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Using Navigation View

In the previous tutorials, you probably came across instructions on dragging pages into your navigation structure. This tutorial covers the basics on using Navigation View.

Why use Navigation View?

If you have navigation bars in your web, it's very possible that they are "navigation bars based on your navigation structure." In other words, FrontPage looks at your navigation structure and generates the navigation bars off of it. If you want to change the text on a button, add or delete buttons, or otherwise modify your navigation bar, you'll have to use Navigation View!

How To

In FrontPage, click on the "Navigation View" button to go to Navigation View.

You may drag pages from your folder list into the navigation view to build a navigation structure. Pages need to be in the navigation structure for FrontPage to generate navigation bars.

Right-click on a page and choose "Delete" to delete a page from the Navigation View (this will not delete it from your web unless you want it to). You may also rename the titles of pages by choosing "Rename."

The pages that are on the very top level are your "Top Level" pages. When you insert navigation bars, you may insert a bar with buttons that will always refer to these top level pages. You will probably want to put pages that will be frequently accessed here, or perhaps pages that define the main sections of your web site. Another useful category of pages are the child pages directly underneath the "home" (default.htm) page. You may specify a navigation bar on every page that refers to these pages.

The level of pages directly beneath a page is the "Child Level" of the page.

The level above a page is the "Parent Level" of the page. The page in the Parent Level that is directly connected to the page is the "Parent Page." In this example, the Home page is the parent page.

The pages next to the page are known as "Same Level" pages. They must all be coming from the same parent page, however. In this example, the Same Level pages also happen to be the Child Pages under home.

These pages are not on the same level.

Next: Inserting Navigation/Link Bars

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