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Microsoft's FrontPage editing tool is one of the most commonly used web site editing tools today. It is both
easy to learn and gives you the flexibility to let your web site grow over time. This means, once you become
a more advanced user, you will see that you can apply CGI scripts and modify your HTML code very easily in
FrontPage. If you are unable to find the help you are looking for, please don't forget that additional help is
only a phone call away.
Sections marked by a * are for advanced users of MS FrontPage.
How to get subwebs created on your account* Subwebs allow you to get all the functionality of a Root
Web (the main web site) but contained to an individual directory on the site. (i.e., You can have a new theme
applied to a subweb, but it will appear in that entire subweb). Subwebs are for advanced users of FrontPage.
On an NT hosting account, you can convert a directory to
a subweb in FrontPage 2000 by:
Connecting live to your site*
This is only for advanced users of MS
FrontPage. (And if you do make changes while connected live, make sure to back them up to your PC as outlined in the
"Backing up your FrontPage 2000 web site" section).
1.Connect to the Internet. (Do this
before opening FrontPage. If FrontPage is already open close it down, connect, then reopen it).
2.If you don't already have FrontPage
open, open it.
3.On your toolbar in FrontPage you will
see a little yellow file folder with an arrow pointing down to its right. Click on the arrow and choose Open Web...
4.If you've published to your web
before, you will see it in the window that pops up. Double-click it to enter. If you have not published to the web
before, then enter in the complete URL in the location field (i.e.,
Click Open after doing so.
5.If you've published to your web
before, your login information might already be saved in the application. Click okay to accept the information.
If you have not published to the web before, then enter in both the username and password exactly as
they were sent to you. Our web servers are case sensitive.
6.Once FrontPage is logged into the
web, the web's directories and/or subwebs will appear. Click on the Open button to enter the main
directory of the web.
7.Now you are viewing all the content in
your web directly on the web server. Any changes you make to files are immediate upon clicking Save. When
done, make sure to back up these changed files to your PC by reading the next section "Backing up your
FrontPage 2000 web site."
Backing up your FrontPage 2000 web
1.Follow steps 1 through 6 in the
"Connecting live to your site" section above.
2.Go to File, Publish Web...
3.Click the Browse button.
4.Click the Personal view
the left-hand side of the FrontPage window)
5.Double-click on the web that you'd
like to publish to. (You might only have one. If so, double click on it).
7.Click Options. From there decide what
parts of your web you'd like to back up to your PC.
8.Then click Publish.
9.When your files are done downloading
to your workstation, FrontPage will inform you.
10.Note: If you prefer to back up your
web to a disk drive or somewhere else on your PC, just browse to the proper
location after step 3.
Introduction to MS FrontPage on
Getting your site FrontPage ready
Creating your FrontPage 2000 web site
Publishing your FrontPage 2000 web site
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