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2001 issue will be all
about creating and using Multimedia in FrontPage-based Web sites.
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This months issue
Welcome to this edition about how Microsoft®
FrontPage® is helping educators create great learning web sites.
Also, you will find more information on powerful new features in FrontPage®
version 2002. Be sure to visit us on the Web at:
WORLD FALL 2001
October 1st thru 5th the world's largest e-business and Internet technology
event takes place at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The
Internet World Fall event puts all the latest Internet business solutions at
your fingertips. More at:
This month we are pleased to announce the new dotSmart initiative Profile Center
where you can tell us about your online business and receive guidance, ecommerce
solutions information, and special offers. Visit the Profile Center today and
enter to win a one year subscription to weekly security and performance
monitoring of an individual site for your business from Netcraft, and a Canon
digital camera for yourself at:
AND AMAZON.COM HELP YOUR WEB SITE EARN ITS KEEP
Amazon.com, the leading Internet retailer, has a new Associates Program to
reward you for referring customers who buy FrontPage 2002 at Amazon. When you sign up for the Amazon Associates Program and
choose one of three "Buy FrontPage 2002 here" logos to place on your
Web site, you are also eligible for a US
$10.00 certificate good toward your next purchase from the Amazon.com software
store. For details see:
COMING TO YOUR CITY
STARTING AUGUST 2001
The Microsoft.NET Developer training tour is an intense two-day training course
to provide developers basic skills for building XML Web services and
applications with Visual Studio® .NET technologies. The step-by-step
training includes 16 modules covering all areas of .NET development. To register
you must select “New Registration Using RSVP Code” on the registration. Find
out more at:
To register use this RSVP Code:
SCHOOL CASE STUDY
A Dallas-area landmark, Greenhill School teaches more than 1,200 elementary and
high-school students. And it employs more than 200 staff members within four
educational divisions. Challenged by a sprawling academic campus, the
college-prep school’s Internet and intranet sites offer students, faculty, and
staff vital links to information and to each other.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
In the far eastern reaches of the Evergreen State, the Spokane campus of
Washington State University (WSU) serves approximately 550 students. The
school’s academic programs include engineering, health sciences, design
disciplines, and technology management—all with a special emphasis on meeting
the needs of working professionals who may be juggling school and family.
DATABASE POWER WHITE PAPER
Now, with FrontPage version 2002, you can perform key database tasks like taking
form information from your Web site and entering it directly into a database,
displaying database content on a Web page, or adding, editing and deleting
database records directly from a Web interface. You can also use FrontPage 2002
to create reports from that data with custom ASP pages designed specifically for
you. Find out how at:
FRONTPAGE 2000 DATABASE
FrontPage 2000 offers a wider array of built-in database functionality than
earlier versions of FrontPage. Here is a list of commonly-used FrontPage 2000
Knowledge Base articles on database-related topics at:
VERSION 2002 INSIDE OUT
Learn about FrontPage 2002, set up your own Web server, add text-search
capabilities, animate page objects, use SharePoint™ Team Services (book with a
CD-ROM containing Microsoft Add-ins, tutorial, sample macros and code) at:
WEB DEVELOPER PROFILE
Meet Ed Ritchie, Webmaster for the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook B.C.
Canada, and find out what’s involved in developing and managing a complex
college FrontPage-based Web at:
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
Here are some education related standouts:
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
DATA ONLINE WITH WEBCHARTS3D
WebCharts 3D Enterprise Edition from GreenPoint, Inc. of New York, is a data
visualization package providing a wide range of 2- and 3-dimensional charts,
grids, and heat maps. The product is fully integrated with Microsoft FrontPage
versions 2000/2002 and allows retrieval of data from almost any data source
while using XML as the native format for all presentation and data elements.
There’s a free evaluation copy at the company's home page:
SALESCART PRO 3.0
With over 60 new features, some never before seen in a shopping cart software
solution, you should look at SalesCart PRO 3.0 from ComCity Corporation.
