FP Editor, FP Explorer, FP server extensions etc.
there any extra fees for the installation of FrontPage
I publish with FrontPage 97?
There is no extra charge for the installation of
FrontPage 98 extensions.
Yes, but be aware that some WebBot components may not
work well or at all. The FrontPage 97 WebBot components
that require FrontPage 97 extensions do not work well
with the FrontPage 98 extensions. We do tell our
customers that are using FrontPage 97 to go and purchase
FrontPage 98 because of the stability and compatibility
with our servers and to utilize the newest FrontPage
FrontPage 98 support Mail to forms?
Yes. You must have an addition to your FrontPage 98 form
that states mail to: put_in_your_email_address_here in
order to get an information request form mail to you.
Do I insert a hit counter?
To insert a FrontPage hit counter you must:
- In the FrontPage
Editor, place the insertion point where you want to
create the Hit Counter.
- On the Insert menu,
point to Active Elements and then click Hit Counter.
- In the Hit Counter
Properties dialog box, in the Counter Style field,
select a counter style. The counter style is a
series of GIF images containing the digits zero
- To reset the hit
counter click Reset Counter To and enter the number
to reset the counter to.
- To supply a GIF image
containing a customized set of the digits zero
through nine, enter the relative URL of the image in
the Custom Image field. Be sure to space these
digits evenly in the custom image.
- Click OK
do I get FrontPage 98 Extensions?
FrontPage 98 Extensions are on all NT servers by
do I publish my Current FrontPage Web?
- Close all open pages
in the FrontPage Editor.
- Open up your local
Website with FrontPage Explorer.
- In the FrontPage
Explorer, click the " Publish " button on
the toolbar. The Publish FrontPage Web dialog box is
displayed. In this dialog box, specify the Location
or URL to which you want to publish the current
FrontPage web.You need to be connected to the
internet before you can publish to the World Wide
- In the Publish
FrontPage Web dialog box, click OK. The FrontPage
Explorer publishes the FrontPage web from your
computer to the World Wide Web server you specified
by typing in your domain name or IP address.
with Disk-based Webs
Creating a disk-based web with the run-time components,
such as search and form save result features, will not
function properly until the web is published to a web
server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions
installed. When activating a browse-time component on a
page from the disk-based web an end-user will receive a
page that says "No Run-Time Bots Available"
(the page is called "nortbots.htm"). The
server extensions must be installed in order for the
run-time components to function and that they are
browsing against a web that does not have the server
extensions installed. When you publish a disk-based web
to a web server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions
installed this message is no longer necessary since the
"Run-Time Bots" functionality is now
available. However, the links to the "nortbots.htm"
page still exist in the web pages that contain the
run-time components and can result in a "HTTP/1.0
404 Object not found" error when activating a
run-time component. This update corrects the problem by
removing the links to the "nortbots.htm" page
when publishing to a FrontPage extended Web site.
are some FrontPage Features?
Since FrontPage was created for developing web-sites in
the Windows environment, some features are only
available when the site is hosted on an NT Server.
are the FrontPage 98 server extensions?
- SSL (Secure Socket
Layer) Forms Processing (using the WebBotSave
A few FrontPage features require FrontPage 98 server
extensions to operate. One example is the Search
FrontPage component, which allows you to add site-wide
searching to your Web site without programming. For
these features to work, the Internet server hosting the
FrontPage Web site must have the FrontPage server
extensions installed. FrontPage includes a set of
programs-the FrontPage 98 Server Extensions-that are
installed on the Web server computer on which your
FrontPage webs are stored. If you installed the
Microsoft Personal Web Server or Microsoft Peer Web
Services, FrontPage Setup installed the FrontPage 98
Server Extensions on your PC. The Server Extensions
support authoring and administering FrontPage webs,
along with browse-time FrontPage web functionality. For
example, when an author is editing a FrontPage web, the
Server Extensions support copying or publishing it to
other Web servers, creating a table of contents for the
web, adding themes and navigational structure to it, and
updating hyperlinks to any pages that have been moved or
renamed. Using the Server Extensions, an administrator
can give a user, group of users, or a specific computer
permissions to edit a FrontPage web, browse to it, or
administer it. When a user browses a FrontPage web, the
Server Extensions support search forms, discussions
groups, form processing (including sending form results
using e-mail), and other run-time features.
Every Client on NT
Server is setup with FrontPage Extensions
extensions you will not be able to take advantage of
WebBot components. WebBot components are dynamic objects
on a page that is evaluated and executed when an author
saves the page or, in some cases, when a user browses to
the page. Most WebBot components generate HTML. Many
built-in FrontPage components, such as Search Forms,
Banner Ad Manager, and Save Results Form Handlers, are
implemented as WebBot components. The FrontPage Software
Developer's Kit (SDK) contains instructions for adding
custom WebBot components to the FrontPage Editor.
do I name my files?
The starting point for a Web site is called the home
page. It is the page that is retrieved and displayed by
default when a user visits the Web site. The default
home-page name for a server depends on the serverís
configuration. On many Web servers it is index.htm. Let
FrontPage Explorer name your first page, which in this
case will be index.htm. All other pages that follow can
be named whatever you choose.
is the FrontPage Editor?
If you are creating a page on cars then you will let
FrontPage Explorer generate the name of the home page or
first page for you which would be index.htm. If the next
page you generate has to do with Ford Motors then you
might want to name the second page fordmotor.htm. Do you
see the pattern?
You use the FrontPage Editor to create, design, and edit
World Wide Web pages. As you add text, images, tables,
form fields, and other elements to your page, the
FrontPage Editor displays them as they would appear in a
Web browser. Although it is a powerful tool, the
FrontPage Editor is easy to use because of its familiar,
wordprocessor interface. You do not need to learn
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to use the FrontPage
Editor because it creates all the HTML code for you. If
you want to edit HTML code directly, you can use the
FrontPage Editor's HTML view. In this view, you can
enter text, edit HTML tags or script code, and use
standard word-processing commands such as cutting,
pasting, finding, and replacing.
is the FrontPage Explorer?
You use the FrontPage Explorer to create the structure
or layout of your Web site, apply graphical themes to
its pages, organize its files and folders, import and
export files, test and repair hyperlinks, administer
access privileges, track tasks, and launch the FrontPage
Editor to design and edit the contents of your Web
pages. When your FrontPage web is completed, you use the
FrontPage Explorer to publish it on your computer or the
World Wide Web.