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pixel Blip, Ms. Grzlber has a question. She wants to know how the students edited and previewed their Web project. [Psst. I told you she would ask that question.]

blip[Shhh. She can hear us, Pixel.] Great question, Ms. Grzlber! Making sure everything was spelled right was a snap with FrontPage 2000's spell check feature. The students simply looked for words that were underlined with a squiggly, red line and corrected them. Pixel, can you explain how the students previewed their Web site?

pixel Thanks, pal. Umm... To check how everything would look to their Web site visitors, the class used the Preview in Browser feature. They simply clicked a button and FrontPage 2000 let them view their site in a real Web browser.

blip Don't forget to mention, Pixel, that not all visitors use the same Web browser. Some use Explorer, while others use Navigator. Some people use the latest versions, but others have older versions installed on their computers. FrontPage 2000 helped Mr. Clark's class design a Web site that was compatible with specific browsers.


    Once you've started a Web site in FrontPage 2000, it's a good idea to see how it looks in an Internet browser.

    To preview your Web site in your browser:

    1) Click the Preview in Browser button on the Standard toolbar. Your computer opens a browser with your Web page in it.

Check out your web page in a real browser.

    Not everyone uses the same Internet browser. Some people use Microsoft Internet Explorer, while others use Netscape Navigator. Some people have the latest versions of the browser programs, while others have older versions.

    FrontPage 2000 can add a lot of cool features to a Web page - but they don't work on all browsers. Sometimes, Web pages that include certain features will not even appear in some browser versions. It's a good idea to decide - right from the start - which version of which browser you are developing your Web site for. Once you make your decision, FrontPage 2000 will only include features that work with the browser you have chosen.

    To choose which browser version to design your Web page for:

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

Select Page Options from the Tools menu.

    2) Click the Compatibility tab.

    3) Click the Browsers drop-down box and select a browser name.

Which browser will you design for?

    4) Click the Browser Versions drop-down box and select a version. You can see that certain features become disabled when you choose different versions.

Which version of the browser?

    5) Click OK on the Page Options dialog box.

    TIP: It's easy to check which version browser you are using. Simply open your browser, then select About from the Help menu.



    Background Spell Checking keeps the spell checker running in the background at all times. When you make a spelling error, FrontPage 2000 places a squiggly red line under the misspelled word. You may have seen this same feature in Word.

    To correct a word that is spelled incorrectly:

    1) Right-click on the word that is underlined by the red, squiggly line. A drop-down box appears, containing correctly spelled words similar to the misspelled one.

Select a correctly spelled version of the word.

    2) Click on the correct spelling of the word.

    To turn off the Check Spelling as You Type feature:

    1) Click Tools on the Menu bar, and then choose Page Options.

    2) Click the Spelling tab.

    3) Remove the checkmark in the check-box next to Check spelling as you type.

Turn off the Check Spelling as You Type feature.

    4) Click OK on the Page Options dialog box.