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 Are there any extra fees for the installation of FrontPage extensions?
There is no extra charge for the installation of FrontPage 98 extensions.

 Can I publish with FrontPage 97?
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 components.

 Does 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.

 How Do I insert a hit counter?
To insert a FrontPage hit counter you must:

  1. In the FrontPage Editor, place the insertion point where you want to create the Hit Counter.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Active Elements and then click Hit Counter.
  3. 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 through nine
  4. To reset the hit counter click Reset Counter To and enter the number to reset the counter to.
  5. 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.
  6. Click OK

 How do I get FrontPage 98 Extensions?
FrontPage 98 Extensions are on all NT servers by default.

 How do I publish my Current FrontPage Web?

  1. Close all open pages in the FrontPage Editor.
  2. Open up your local Website with FrontPage Explorer.
  3. 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 Web.
  4. 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.

 NORTBOTS.HTM 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.

 What 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.

  • SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Forms Processing (using the WebBotSave Results component)

 What are the FrontPage 98 server extensions?
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

Without server 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.

 What 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.

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?

 What is the FrontPage Editor?
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.

 What 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.



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