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    New pages (FrontPage 2000)

    Not too sure how to describe this. I am the webmistress of a large site, built in FrontPage. With most of the pages, when you click on a hyperlink, it will change the browswer page into another one. However, with some, it will create a new page. So you can never use the "back" button. I checked all the settings but can't find what I did wrong. Please help...

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    Re: New pages (FrontPage 2000)

    Right_click the Hyperlink and select Hyperlink Properties >
    At the bottom right you will see "Target frame" >
    Click the pencil icon to change it:
    "Same Frame" will open the new page in the same window
    "New window" will open a new window...
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    Re: New pages (FrontPage 2000)

    A web link is an 'anchor' flag.

    ie, a link to go to microsoft.com, with the text 'M$' would look like this (without the spaces (need spaces after < and before >, so the lounge posts it.))
    < a href="http://www.microsoft.com" >M$< /a >

    The href property is the URL the link goes to. The text between the < a > and the < /a > is what is displayed to the user. Now, there is a property called 'target', which tells the browser WHERE to open the href's URL. _blank is the target property used to open a link in a new window. Thus, the link above would look like this if you want the link to open in a new page.

    < a href="http://www.microsoft.com" target="_blank" >M$< /a >

    By default, if there is no target argument, it uses _self, which means the URL opens in the current window.

    I know this is all technical, but you said that you are the web'mistress' of a LARGE site. Going to each link, and changing them one by one, with the FrontPage GUI is going to take time. If, however, you use the Find/Replace feature, and tell it to look in the HTML, you can just replace 'target="_blank"' with '' (an empty/blank string). Then tell it to replace all, and whalla, every link on your site should open in the same browser window. (You can also have it go through one by one...still faster then the GUI method, but now that you know the basics of the anchor flag, you should be able to 'identify' what a link is (text and URL), to make a judgement from the HTML instead of having to switch to normal or preview.

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    Re: New pages (FrontPage 2000)

    Don't worry about being too technical. Those of us on the side lines obtain new insites as well.
    Thank you.

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    Re: New pages (FrontPage 2000)

    Good point. I am just a little leary of going a little overboard in an explanation....sometimes it can get overwhelming when you already have a daunting task ahead! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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