The easiest way to include charts, drawings, diagrams and cartoons in your page is to copy and paste them from an Office 97 application. The Office 97 applications will convert the graphics to one of the Web formats automatically. Suppose you want to add a chart from the following Excel 97 spreadsheet into your Web page about advanced statistics:
If your video display is working in 256 colours, all you need to do to transfer this image to MS FrontPage Express is:
- Have both Excel 97 and FrontPage Express running
- Click on the chart to select the chart (you should see the 'handles' around the chart to show that it is selected)
- Select Edit | Copy from the Edit menu on the Excel menu bar
- Switch to the FrontPage Express window
- Place the text insertion point where you want the image to appear
- Select Edit | Paste from the Edit menu on the FrontPage Express menu bar
- Admire your image on the page
- Save your change to the page
You will be asked to accept a file name for the image, which is now being saved to the same directory as the Web page.
- If the file name is sensible, click to accept.
- File names with two full stops in will cause trouble if you need to transfer your Web pages to a Windows 3.1 computer, or to a Macintosh computer using an older version of PC Access.
- Just click on the Browse: button on the Save Image to a File dialog box, and change the file name to something sensible in the Save As dialog box which appears, and save the image
- Check the page in your Web browser.
You should end up with a diagram like this:
Some combinations of colour may give strange results when converting to Images in FrontPage express. The 'work around' here is simple - change the colour in Excel!