The Standard Toolbar contains the buttons you might expect for working with documents, like Save, Print, Cut and Copy.
Since FrontPage documents are web pages, the standard bar also includes the Refresh and Stop buttons.
As usual, buttons that are grayed out are not available right now. For example, the Cut button is gray until you select something that you could cut. Then it changes to colored .
Project 2: HTML Basics
Buttons on the Standard Bar
Below are details on what these buttons do. Some behave a bit differently than expected. Read through the descriptions even if they look familiar.
You may click on a button above to skip down to its description below.
Creates a new blank document with HTML and BODY tags in place and with three META tags.
The Open button changes, depending on what you did last.
If the icon is a simple folder , then clicking the button brings up the Open File dialog.
If the icon is a folder in front of a globe
, then clicking the button brings up
the Open Web dialog. Individual files are not shown in the Open Web dialog. Once the web is open, then you can open an individual
the arrow at the right of the Open button shows both choices:
Open... and Open Web...
The buttons in the bar on the left of the
Open File/Open Web dialog are
shortcuts. Web Folders or My Network Places (depending on your version of
Windows) contains shortcuts to the webs you have published
before. These can be on your own computer or on the Internet. You will need
the username and password to open a web on an Internet web server.
The menu command| will open a normal Open dialog where you can choose a file. But, the dialog will not show all of your files, just the ones recognized as Web Pages. You can, of course, change the File type in the dialog.
Saves the page to its original location and with the original filename and title, unless it has never been saved before. In that case you will see the Save As dialog.
Opens a Search pane where you can search for text on your
page or within your web or on your drives.
Publishes the current web (uploads the files in the web) to the last location used for publishing this web. Be careful!
To see what location FrontPage expects to use before it tries to publish files, you must use the menu|
Displays or hides the pane that shows the Folder list or Navigation view. The arrow opens a list so you can choose which one you want to see.
In FrontPage the Print button immediately starts to print the current page.
You must use the menu| to open the Print dialog, where you can make choices about what to print and how many copies.
"Pages" in the Print dialog means sheets of paper, not web pages.
If you want to print the HTML code itself, switch to HTML
view using the tab at the bottom of the FrontPage document pane. Then, when
you print, you will get the code instead of the web page.
Opens a browser window that displays the page you are editing. You will see a dialog that lets you pick one of your installed browsers and a window size.
Checks the spelling in the document.
These buttons work as usual, moving selected text to the Windows Clipboard or back to the document. No surprises here.
FrontPage 2002 uses the Office Clipboard, which holds the last 24 selections that you cut or copy from an Office program.
The Format Painter button copies the formatting of what you have selected and applies it to whatever you drag across next.
Format Painter may not pick up all the formatting you see if Cascading Stylesheets were used. It does pick up the formatting that was applied with FONT tags or with styles in a SPAN tag.
In FrontPage the Undo/Redo list records the last 30 actions.
arrow at the right of the Undo and Redo symbols opens a list of the actions
that you can undo or redo. You can select several actions at once. You
cannot skip around, however. You can only Undo or Redo in order.
You will miss having Word's undo list of the last 100
FrontPage offers a number of Web Components to help you add some advanced features easily to your web pages.
Some web components require that your web server have a
particular version (or later) of the FrontPage Extensions. Some web
components do their thing on your computer before the page is published to
the web server, avoiding the question about the extensions.
Some useful Web Components:
Include: You can include a page in a another page with the Web Component -Included Content. This is useful when you need to repeat certain parts on many pages. For example you could create a standard header or footer. When you edit the original and save it, FrontPage will adjust all the pages that "include" it. This can take a few minutes if you have a large site.
Hover Button: Creates a link button that changes when the mouse pointer hovers over it.
Photo Gallery: Creates a page displaying all the images in a folder. Great for sharing your latest photos with family and friends over the Internet.
Link Bars: Creates a navigation bar of links to pages you select. This is helpful when you want a standard set of links on certain pages.
Opens a palette of cells. Drag across the grid to select
how many rows and columns you want in the table. When you release the mouse
button, a table is inserted using the tags
In FP 2002 such a table will stretch across the available space, with equal size rows and columns. It will have a thin, black border.
The Table button is one of the most useful features of FrontPage.
Clicking on the Picture button opens a dialog for selecting a picture from your hard drive.
To insert clipart from Microsoft Organizer or Microsoft Clip Gallery, you can use the menu Insert | Picture | Clip Art...
Opens the Drawing toolbar. These lessons will not use this feature.
a dialog that allows you to turn the selected text or image into a link. The
default link type is to a web page. You can select a page from the folder
tree or type in a URL or path.
The dialog has buttons at the left for links to a place on the same page (bookmark link), to a new document, and to open an email program to write a message. The dialog changes for each choice.
Work just like they do in IE.
Refresh -Refreshes the view of the page. Use this button when another program or process has changed the page. If you have been editing the page, FP asks if you want to revert to the last saved version. If you want to keep your changes, you must save the page first and then Refresh.
Stop - Stops the process of loading the page.
Toggles on and off the display of certain marks. Line breaks are marked with the symbol which is quite similar to the symbol used in Word.
In FrontPage, the button affects marks for line breaks and paragraph, but not table cell boundaries.
The Help button opens a standard Help window. There are lots of actually helpful articles about working with FrontPage.
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