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Add and delete pages from your web

Your new web probably comes with several pre-designed pages. Browse through the pages and decide what pages you want to delete and what other pages you need to add. (Do this by previewing in a browser.) You can start putting some brief content into your pages at this point.

First, a note about "Page Titles" and "File Names"

Here are two terms that you'll want to get to know. The Page Title is what shows up in the navigation buttons and page banners. Obviously, the page title can have spaces in it - for example, "My New Page" or "About the Company".

The File Name ends in an .htm or .html extension and is what shows up in your Folder List. (If you go to Folders View, you can see both the File Name and the Page Title - see diagram below.) It's best to use all lowercase letters, and not to have any any spaces or special characters in it (you can use hyphens "-" or underscores "_" instead of spaces). You'll also probably want your file name to resemble your page title so that you can easily tell what page it is.

For example, let's say your page title is "About the Company."
Good file names would be:
about_the_company.htm, company.htm, about.htm, aboutthecompany.htm
Bad file names would be:
About the Company.htm, about the company.htm

This diagram is of Folders View and demonstrates the difference between Page Titles and File Names.
This diagram is of Folders View and demonstrates the difference between Page Titles and File Names.

Deleting Pages From Your Web

Right-click in the Folder List on the file you wish to delete and select "Delete."

Tip! If you want to select multiple files and delete them, hold down the Control key while you click on the pages to delete. FP2000 users will need to go to Folders View to do this.

Adding Pages to Your Web - Save an existing page

The easiest way to add pages to your web is probably to save an existing page. Open a page that has the layout the way you want it, go to File > Save As, and save your page under a different name.

Then, you will need to drag your pages into your navigation structure. Go to Navigation View. With your Folder List open, click and hold on the new page you just made, and drag it into the aqua area. Drop it under the area of the navigation that you want to group it.

Go back to Page View and take a look at your page. If you don't see navigation buttons, but see text that says "Edit the properties of this link bar..." instead, you may have to adjust the properties of the link bar. Right-click on the "Edit the properties..." text and choose "Link Bar Properties" (FP2000 will have "Navigation Bar Properties"). If you need more help, view our Link Bar tutorial.

Adding Pages to Your Web using a Page Template

Some web packages come with a FrontPage Page Template that you may use to add existing pages. (There is probably text telling you this within the web template if this is the case.) Follow these steps to add a new page to your web using this Page Template.

First, if your right-hand task bar is not open, go to File > New > Page or Web. (FP2000 users go to File > New > Page.)

In the right-hand task bar, click on "Page Templates."

Choose from the list of page templates. If there is no page template listed there for your web template, the package probably did not come with a page template. Check your product details or contact us if you aren't sure.

Click "OK" and your new page will be created. Save your new page into your web by going to File > Save. Save any embedded files (images) into the "images" folder by clicking the "Change" button and selecting the images folder.

Now, you will need to drag your pages into your navigation structure. Go to Navigation View. With your Folder List open, click and hold on the new page you just made, and drag it into the aqua area. Drop it under the area of the navigation that you want to group it.

Go back to Page View and take a look at your page. If you don't see navigation buttons, but see text that says "Edit the properties of this link bar..." instead, you may have to adjust the properties of the link bar. Right-click on the "Edit the properties..." text and choose "Link Bar Properties" (FP2000 will have "Navigation Bar Properties"). If you need more help, view our Link Bar tutorial.

Next: Using Navigation View

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