SalesCart PRO 3.0 has its own built-in FrontPage ToolBar and step-by-step Web
Wizard allowing you to create an online auction site, support over 7 different
shipping modes, handle coupon discounting, offer single click checkout system
customization, and more. Find out about SalesCart PRO 3.0 at:
BOOKSTORE SAVES TIME THANKS TO FRONTPAGE AND STOREFRONT
University of Northern Iowa students are avoiding lines when buying books this
semester by turning to the web. With the help of Microsoft FrontPage and
StoreFront e-commerce software from LaGarde, Inc., the University of Northern
Iowa's University Book & Supply store is selling textbooks, software,
clothing and other supplies online. Students can even use the customized search
engine to easily find books for specific classes by course and section number.
Check it out at:
TIPS AND TRICKS
HYPERLINKS IN PHOTO GALLERY CAPTIONS
You can use the Photo Gallery feature in FrontPage version 2002 to quickly
create a faculty staff directory on your school Web site. By adding captions and
descriptions below each picture with Hyperlinks within each caption, students
can jump to a teacher’s schedule and contact, course or special activities
In FrontPage 2002, when a Photo Gallery is created, folders and a number of
files are automatically created by FrontPage. You can edit one of these files,
named “real.htm”, to add custom Hyperlinks within your Photo Gallery.
To create captions or descriptions below your images and make Hyperlinks in
them, open a new page and create a new photo gallery or open a page with an
existing gallery in FrontPage 2002, and do the following:
1. Right-click anywhere on the photo gallery in Normal view and
select Photo Gallery Properties.
2. To add captions and descriptions to images in your gallery, select an image
from the list under the Add button.
3. Add text in the Caption: and Description: text areas, for the
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, then click OK for each image and save the page.
5. After FrontPage saves the page, in Folder List view, look for the
folder named "Photogallery", open it and open the folder inside
named "PhotoXXX" (where XXX is a random number).
6. Inside PhotoXXX, double click the file, “real.htm” to open
it in Page view.
Note: Do not edit any other .htm files in the “PhotoXXX”
7. Select the text under an image, right-click it, and select Hyperlink…
in the dropdown menu.
8. In Insert Hyperlink create a hyperlink, click OK and save the
And for more tips on how to use FrontPage 2000 and 2002, go to: http://www.microsoftfrontpage.com/content/TipsAndTricks/TipsAndTricks.htm
JOIN THE WPD PROGRAM
BE AN INTERNATIONAL WEB PRESENCE DEVELOPER FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE
the Web Presence Developers (WPD) Program for Microsoft FrontPage has expanded
world wide. This program helps Microsoft's customers all over the world find
professionals to help them create and manage FrontPage-based Web sites. To learn
more and apply for membership, go to:
You can fine-tune your Photo
Gallery layout in FrontPage 2002 by adjusting thumbnail sizes and reordering the
images themselves using Photo Gallery Properties. Right-click anywhere on the
photo gallery in Normal view and select Photo Gallery Properties.
FRONTPAGE USER GROUPS
Find out about User Groups and some pointers on how to start your own at:
Now you can check out FrontPage news groups directly from your browser
without opening a news group reader! Try it out at:
To find out more about or
get help accessing a FrontPage newsgroup check out:
2000 FOR ONLINE TEACHING
Save hours of development time creating training or education webs with
easyT 2000 from Global Presence Pty. Limited. The easyT Online Subject Wizard
works in conjunction with Microsoft FrontPage 2000 to create a tailored subject
web structure in less than one minute. And the first 100 people to download and
purchase easyT 2000 will receive a FREE UPGRADE to the upcoming easyT 2002:
UP TO 34% ON E-COMMERCE ESSENTIALS WITH FRONTPAGE 2002
With this hands-on guide, E-Commerce Essentials with Microsoft FrontPage
Version 2002, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the commerce-ready tools
built into FrontPage. From setting up a cart-and-checkout system to delivering
top-notch customer care, you get easy-to-follow steps, checklists, and expert
recommendations to make for a successful venture at:
10% OFF PDG SHOPPING CART 2002
PDG Software Inc. releases PDG Shopping Cart 2002 this month. This new
version features a PDG Component for Microsoft FrontPage 2002. The web design
component in this latest version of PDG Shopping Cart offers a whole range of
new features for FrontPage users. Through October 31, 2001, Microsoft FrontPage
users can receive 10% off the purchase price of PDG Shopping Cart 2002 at:
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