Owl Sams Teach Yourself FrontPage 2000 in 24 Hours

Hour 6: Manage a Web


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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Q: How can I play a sound file when a page opens?
  • A: Adding a background sound to a page is easy to do in FrontPage 2000, but it only works for Internet Explorer 4.0 or later Web browsers.
          First, import the sound file into your Web.
          Next, open the page in Page view, right-click the page, then select the Page Properties menu command. The Page Properties dialog box will open.
          The General tab includes a section labeled "Background Sound." Click the Browse button to choose the sound file that will play when the page opens.
          Check the Forever box if you want the sound to play over and over again. (Keep the box unchecked if you want people to visit your Web site over and over, however.) Use the Loop setting to pick a set number of times the sound will play.
          Note: If the "Background Sound" section is disabled, choose the Tools, Page Options menu command, then click the Compatibility tab. Configure the page to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer only and 4.0 browsers and later.
  • Q: I am about to pull my hair out. I am trying to set up navigation bars and when I create them on my index.htm page they look fine. But when I go to the other pages I have created and create the navigation bar, it changes the index.htm and makes the navigation bar something else. I have a feeling that FP is somehow trying to "autocorrect" something (like Word does) and I can't get it to stop. UGH! Can you help?
    A: It sounds like you're making a change to the buttons or links that are included on a navigation bar. Some of the choices on the Navigation Bar Properties dialog box will cause different buttons to appear on different pages -- even though they all share the same border.
          Try setting the navigation bar to Child Pages Under Home and click the Home Page check box. That's what I do to make a navigation bar the same on all Web pages. I used the technique here to make the lefthand buttons the same everywhere.


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