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FrontPage Basics

The FrontPage editor is probably the most used portion of the entire application. For this reason, you will spend a lot of time learning about it.

Figure 3.1 shows the basic user interface that you see when working in FrontPage.

On the left edge of the screen is the Views Bar. This bar allows you to quickly change not only different views of your Web page but also different functions, such as the Navigation view for creating navigation bars and the Tasks view for adding tasks to your Web. Don't worry about these now. You will learn about these functions in later lessons.

Figure 3.1. The basic user interface in FrontPage.

Because you will be spending most of your time using the FrontPage editor, you might find it convenient to remove the Views Bar to allow more room for your pages to display. To hide the Views Bar

  1. Select the View menu.

  2. Remove the check mark in front of the Views Bar selection (see Figure 3.2), and the Views Bar disappears.

Figure 3.2. Removing the Views Bar from the main FrontPage interface.

Notice that even with the Views Bar hidden, you can still access the other views of your Web from the View menu.

Most of the commonly used functions in FrontPage can be accessed from one of the nine standard toolbars. By default the Standard and Formatting toolbars are displayed. But, depending on which functions you tend to use most often, you may want to add additional toolbars to your main interface. Figure 3.3 shows the Standard and Formatting toolbars displayed, and Figure 3.4 shows all nine toolbars displayed.

Figure 3.3. FrontPage's main interface with just the Standard and Formatting toolbars displayed.

Figure 3.4. FrontPage's main interface with all nine toolbars displayed.

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