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Navigation bars created in FrontPage are a quick method for adding navigation links to all the pages in a web. The diagram below illustrates the features of creating navigation bars:

[Navigation Bar diagram]

Create a Navigation Bar

  1. Open a web in Navigation View. A single "parent" page should be visible in the blue area of the screen.
    [Create a Navigation Bar example]
  2. Add more pages to the navigation tree by dragging the file names in the Folder List onto the blue navigation window. Relation connectors will be added between the new "child" page and the parent page. Release the mouse button when the relationship between the pages is accurately represented.
    [Create a Navigation Bar example]
  3. Continue adding pages to the navigation tree. If you make a mistake, pages can always be moved to new locations on the tree by clicking and dragging them with the mouse.
    [Create a Navigation Bar example]
  4. Add a link to a page outside of the web by selecting the page the link will extend from on the navigation tree and clicking the external hyperlink button on the Navigation toolbar. Type the URL beginning with "http://" in the URL: window of the Select Hyperlink box. If the link is a e-mail address, click the e-mail button at the end of the URL line that shows the image of an envelope. Enter the e-mail address in the Create E-mail Hyperlink box and click OK.
    [Create E-mail Hyperlink window]

Deleting Pages from the Navigation Tree

Delete a page from the navigation tree by right-clicking on the page icon with the mouse and selecting Delete from the popup shortcut menu. To keep a page on the navigation tree but have it not appear on the navigation bar, select Included in Navigation Bars. The page now appears gray on the diagram.

[Deleting Pages example]

Or, select Edit|Delete from the menu bar and choose from one of the two options:

[Delete Page window]

View portions of the tree by clicking the Collapse/Expand Subtree buttons between pages. These buttons will show a minus sign (-) when the subtree can be collapsed and a plus sign (+) when the subtree is already collapsed and can be expanded. View only the subtree of a page by highlighting the page and clicking the Subtree Only button on the Navigation toolbar The entire tree structure can also be toggled between landscape and portrait by clicking the orientation button on the Navigation toolbar.

Navigation Bar Properties

  1. Open a web page with a navigation bar in Page View.
  2. Right click on the area that the navigation bar appears or, if the navigation bar has not yet been created through Shared Borders, select Insert|Navigation Bar... from the menu bar.
    [Navigation Bar Properties window]
  3. Select which pages should appear as links in the navigation bar by selecting an option from Hyperlinks to add to page. The tree image will give you a preview.
  4. Check the Home page and Parent page boxes if those Additional pages should be added to the navigation bar.
  5. Selection the Orientation and appearance by choosing a Horizontal or Vertical layout for the links and if they should appear as Buttons or Text.
  6. Click OK when finished.
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