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Microsoft FrontPage Basics

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Getting Started

Microsoft FrontPage comes with two types of software, FrontPage Editor (or Editor) and FrontPage Explorer ( Explorer). Explorer manages your web site and Editor edits your html files.

What computers do your need to use the FrontPage?
You need to have at least a 486-based computer running Window 95 or NT Workstation or higher. You can also ran it on a PowerMac. For both platforms, you need to have at least 16MB of RAM.

What servers do you need to process the html files written in FrontPage?
You can actually put your html files on any server, preferably a NT server or UNIX server. But in order to process form data, FrontPage Server extensions need to be installed on the NT Server or UNIX server. A Mac server does not have the capability to process form data submitted from FrontPage unless you use a third party scripting program.

How do you get started?

  1. Go to the Apple menu and choose FrontPage Explorer from the "web page creation" directory.
  2. You will see the following "Getting Started with Microsoft FrontPage" window.(Figure 1)
  3. Click on the button for "From a Wizard or Template" to create a new FrontPage Web.
  4. The wizard will prompt you to another window to pick up a type of Web as shown in Figure 2.
  5. Choose Normal Web and click OK.
  6. You will then see a "New Web Template" window as shown in Figure 3. At the space for "Web Server or File Location", type in "nts.lll.hawaii.edu" which points to the NFLRC NT WWW server. At the space for "Name for FrontPage Web", type in a name that can be your project name or course title or your name or whatever you want to use. The name should not exceed 8 characters if you are working on a Window machine. This name will be part of your URL. For example, if the name is "chn301", the URL to the new web site will be "http://nts.lll.hawaii.edu/chn301/.
  7. Now you have successfully created a new Web as shown in Figure 4.



Figure 1. Getting Started

Figure 2. Selecting a new Web

Figure 3. Normal Web template
Figure 4. A new Web


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