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Creating A New Index Page In Front Page

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7:20 pm on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a very large website that I have published in Front Page because I do not know HTML. Because of some problems on the index page, I'd like to create a new index page without disturbing the internal information on the site.
After creating the new index page in the background, can I simply SAVE it AS the same name, index.htm?

I am so afraid that I will lose everything by messing with the index page.


10:08 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sure, I don't see any problem with that.

While you're at it you might want to start working in the split screen mode. It's a great way to get a handle on what html code FP is generating and a good start to learning it.

10:21 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Make a copy of the original and keep it safe.


2:34 am on Feb 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Rocky, done that many times. Create a new page and name it index2.htm (or .html. Be sure to match what you are using now).

When you have it the way you want, delete index.htm and rename index2.htm to index.htm.

Be sure to save a copy like zooloo said just to be on the safe side.

2:34 pm on Feb 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great information!

Thank you.


7:24 pm on Feb 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I like that idea. I do have one question. Can I created my second index page under index2.htm and when I am finished with the new design of index2.htm, then simply "Save As" index.htm, without actually deleting the first index.htm before I saving the new one as index.htm? I am very uncomfortable with totally deleting my index page before saving a new one as that same name. It seems like it could possibly interfere with the publishing process if it is completely deleted for a while before re-entering a new one.


11:27 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, you can overwite the existing page if you prefer to do it that way. The result will be the same.
9:09 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, very much.



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