Introducing FrontPage

CS 102

Feb. 11, 1998

General Microsoft Windows Skills

These skills are useful with just about all applications.

  1. Cut, copy, and paste.

  2. Dragging text.

  3. Dragging images.

  4. ``Select then do'' model. Selecting: general, line, paragraph, word, entire document.

  5. Cursor positioning with Home and End. Ctrl modifier.

  6. Undo.

  7. Line breaks versus paragraph breaks.

  8. Introduction to FrontPage Explorer and Editor. Editor features.

FrontPage Familiarization Exercise

  1. Using the Start menu, open Microsoft FrontPage.

  2. Uncheck the Show Getting Started Dialog checkbox and press the OK button.

  3. You're now in FrontPage Explorer. This is your Web manager. The first thing to do is create a Web. Open the File menu and choose New and then choose FrontPage Web. Choose the Normal Web template.

  4. For Web server or file location, you need to specify a folder on your G: drive. Type something like this:
    (replacing my username with yours). Leave Name of New FrontPage Web empty. If you are asked if you want to create a folder, reply ``yes.''

  5. Double click on your Home Page in the right-hand window pane. FrontPage editor opens up. Note that the page title appears in the title bar. Let's change it. Open the File menu and choose Page Properties. Note that the name of this file is index.htm. That's important. Change the title to something like ``Tom's Home Page.''

  6. Open Internet Explorer and find a Web page with text on it. Any page will do. Select some of the text and copy and paste it to your Web page.

  7. Now, arrange the Explorer and Editor windows on your desktop so that you can see both of them simultaneously. In Explorer, find a Web page with an image. Drag the image into your Web page.

  8. Save your Web page --- Answer yes if asked if your want to save the image to the FrontPage Web.

  9. Experiment with your Web page. Right click on the page and choose Page Properties. Change the background color.

  10. Right click on the image and choose Image Properties. Choose the Appearance tab. Experiment with alignment and size. See if you can make the text wrap around the image. (You might have to add text to the paragraph for this to work.)

  11. Selecting words or phrases of text, experiment with the following from the formatting toolbar:
    1. Text style, font, and size. (The Heading 1 style is often used at the top of the page. Other heading styles are used to begin sections. The Normal style is used for body text.

    2. Bold, italics, and underlining.

    3. Text color.

    4. Text alignment.

    5. Try making some paragraphs into a numbered or bulleted list.

  12. Try the Undo button to learn how to recover from simple mistakes.

  13. Using the Insert menu, insert a line break, a horizontal line, a marquee, a copyright symbol.

  14. Notice that your marquee isn't moving. Save your page and press the Preview in Browser button. The marquee will be moving in Explorer. The editor isn't as sophisticated as a browser.

  15. Right click on your horizontal line and experiment with its properties.

  16. When you've finished experimenting, save your Web page and close the editor and the explorers (FrontPage and Internet).

Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Feb 11 00:23:24 EST 1998
Tom Kelliher