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Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 bible
Simmons, Curt, 1968-
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Indianapolis, In : Wiley ; London : Transworld, [2003]

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834 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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If FrontPage 2003 can do it, you can do it too...

Whatever your level of expertise, this comprehensive guide to FrontPage 2003 helps you create and manage Web sites that support your objectives. If you're building your first site, the step-by-step tutorials will get you going quickly and easily. If you belong to a corporate project team, you'll find help coordinating the work of editors, designers, and programmers. And if you're already a Web professional, here's what you need to expand and refine your technical know-how.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of FrontPage 2003

Learn how to add dynamic content with Photo Gallery or automatic content from Microsoft MSN and Expedia Design pages using tables, layers, shared borders, and frames Integrate FrontPage with Flash™ and other non-Microsoft technologies Set up, design, and manage an intranet with SharePoint™ Team Services Combine FrontPage with other Office applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint® Discover how to go "under the hood" and revise HTML coding Learn various ways to build navigational elements and see how FrontPage supports Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Embed video and sound files, incorporate animation, and use plug-ins and Java™ applets in your site

Bonus CD-ROM and companion Web site!

Exclusive Office 2003 Super Bible eBook, with more than 500 pages of information about how Microsoft Office components work together Bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft Office Searchable eBook version of FrontPage 2003 Bible An easy-to-use interface that allows you to browse and install everything on the CD

Author Notes

Curt Simmons , A+, MCSA, MCSE, CTT is a technical trainer and freelance writer. The author of more than thirty books on various Microsoft and Internet technologies, Curt most often writes about Microsoft Office products and operating systems. He also teaches several digital photography courses. Curt's most recent books include Windows XP Networking Inside Out , The A+ Technician's On-the-Job Guide to Networking , iPhoto For Dummies , and How To Do Everything with Photoshop Album . Curt lives in Saint Jo, Texas with his wife and children. Visit Curt on the Internet at

