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FrontPage Interface Tour

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The diagrams below show you the FrontPage interface when you have a web open. (FrontPage 2000 users: scroll down!)

Tip! Please note that there is a difference between the Folder List (the panel that lists the files in your site - see diagram and Folders View (the view that will also show you the files in your site when you click on the Folders icon in the Views Bar). Folders View shows you additional details, like the Page Title, date modified, size, and more.

FrontPage 2002

  • Document Path - Shows the full pathname of the file that you're working on.
  • View Bar - Use the Views Bar to switch to different views. If the Views Bar is not displayed, go to View/Views Bar. (See below for more information about the Views Bar.)
  • Folder List - In Page View, the Folder List displays all files. You may expand and collapse subdirectories. In Folder View, the Folder List displays only subdirectories. If your Folder List is not showing, go to View > Folder List.
  • Toolbars - Use the toolbar for commonly used functions.
  • File Name - Shows the name of the file. When you have multiple files open, you can click on the tabs to switch back and forth between documents. (Or type Ctrl-tab.)
  • Load Time - Shows how long the page may take to load. You may click on it to change modem speed.
  • Page View Tabs - Click on these tabs to switch between Normal (normal editing mode), HTML (HTML editing mode), and Preview (view page in browser-like window) mode.
  • Status Bar - When you mouse over hyperlinks in Page View, the hyperlink displays in the bottom left-hand corner so that you can quickly check it. In HTML view, the bottom left hand corner displays the line and column number. In Folder and Navigation View, the selected document's full pathname is displayed. The Status Bar also shows what is going on when you are saving documents, copying documents, etc.

FrontPage 2000

  • View Bar - Use the Views Bar to switch to different views. If the Views Bar is not displayed, go to View/Views Bar. (See below for more information about the Views Bar.)
  • Folder List - In Page View, the Folder List displays all files. You may expand and collapse subdirectories. In Folder View, the Folder List displays only subdirectories. If your Folder List is not showing, go to View > Folder List.
  • Toolbars - Use the toolbar for commonly used functions.
  • Document path - Shows the location of the current file relative to the root directory.
  • Load Time - Shows how long the page may take to load. You may click on it to change modem speed.
  • Page View Tabs - Click on these tabs to switch between Normal (normal editing mode), HTML (HTML editing mode), and Preview (view page in browser-like window) mode.
  • Status Bar - When you mouse over hyperlinks in Page View, the hyperlink displays in the bottom left-hand corner so that you can quickly check it. In HTML view, the bottom left hand corner displays the line and column number. In Folder and Navigation View, the selected document's full pathname is displayed. The Status Bar also shows what is going on when you are saving documents, copying documents, etc.

The Views Bar

Switching Views is easy when you use the Views bar (on the left). Just click on the icon that you want to use. Or you can also use the View menu on the menubar.
 

Page View is where you edit your pages. Within Page View are three tabs (at the bottom of the screen). Normal allows you to edit pages in WYSIWYG* fashion. You can edit the HTML code directly using the HTML tab, and you can preview your page (as it will look in Internet Explorer) in Preview. (If you use Frames, you'll have two more tabs: No Frames and Frames Page HTML.)
Folders View allows you to see your files in a folder list and to work with them as you would in Windows Explorer. You may change Page titles here.
Reports View generates different reports which you may find helpful. For example, if you want to check your hyperlinks for broken links, you may generate a Broken Hyperlinks report.
Navigation View is where you may see and change your web structure. To add your pages to the web, drag them into the Navigation View from the Folder List. Page labels are what will show on navigation buttons. Go to the Navigation View tutorial to find out more about using Navigation View.
Hyperlinks View allows you to see all the hyperlinks leading to and from a page. Select one of the pages in the folder list to view the hyperlinks.
Tasks View is helpful when you are maintaining a web. You may create different tasks and assign them to different people or workgroups to work on.

*What You See Is What You Get

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