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pixel The class was almost ready to put their Web report on the Internet. But first, they had to make sure everything was working.

blipThe kids used a series of FrontPage 2000 reports to check their Web site. One report told them if their hyperlinks went to the right place and if any of them were broken.

pixel Another report checked for slow pages. After all, no one should make visitors wait too long for a page to load!

blip A few students added new pages at the last minute. One girl wanted to add her prediction that whales would grow feet and become pets for people with really big yards! So just before launch day, Mr. Clark used the Recently Added Files report to check that everyone's work was there.




 


    You'll need to make sure all your hyperlinks work before your Web site goes live on the Internet.

    To check and fix broken links:

    1) Click the Reports button on the View Toolbar. The Site Summary page appears.

    2) On the Reports toolbar, click the Verify Hyperlinks button. FrontPage 2000 checks hyperlinks that you have made to other Web sites. (Note: FrontPage 2000 may prompt you to connect to the Internet so it can verify outside links.)

Check your WWW links.

    3) In the Name column of the Site Summary table, locate the Broken hyperlinks row. If you have broken links, a number appears in the Count column. If you don't have any broken links, the number "0" appears in the Count column.

Check for bad links.

    4) Double-click the Broken hyperlink row. The Broken Hyperlinks page appears.

    5) To fix a broken link, double-click the broken hyperlink. The Edit Hyperlink dialog box appears.

    6) Type the correct hyperlink into the Replace Hyperlink With box. You can also click the Browse box and select a file.

Change the Web address or file name.

    7) Click the Change in All Pages radio button.

    8) Click the Replace button.



 

 


 

    When a Web page contains a lot of pictures and effects, it may take a long time for it to download onto your visitor's computer. If you have a slow page, you may want to take out some of the graphics - because, otherwise, your visitors may not want to wait.

    To check for slow pages:

    1) Click the Reports button on the View Toolbar. The Site Summary page appears.

    2) In the Name column of the Site Summary table, locate the Slow pages row. If you have slow pages, a number appears in the Count column. If you don't have any slow pages, the number "0" appears in the Count column.

Check for pages that will 'overwhelm' your visitors.

    3) To identify which page is slow, double-click the Slow pages row. The Slow Pages table appears.



    TIP: In general, any page that takes longer than 30 seconds to download (with a 28.8 modem) is considered a slow page. If you want to change this criteria, say to 20 seconds, select a new time-setting from the Reports toolbar.


 


 
    It's a good idea to make sure your most recently added files are included in your site.

    To check for recently added files:

    1) Click View on the Menu bar and choose Reports, then Recently Added files. A list of recently added files appears in Reports View.

Check for recently added files.



    TIP: FrontPage automatically defines "a recently added file" as one that was added to your site within the last 30 days. You can change this number of days. You can also change FrontPage's definition of an older page, a slow page, and the modem connection speed you assume your visitors will have.

    To change the definition of Recently Added Files:

    1) Click Tools on the Menu bar and choose Options. The Options dialog box appears.

    2) Click the Reports View tab.

    3) Type a number in the Recent Files Are Less Than box. For example: 10.

Use the spin-control or type a new number into this box.

    4) Click OK on the Options dialog box.