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Welcome to the Fantastic Web Template for FrontPage 98 & 2000.
This web template will work correctly
in FrontPage 98 and FrontPage 2000.
Why Bill, @#%*#! why?
This is a Microsoft documented FrontPage 2000 "bug"
to see what you can do to this theme by adding text to the extra graphics.
You can do it right here in FrontPage by clicking on the graphic and then selecting
A (add text) from the image editing toolbar below. (tutorial).
You can even use the graphic as a background picture in a table set to the same
size as the graphic. Then you can type your text straight into the table.
Please Note: As with most of my themes, this theme is 3D, therefore it uses drop shadows, so you can not use any other color background than white.
It's very difficult to get a theme such as Fantastic to work within both IE and Netscape browsers. Basically what works in one browser doesn't necessarily work in the other, especially table content.
I had a Hell of a job getting this theme to work in FrontPage 98 and 2000 and both browsers. It has been thoroughly tested and I GUARANTEE that it will work for you too so long as you only change the page's content and DO NOT remove any of the FrontPage Components (Banner, Navigation bar, Hit Counter, Frontlook Applets etc.) or graphics.
I made this Web Template because this is a fairly complicated theme.
Please Note: The
Left Shared Border's graphics are placed inside a table that is set to
100% height so as it stretches to
the length of each page. This only happens when viewed with the Internet
Explorer browser. Netscape doesn't provide this feature. Yet.
Please Note: The comments that are highlighted in yellow don't show when previewed in a browser.
By using this template you shouldn't have any trouble
creating a new web with the Fantastic theme and all the
"extras" automatically applied for you. It will look just like
this one (for those reading this on my website).
Firstly please click File | Preview in Browser (you might have to connect to the Internet) to have a look at this web to see how it all works.
Now you can work out what pages you want to add or delete.
How to delete a page from this web.
Open the Navigation View by pressing the button named
"Navigation" in the toolbar to the left.
How to add a page to this web.
Firstly you will notice that the titles of each page that are on the Same Level as this one in this web appear on the buttons on the navigation bar to the left. This is because I've already dragged and dropped each page into the navigation view.
Next we will add a new page to this web.
In FrontPage 2000 press "File" and then press "New Page". You will now have a long list of page templates to choose from.
Click Normal Page or "PV Fantastic 2000" for a page that uses tables instead of shared borders.
You will notice that there is no banner and buttons,
Now save the new page and type in the File Name as newpage.htm and type in the Page Title as New Page (you can name these anything you want).
Open the Navigation View by clicking the Navigation button on the toolbar to the left. Then drag newpage.htm from the side panel into the main window and connect and drop it at your desired navigation level.
That's all there is to it.
I have made a detailed tutorial (FrontPage 98) with pictures and all on how to add new pages to the navigation structure. It's available here http://www.vineburg.com.au/adding_pages.htm
Now double click on "New Page" in the
navigation view and this will open and refresh
the page in the main window.
If you double click on the vertical navigation bar to the left you will see that I have set it at "Same Level", "Vertical" and "Buttons".
If you have a look at the navigation view again you will see that all the pages that are on the Same Level as this Read Me First page, their page titles appear on the left vertical navigation bar.
This web also uses Shared borders on the top,
bottom and left. Whatever is put
in these borders appears on every page in the web (except the
top level pages), this also includes navigation levels.
I then inserted a 2 column table with no borders and aligned to the left and placed a Child level navigation bar in the left table cell and the page's content in the right cell.
You will have to insert the extra graphics for the top and bottom of the navigation bar manually (or use the PV Fantastic Marble 2000 page template). Refer to the tutorials here http://www.vineburg.com.au/Tutorial.htm if you need some help or just use the Homepage as a template.
This web template has been thoroughly tested to work properly with both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator versions 4 and higher browsers.
Please go here for additional Support http://www.vineburg.com.au/support.htm