FrontPage 2002 Web Template Tutorial:
A navigation bar is a set of hyperlinks used for navigating
a Web site. You can display a navigation bar on every page in your
web so that your site visitors can always get to the web's main pages,
quickly and easily. Before you create your own Navigation Bars,
you need to set up a Navigation Structure of your web first, and
then let FrontPage create the Navigation Bars for you.
1. On the View menu, click Navigation.
2. You will see the Navigation Structure of this web.
You are at the Tutorials page right now. Other pages in
this navigation structure are sample pages. You can delete them,
add a new/existing page to the structure or simply change the title of
Change the title of a page
Right click a page in the navigation structure and select Rename.
Delete a page
Right click the page you want to delete and select Delete.
Add a new page
1. On the File menu, select New, and then select Page
2. In the New Page or Web task
pane, under New from Template,
click Page Templates.
3. On the General tab, you will see a list of page templates
to choose from. Double click ICE_Sunset
4. Save the new page. (You will notice that there is no banner and
navigation bars, but don't worry about it now.)
5. Now switch to Navigation Structure by selecting Navigation
from the View menu
6. Click the newly created page in the
Folder List, and drag it to the position
in the navigation structure where you want it. If the
Folder List is not showing, on the
View menu, click
7. Rename the title of the page if you want to.
8. Double click the page. This will take you to the page view.
Now you see the banner and navigation bars.
Navigation Bar Property
1. Double click the vertical Navigation Bar on the left hand
2. You will see the Navigation Bar Property dialog similar to
the following picture.
3. In order to understand the Navigation Bar Properties,
we need to take a look at the Navigation Structure of this web
Home Page: This page is the first
page added to a navigation structure, typically named index.htm or default.htm,
and is indicated by
Pages: "Location" and "FAQ" are the Top-Level Pages
(Not including Home Page)
"Tutorial 2000", "Tutorial 2002", "Company Info", "Products" and
"Contact Us" are the Child-Level Pages of "Home". "Products" has
two Child-Level Pages.
Include the parent page of another page, plus pages that are directly
connected to the parent page on the same level. For example, the
parent-level pages for "Company Info" are "Home" (parent page), "Location",
and "FAQ". The parent-level pages for "Orders" are "Products" (parent
page), "Tutorial 2000", "Tutorial 2002", "Company Info", and "Contact
Same Level Pages:
Include pages that are on the same level and have the same
parent page. For example, "Tutorial 2000", "Tutorial 2002", "Company Info",
"Products", and "Contact Us" are same level.
Back and Next:
This is for browsing a sequence of same level pages.
For example, the next page of "Tutorial 2002" is "Company Info".
The previous page of "Location" is "Home".
The rest of the features in the Navigation Bar Properties are
pretty self explanatory. Practice for a while before you build your
Add a Banner and Navigation Bars to a page
If you accidentally delete the page banners or navigation bars, you
can still restore them and of course the page has to be in the Navigation
On the Insert menu, select Page Banner and type the text
you want to display in the page banner.
1. In Page view, position the insertion
point where you want to place the link bar.
2. On the Insert menu, click
3. In the right pane, click
Bar based on navigation
structure, and click Next.
4. Select the link bar style you want to use for this link bar. Or,
if your page uses a theme, click Use
Page's Theme. Click Next.
5. Choose the page orientation of the link bar (vertical or horizontal),
and click Finish.
6. Under Hyperlinks to add
to page, select the type of hyperlinks you want on the link bar, and
Important If your Web server has the Microsoft FrontPage
Server Extensions 2002 or SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft installed,
or if you are publishing your web site to a disk-based web, you can add
any type of link bar to your pages. Otherwise, the only type of link bar
that you can add is the link bar based on the navigation structure of
your web site.