [Change the properties...] text and select Link Bar Properties. Look at what kind of navigation has been selected. It's possible that there are no pages for that kind of navigation -- for example, if you have "Child Pages" selected, but the page has no child pages, then the navigation bar will not display.

Save your changes and go to File | Preview in Browser to make sure everything worked.

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The navigation bars are showing up as text, not graphics.
The theme is probably not applied. Go to Format | Theme and you will probably find that "No Theme" is selected. Select your theme and this should fix the problem.

You may also want to check the Navigation Bar Properties (right-click on the Navigation bar) and make sure that "Buttons" is selected under "Orientation and Appearance."

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What if I want to completely change my page layout?
As a rule, if you feel that a template needs to be heavily modified I don't suggest purchasing it. Many of these themes would take major work to change.  But, if you feel you must, always make a copy of the web before you modify. (Simply create two copies of the web template.) Work on the duplicate then preview it in the browser to make sure you are happy with the changes. All the templates are table intensive! Just a quick note on this subject...if you modify the template we will not be responsible for supporting your template.

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How am I allowed to use your products?

Please see our License Agreement.

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