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Part I FrontPage Essentialsp. 1
Chapter 1 Getting to Know FrontPagep. 3
FrontPage Webs, Web Sites, and Web Pagesp. 4
What's New in FrontPage 2003?p. 7
A Quick Tour of FrontPagep. 8
Viewing Your Pagesp. 21
Editing Pages in Page Viewp. 25
Summaryp. 33
Chapter 2 Working with FrontPage Web Sitesp. 35
Web Design Strategiesp. 35
Defining Link Bars in Shared Bordersp. 39
Importing an Existing Web Sitep. 43
Using Web Templates and Wizardsp. 46
Creating Basic Web Page Contentp. 52
Using Page Templatesp. 56
Other Viewsp. 57
Global Site Editingp. 62
Summaryp. 64
Chapter 3 Publishing and Maintaining Web Sitesp. 67
Publishing Considerationsp. 67
Selecting a Web Presence Providerp. 70
Publishing a Web Sitep. 74
Controlling the Publishing Processp. 79
Accessing the Publishing Logp. 83
Using Web Site Reportsp. 85
Performing Site Maintenancep. 94
Summaryp. 110
Chapter 4 Integrating FrontPage with Office Applicationsp. 113
From Office to FrontPagep. 114
Adding Office Web Components to Web Pagesp. 126
From FrontPage to Office 2003p. 145
Summaryp. 148
Part II Designing Web Pagesp. 149
Chapter 5 Page and Text Formattingp. 151
Designing Web Pages in Design Viewp. 151
Welcome to the World of HTML Formattingp. 155
Editing and Checking Textp. 168
A Quick Look at Page Stylesp. 171
Summaryp. 175
Chapter 6 Working with Layout: Tables and Layersp. 177
Creating a Tablep. 178
Editing Table Propertiesp. 184
Editing Cell Propertiesp. 188
Adjusting Table Structurep. 193
Designing Layout with Tablesp. 194
Designing with Photo Galleryp. 195
Organizing Text in Blocksp. 199
Using Absolute Positioning as a Design Toolp. 200
Summaryp. 203
Chapter 7 Designing Pages with Shared Borders and Framesp. 205
Working with Shared Bordersp. 205
Creating a Frame Setp. 211
Creating a New Frame Setp. 214
Creating Hyperlinks in Frame Setsp. 218
Using Inline Framesp. 221
Avoiding Common Frame Aggravationsp. 222
Summaryp. 223
Chapter 8 Editing HTMLp. 225
How FrontPage Handles HTMLp. 225
Using the Code Tabp. 226
Working with Reveal Tagsp. 236
Opening a Web Page in an Alternative Editorp. 237
Setting HTML Preferencesp. 238
Handling Browser Compatibility Issuesp. 241
Validating HTMLp. 245
Handling Special Casesp. 245
Summaryp. 250
Part III Organizing FrontPage Websp. 251
Chapter 9 Building Navigational Elementsp. 253
Defining Link Propertiesp. 253
Inserting Link Barsp. 256
Special Link Barsp. 262
Link Bar Troubleshootingp. 265
Other Navigation Strategiesp. 267
Embedding Commercial Contentp. 267
Summaryp. 272
Chapter 10 Using FrontPage Themesp. 273
Themes--Behind the Scenesp. 273
Customizing FrontPage Themesp. 277
Creating and Applying New Themesp. 279
Summaryp. 289
Chapter 11 Working with Styles and Style Sheetsp. 291
Understanding Stylesp. 291
Defining Stylesp. 295
Style Propertiesp. 302
The Cascadep. 316
Using Style Sheetsp. 318
Advanced CSS Techniquesp. 324
Browser Compatibility Issuesp. 327
Summaryp. 329
Part IV Working with Pictures, Animation, and Multimediap. 331
Chapter 12 Using Picturesp. 333
A Quick Look at Web Graphics in FrontPagep. 333
Editing Pictures in FrontPagep. 338
Importing Images into a Webp. 340
Working with Image Objectsp. 341
Finding Images for Your Web Pagesp. 350
FrontPage's Rudimentary Drawing Toolsp. 351
Creating Graphic Links and Image Mapsp. 358
Summaryp. 361
Chapter 13 Using Animation Effectsp. 363
Understanding Dynamic Content: Animation and Multimediap. 363
FrontPage DHTML Effectsp. 364
Applying Page Transitionsp. 369
Creating Expandable and Collapsible Outlinesp. 370
Understanding DHTML Effects: Behind the Scenesp. 373
Adding Audio in Page Backgroundsp. 377
Embedding Audio Files in Web Pagesp. 381
Including Video in Your FrontPage Web Sitep. 383
Including Video Plug-Insp. 387
Summaryp. 394
Chapter 14 Adding FrontPage Web Componentsp. 395
Adding FrontPage Web Componentsp. 395
Inserting Componentsp. 400
Using Components that Aren't "Components"p. 401
Exploring Web Componentsp. 404
Summaryp. 423
Chapter 15 Embedding Components: Plug-Ins, ActiveX, and Java Appletsp. 425
Introducing Advanced Web Componentsp. 425
Working with Embedded Contentp. 426
Embedding Content Using ActiveXp. 431
Working with Advanced Controlsp. 437
ActiveX Controlsp. 437
Java Appletsp. 453
Summaryp. 461
Part V Activating Web Pagesp. 463
Chapter 16 Designing Formsp. 465
Discovering Interactive Formsp. 465
Creating HTML Formsp. 466
Working with Form Elementsp. 471
Designing Formsp. 489
Validating Form Inputp. 490
Using the Form Page Wizardp. 497
Summaryp. 506
Chapter 17 Activating Formsp. 507
Working with Form Propertiesp. 507
Working with File Uploadsp. 522
Adding Results to a Databasep. 524
Additional Form Handling Optionsp. 529
Summaryp. 531
Chapter 18 Client-Side Scripting: JavaScript and DHTMLp. 533
Understanding Client-Side Scriptingp. 533
Discovering Scriptingp. 536
JavaScript Basicsp. 540
Using Microsoft Script Editorp. 546
JavaScript Examplesp. 560
Discovering DHTMLp. 566
Summaryp. 576
Chapter 19 Server-Side Programming: CGI and ASPp. 577
Overview of Server-Side Programmingp. 577
Introducing CGIp. 578
Custom Form Handling with CGIp. 580
Introducing Active Server Pagesp. 592
ASP versus CGIp. 593
Server-Side Scripting with Active Server Pagesp. 594
ASP by Examplep. 595
Summaryp. 608
Part VI Data-Driven Web Sitesp. 609
Chapter 20 Working with Databases in FrontPagep. 611
Understanding Web Database Accessp. 611
Using the Database Results Wizardp. 612
Working with Database Connectionsp. 622
Creating Database Queriesp. 628
Customizing Query Result Setsp. 640
Passing Parameters via Hyperlinksp. 640
Summaryp. 653
Chapter 21 Building a FrontPage Database Applicationp. 655
Understanding Web Database Applicationsp. 655
Coordinating FrontPage and Accessp. 656
Using the Database Interface Wizardp. 657
Designing a Self-Service Database Applicationp. 667
Beyond the Database Interface Wizardp. 681
Summaryp. 681
Part VII Advanced Topicsp. 683
Chapter 22 Developing Custom FrontPage Solutionsp. 685
Customizing the FrontPage Work Spacep. 686
Creating Custom Templates and Themesp. 693
Working with Macrosp. 697
Web Components and Wizardsp. 707
Design-Time Controls and Add-Insp. 712
Summaryp. 719
Chapter 23 Web Server Administrationp. 721
Overview of the Microsoft Web Server Scenep. 721
FrontPage Server Extensionsp. 722
Installing FrontPage Server Extensionsp. 725
Administering FrontPage Server Extensionsp. 726
FrontPage Securityp. 731
FrontPage User Administrationp. 733
Summaryp. 738
Chapter 24 SharePoint Team Services Sitesp. 739
Introducing SharePoint Team Servicesp. 739
A Quick Tour of a SharePoint Team Services Sitep. 741
Customizing a SharePoint Sitep. 757
Customizing a SharePoint Site in FrontPagep. 761
Summaryp. 765
Chapter 25 Introduction to Microsoft InfoPath 2003p. 767
Getting to Know InfoPathp. 767
Filling out Formsp. 770
Designing Formsp. 774
Summaryp. 779
Appendix A What's New in FrontPage 2003?p. 781
Appendix B Index of FrontPage Templatesp. 787
Appendix C Best FrontPage Add-Ins and Resourcesp. 793
Appendix D What's on the CD-ROMp. 801
End-User License Agreementp. 809
Indexp. 811