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:
Create a Navigation Bar
- Open a web in Navigation View. A single "parent"
page should be visible in the blue area of the screen.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Or, select Edit|Delete from the menu bar and choose from
one of the two options:
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
- Open a web page with a navigation bar in Page View.
- 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
- 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.
- Check the Home page and Parent page boxes if those
Additional pages should be added to the navigation bar.
- Selection the Orientation and appearance by choosing
a Horizontal or Vertical layout for the links and
if they should appear as Buttons or Text.
- Click OK when finished.