Shared borders are a great way to include duplicated content on all the pages of your site using Microsoft FrontPage. This way, you only need to edit the borders in one location to have every page of your site changed. You can use these borders for things like navigation, copyright notices, your company logo, contact information, and much more.
- Open the Web site you want to convert to use shared borders. It helps if you do this at the very beginning of creating your site, but you can do it at any time.
- In the "Format" menu, click on "Shared Borders..."
- If you want to affect only the current page, click "Current page", otherwise click "All pages".
- Choose the borders you would like - top, left, right, and bottom.
- Click on "Border Properties..." to change the look and feel of the borders. You can change the background color and the background images used.
- Click OK twice to get back to your Web page. You can then change the content of those borders right on your Web page.
- Typically, the bottom border is used for copyright and contact links. The left border is used for navigation and the top border is used for logos.
- Be sure to delete the comment text once you've created your borders.
- You can put anything that you would put in a normal Web page in your borders.
- The borders work on non-Windows browsers and Web servers (this is not a FrontPage extensions tool).
- You can change the global borders by changing them on any one page on your site.
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