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Microsoft FrontPage 2002 is a powerful Web site design software application that provides an easy-to-use interface and all the tools that you need to build personal and business Web sites. You have the option to create your Web pages from scratch or use wizards that build your Web site with ready-made pages. All you have to do is add the content.

The What and Why of Microsoft FrontPage

Microsoft FrontPage not only provides you with the ability to create your own Web sites, but it also provides features and tools that allow you to easily enhance your Web pages and verify and repair the links that make up your site. You will be able to quickly create exciting Web sites using the following features:

  • Web wizards that help you build specialized sites such as corporate Web sites and online discussion sites.

  • Special FrontPage components make it easy for you to add banners, navigation bars, and even hit counts to your Web site.

  • FrontPage themes allow you to add color, background patterns, and special fonts to the pages in your Web.

  • Hyperlink verification can be handled automatically by FrontPage, helping you to make sure that all the links in your Web operate correctly.

  • Clip art can be added to your web to provide visual interest. The Clip Art library also includes motion clips and sounds.

While providing you with many complex features, Microsoft FrontPage is easy to learn. It allows you to build powerful Web sites without having to learn HTML. This book will help you understand the possibilities awaiting you with Microsoft FrontPage 2002.

Why Que's Ten Ten Minute Guide to Microsoft FrontPage 2002?

The Ten Minute Guide to Microsoft FrontPage 2002 can save you precious time while you get to know the different features provided by Microsoft FrontPage. Each lesson is designed to be completed in 10 minutes or less, so you'll be up to snuff on basic and advanced FrontPage features and skills quickly.

Although you can jump around among lessons, starting at the beginning is a good plan. The bare-bones basics are covered first, and more advanced topics are covered later. Following the lessons sequentially will allow you to walk through all the steps of creating and publishing a Web site to the World Wide Web.

Installing FrontPage

You can install Microsoft FrontPage 2002 on a computer running Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0., Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Microsoft FrontPage can be purchased as a stand-alone product on its own CD-ROM, or it can be purchased as part of the Microsoft Office XP Special Edition (which comes on several CD-ROMs). Whether you are installing FrontPage as a stand-alone product or as part of the Microsoft Office XP suite, the installation steps are basically the same.

To install FrontPage, follow these steps:

  1. Start your computer. Then insert the FrontPage or Microsoft XP Office CD in the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM should autostart, providing you with the opening installation screen (for either FrontPage or Office, depending on the CD you are working with).

  2. If the CD-ROM does not autostart, choose Start, Run. in the Run dialog box, type the letter of the CD-ROM drive, followed by setup (for example, d:\setup). If necessary, use the Browse button to locate and select the CD-ROM drive and the setup.exe program.

  3. When the Setup Wizard prompts you, enter your name, organization, and CD key in the appropriate box.

  4. Choose Next to continue.

  5. The next wizard screen provides instructions to complete the installation. Complete the installation, select Next to advance from screen to screen after providing the appropriate information requested by the wizard.

After you complete the installation from the CD, icons for FrontPage and any other Office applications you may have installed will be provided on the Windows Start menu. Lesson 2, "Getting Familiar with FrontPage," provides you with a step-by-step guide to starting FrontPage 2002.

Conventions Used in This Book

To help you move through the lessons easily, these conventions are used:

On-screen text On-screen text appears in bold type.
Text you should type Information you need to type appears in a different, bold typeface.
Items you select Commands, options, and icons you are to select and keys you are to press appear in bold type.

In telling you to choose menu commands, this book uses the format menu title, menu command. For example, the statement "choose File, Properties" means "open the File menu and select the Properties command."

In addition to those conventions the Ten Minute Guide to Microsoft FrontPage 2002 uses the following icons to identify helpful information:

Plain English

New or unfamiliar terms are defined in term sidebars.


Read these tips for ideas that cut corners and confusion.


This icon identifies areas where new users often run into trouble; these tips offer practical solutions to those problems.

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