Let FrontPage Do The Walking
Here’s way to save your fingers from some extra work. Set FrontPage to automatically open the last web you were working on when you re-launch the program. This is a particularly handy trick if you know you’ll be working on the same web over and over again.
To set this up:
- Select Tools, Options.
- In the Options dialog box that appears, select the option Open Last Web Automatically When FrontPage Starts in the Startup section.
- Then click OK. Now your web will automatically launch when you open FrontPage.
Jumping Around Your Web Page:
Designing a Web page and you want to jump to the top of the page in a jiffy? Simply press Ctrl-Home on your keyboard, and your cursor will appear at the top of the page. Alternatively, if you want to jump to the bottom of a page, press the Ctrl-End keys.
You’ve got to do things so fast that you scarcely have time to stop and click that mouse. If you prefer keyboarding and want an overview of all the shortcut keys that FrontPage offers, open FrontPage Help and type keyboard shortcuts in the Answer Wizard. There, you’ll get a list of all the different shortcuts you could ever imagine.
Let’s say you want to do the same thing to your entire Web page, maybe you want center everything.
You could do it the old-fashioned way:
- Choose Edit, Select All and then center everything.
- Or you could do it the speedy shortcut way: Simply press Ctrl-A on your keyboard and
you’ll select the entire page.
Ever have to select an entire page and spend so much time scrolling that your mouse finger hurts? Well, here’s a quick and easy shortcut that prevents carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Click on the section of your web page where you want the selection to begin.
- Now press the Shift key on your keyboard.
- Hold down the Shift key while you find the place where you want your selection to end.
- Click at the end of the selection, then release the Shift key.
- The whole section will be highlighted.
By the way, this neat trick works in other Microsoft programs, like Word.
You know you need a toolbar, but it doesn’t appear when it’s supposed to–much to your chagrin. (For example, suppose you click on a photo, only to find that the Pictures toolbar is nowhere in sight.) To find and show a toolbar you need, simply choose View, Toolbars and then pick the toolbar you want from the list.
Picking Up The Stragglers (unlinked pages)
It’s important to know which pages of your Web site aren’t linked up to other pages. After all, a visitor to your site isn’t going to be able to see a page if there’s no way to link to it. But rather than scanning tediously through each individual page in order to find the stragglers, take this quick shortcut:
- Select View, Reports, Unlinked Files.
- From here, you’ll see a list of all the files that need to be linked up with their cousins on the site.