Shared Borders in FrontPage
Tom Kelliher, CS 102
Nov. 10, 2006
Shared borders are a powerful tool for automatically including common
shared information on each of the pages of a Web site. Typically, this
would include site navigation links, contact information, date of page
modification, and hit counters. In this lab, we experiment with shared
- Start FrontPage.
- Create a new local Web on your
G: drive. Do not use
your Web server Web.
- Create three quick Web pages within your Web with these file names:
page3.htm. You only need
enough material on each page so that you can tell which is which by
looking at it.
- Save each of the pages.
- Shared borders aren't enabled by default. To enable them, open the
Tools menu, choose Page Options, and select the Authoring tab. Click the check box to enable Shared Borders.
- Select the Web Site tab (near the top -- next to the tabs for your
open Web pages) and switch to Navigation view (select this at the bottom).
Arrange your three pages like so:
- Select one of your Web pages for editing, and add a shared border
(look under the Format menu) to all of the pages -- choose
the ``Apply to all pages'' option. Apply left and bottom shared borders.
The left border should include Web navigation.
- Back on the Web page you're editing, right click on the navigation
links, choose Link Bar Properties, and set the navigation
properties. Include navigation to home, parent, and children pages.
Within the left shared border, below the navigation links, type your name.
- Include a horizontal line and the date the page was last modified in
the bottom shared border.
- Preview your Web site. Note how the navigation links match the
navigation organization you defined in the Navigation view. Also, note the
material shared between the three pages.
- Select the Web Site tab again, switch to Navigation view and
re-arrange your pages like so:
- Return to Page view and preview your Web site again (you may have to
use the Refresh button to re-load each page. Notice how the
navigation links have changed.
- If time permits, apply a theme to the entire Web site and modify the
navigation properties so that buttons are used for the links.
Thomas P. Kelliher