WA's MS FrontPage 97 Tutorial
The FrontPage editor is perhaps where most of us will begin when making a webpage. Tutorial 1 will teach you all the basics for making a simple page.
started: Upon loading FrontPage Editor,
a template box will appear allowing novices to select templates for use.
A template is a semi-complete page containing a specific format where all you have to do
is "fill in the blank" and you're done. It saves you the hassle of formatting
text and images, but it is very limiting, so we'll go ahead and do all the
formatting ourselves by selecting Normal Page (contains no formatting)
Although technically speaking, a Normal Page is also a template!
background: Upon loading Normal Page, a
white blank screen should appear in front of you (gray for older version) The first thing
you want to do is select a background. Right Click the mouse anywhere on
the white screen, and select Page Properties. Select Background
on toolbar, and a box appears. If you want just color for background (black, white, yellow
etc,) make sure Background Image is NOT selected, and choose the colors
you want for background. If you want an image for background, (like this page) check Background
Image, click Browse, and select Other Location
or Clip Art (If the image is in the clip art directory), and choose your
links: External links are links that lead to
somewhere beyond your site, ie: Yahoo. as opposed to an
internal link, ie: Home. To add an external link: 1) Enter the
text that'll lead to the site. ie: "CNN". 2) Highlight the text, in this case,
"CNN" and 3) Click the HyperLink Button on tool bar (or Insert
than HyperLink on menu ).4) Select World Wide Web on
top, http for HyperLink type, and complete the address
under URL. ie http://www.cnn.com. The
highlighted text will become blue.
Now, this may mean you have two ways to insert
an image, but for the most part, you'll be inserting images from your own HD.
Saving your page: Select Save As to save. Under Save As Box, for Page Title, type in the title people will see on title bar. ie: This page has title Tutorial 1 on very top. Two ways to continue: 1) Select As File to save as a file, (most of the time you'll be saving pages this way) and find the appropriate directory. 2) Select As Template if you want to use this page's format for other pages in the future. (ie: I have not only saved this page As File, but also As Template, for I have many more tutorials to write, and I want to use the same format for all these pages. (Same borders, colors etc)). Upon choosing As Template, fill in the blanks. For Description, enter meaningful text that'll describe this template. (ie: Left bordered page). Press ok, and you're done. Next time you want to use this template, it will be in the Template Box along with all the other templates as you select File, New.
END OF TUTORIAL ONE