FrontPage Lab II
Mar. 24, 2003
In this lab you'll create a FrontPage Web (which is different from a Web
page --- see below) and learn how to use some of FrontPage's formatting,
visual, and audio features: tables, flowing text around images, background
images, and background sounds. For a silly sample of what you'll be doing
http://phoenix.goucher.edu/~kelliher/s2003/cs102/cheesy/ (wait a few
seconds for the sound file to load and begin to play).
A FrontPage Web is where you must create and store your Web pages if you
are to publish them. You cannot publish individual pages --- they
must be inside a Web. Be very careful when creating and opening
Below I give a few sample sites for background images and sounds. You can
find tons more by using a search tool.
- Creating a FrontPage Web.
- This time we'll start by creating a FrontPage Web. Open the
File menu, choose New, then choose Web.... For the
type of Web Site choose Empty Web. For the location specify
something similar to:
replacing my name with yours, of course.
- Now, before moving on, let's check your Web. Open the
File menu and choose Close Web. Next, re-open the
File menu and choose Open Web.... Find your
folder. The folder should have a small globe on its front. If not, you
have a problem that you must correct before going on! Click on the
folder and choose Open.
- Background Images
- We're going to switch to Internet Explorer for a minute to
download a background image. Use IE to visit
http://www.grsites.com/. Go to the Background Texture Archive,
then select a nice background and download it into your
- Back in FrontPage, within your new Web, if you don't have a new Web
page to work with, create one. Right click on the page and chose
Page Properties.... Click the Background tab, select the
check for Background picture, then Browse to the
background image file you just saved. Hint: After you click
Browse, click the folder icon near the lower right corner of the
Select Background Picture window. Then, you'll be able to navigate
to your image file.
- Background Sounds. These can be tacky and slow to download. Use
- Again, switch to Internet Explorer for a minute to
download a background sound. Use IE to visit
http://www.planetz.net/midi. Go to any of the MIDI archives and
download a MIDI file into your
- Back in FrontPage again, right click on the page and chose
Page Properties.... From the General tab, Browse to
the Background sound file you just saved.
Remember, you have to preview the Web page in order to listen to the
sound. And make sure the speakers are powered-on!
- Flowing Text Around Images.
- Begin by typing a paragraph of junk text --- about 10--20 lines
- Position the cursor somewhere in the middle of all that text.
Click the Insert Image button on the toolbar. To make this
simple, just click Clip Art..., find a piece of clip art, and
- Right-click the image and choose Picture Properties....
Click the Appearance tab and set the alignment to
- Repeat with another piece of clip art, setting its alignment to
right this time.
- Tables. Tables give you more positioning control than the other
techniques we've experimented with. As you can see from my silly sample,
there's a lot you can do with a table.
- Move the cursor to the end of your Web page, select the
Table menu and insert a table with two rows and three columns.
- Insert images into a few of the cells and text into the remaining
- By right clicking on the table, you can choose Table
Properties and add borders, set the background color or image, and
change cell spacing.
You can even change the background of individual cells, but this may
make the table look awfully busy.
If you finish early, keep trying things. Practice makes perfect!
Thomas P. Kelliher
Mon Mar 24 08:02:54 EST 2003