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Thursday, September 05, 2002

Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Service Release 1.4

FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions SR 1.4 represents the final Service Release update to the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions for both Microsoft Windows and Unix platforms. Web administrators should consider downloading and installing the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 for Microsoft Windows or Unix.

2:53:18 AM  .    

Manage your Web server security with Microsoft FrontPage®.

The Internet may be the vanguard of technology, but when it comes to online protection, many businesses might as well be in the Stone Age. It's surprisingly easy for hackers to download customer information, sabotage your systems, or even infiltrate your company's internal networks unless you take the proper steps to protect yourself.

2:49:06 AM  .    

Designing Your Web Site for Easy Maintenance

An important goal when building your Web site should be to automate the process as much as possible so that the site is easy to maintain and update. Good site design practices can save you hours of work later.

2:47:54 AM  .    

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Making HTML Pages XML-Compatible in FrontPage 2002

Use the "Apply XML Formatting Rules" to automatically take an HTML page and reformat its HTML tags to make them XML-compliant. This is especially useful when you need your pages to interact with an XML-based publishing system because the rules governing the syntax of XML tags are stricter than those for HTML. A missing tag or incorrectly formatted attribute in an XML document renders the file useless.
When you select the Apply XML formatting rules option, Microsoft FrontPage® version 2002 searches the XML code for missing or incomplete tags and applies the correct tags.

To apply XML Formatting Rules to a Web page, open it in FrontPage 2002 and do the following:

  1. In Page view, click the HTML button
  2. In the HTML pane, right-click anywhere on the page.
  3. Select Apply XML formatting rules.

Tip: If you apply XML formatting to a document formatted to exclude selected ending tags (for example, the </P> tag), those tags will likely be applied by this feature.

7:23:11 AM  .    

Create a Table Cell ScreenTip with FrontPage 2002

Sometimes you want to provide more information than there's room for in a table cell. Rather than typing what you want below or above the table, you can save yourself some space by creating a ScreenTip information or instructions that will pop up when your users move their pointer over that cell.

For example, each table header cell below has a ScreenTip associated with it. To view the ScreenTips, move your pointer over the individual words in the cell:



Phone E-mail

Some other instances when adding a ScreenTip to a table might be helpful:

  • You want to add brief information about each individual in a table you've created for a club membership list.
  • In a table of stock quotes, you want to supply more information about each stock, such as its history, its volume, or its full name.
  • You want to include directions about what you want your users to enter into that particular cell, column, or row (as in the example above).

To create a ScreenTip for a table cell in Microsoft FrontPage® 2002

  1. In Page view, click the HTML button.
  2. Locate your table on the page.
    Each cell has its own code that looks something like this:

    <td width="25%"></td>

    The information that goes in that cell is added between the two tags.

  3. To add a ScreenTip to this cell, after



    title="Your ScreenTip"

  4. Replace "Your ScreenTip" (including the quotation marks) with the actual message or information you want to pop up.

    For example, in the table above, the first cell would look like this:

    <td title="Enter your first name only in this column." width="25%">Name</td>

For more information about creating tables in FrontPage, see Microsoft FrontPage Help.

7:20:52 AM  .    

Saturday, April 20, 2002

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Version 1.0 Is Available

Microsoft has created a new tool, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), to analyze Windows systems for common security misconfigurations. MBSA runs on Windows 2000-based and Windows XP-based computers, and can scan for missing hotfixes and security vulnerabilities on Windows NT 4.0-based, Windows 2000-based, and Windows XP-based computers.

3:22:21 AM  .    

Protect Your Web Servers

10 April 2002 Cumulative Patch for IIS.

Download the latest patches to protect Web servers using:

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

3:14:55 AM  .    

Friday, April 19, 2002

Apply Text and Graphics Formatting Multiple Times

Have you ever wanted to make several non-sequential words stand out by using a special font on your web page? Or have you ever wanted to change certain solid lines to dotted lines in graphics created with the drawing tools? If you've ever wanted to apply the same format to items in different locations on a page, you might not realize how easy it is. Instead of clicking the Format Painter button on the Standard toolbar every time that you want to apply the new format, you can take advantage of the button's "sticky" feature.

  1. Select the item whose format you would like to copy.
  2. To copy the selected format to several items, double-click the Format Painter button. The button stays selected, or "sticky."
  3. Select the text or graphic where you want to apply the new format.
  4. When you're finished applying the format, click the Format Painter button again or press ESC.

Note Applying text and graphics formatting multiple times does not work between programs. For example, you cannot apply formatting from FrontPage to Word. More Information

For more information, type format painter or copy formats in the Office Assistant or on the Answer Wizard tab in the program's Help window, and then click Search. For related information, see Quickly Copy Formatting with the Format Painter in Office 2000.

9:08:25 PM  .    

Saturday, April 13, 2002

FrontPage Bulletin News:

Getting Found and Driving Traffic to your Site

There are millions and millions of pages on the Web, but how do you make sure potential customers will find your Microsoft FrontPage-based Web site? Promote it. There are many options available from improving how your site is read by search engines to online and offline advertising.

Web-Marketing 101: Tricky Times for Banner Advertising

Shane McLaughlin, freelance writer and Senior Writer at Best Practices in Corporate Communications, discusses the most interactive form of advertising ever-banner ads. How do you get surfers to "click-through" to your site now, when the ad market is soft and the average Web surfer is distracted? McLaughlin talks to Web-marketing expert Jim Sterne, who explains how you can do it right and still make waves on the Web.

Making Web Pages Accessible

Learn more about creating an accessible Web site in FrontPage through this accessible multimedia presentation! HiSoftware's Hi-Caption 1.0, Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2002 and Microsoft Producer 2002 deliver an accessible training solution for AccRepair for FrontPage.

How to become a Web Presence Developer

Becoming a qualified Web Presence Developer (WPD) for Microsoft FrontPage is an excellent way to connect with thousands of Microsoft Office and FrontPage customers and provide them value-add services in areas where they need assistance. There are also a number of ways you can use your membership in the Program to help market your company's Web development business.

9:20:02 AM  .    

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