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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.
However, when editing this template please note that FrontPage 2000 adds a 2 pixel transparent area to all the Components (Banner, Navigation bar, Hit Counter, Frontlook Applets etc.). FrontPage 98 does not. 

Why Bill, @#%*#!  why?

This is a Microsoft documented FrontPage 2000 "bug"

Please visit here 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.
You can also add a Frontlook Applet

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.

Very Important

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. 

bullet Extra Graphics:
bullet This theme has a extra graphic that looks like it's part of the banner and the vertical navigation bar that allows you to insert your own logo by importing it into your favorite graphics program.
If you think that's to hard then why not add your own text by using the image editing tools in FrontPage (tutorial).

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.
If you don't like this feature then simply turn off the table's height properties. .

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).
All that you have to do is add your content and add or delete any pages to make this web more suitable to your needs.

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.
You will now be looking at this web's navigation structure in the main panel and the folders and files in the side panel.
Click on the page that you want to remove and then press Edit | Delete (X) from the toolbar.

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, just writing.
This is because we haven't saved,  or added our new page to the navigation structure yet.

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

Now double click on "New Page" in the navigation view and this will open and refresh the page in the main window.  
You will now see that the banner says "New Page" and all the buttons, including the one named "New Page" (if you placed it on the same level as this page) has been added to the navigation bar too.

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.

Please note: This web also uses Shared borders on the topbottom 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.
However, you will notice that I've somehow been able to set the navigation level of the vertical navigation bar on the Homepage, Contents and What's New pages (top level) to Child level.
How did I do this without it affecting the navigation level of all the other pages in the web?
I simply turned the left border off by choosing Format and then Shared borders and un checking the left border, and check "For this page only".

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 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.  

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Paul Vineburg

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