New Microsoft FrontPage Knowledge Base Articles

New Knowledge Base Articles


A scripting function does not work when you use FrontPage 2003 to insert a Web page into an existing Web page


Posted – 11/10/2005


You receive a “The folder ‘URL’ isn’t accessible” error message when you use FrontPage 2003 to open a subsite


Posted – 14/10/2005


You receive an error message when you use FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 to add roles to the Web site
FrontPage Server Extensions


Posted – 10/10/2005

Free Three Nested Table Layout Template with Cascading Style Sheet

Free Nested Table Template with CSS


Essential Designs


I was asked to make a CSS sheet for a nested table template, and I offered it for free to my FrontPage List Then I was asked for permission to link to the template. Since the graphics used were not mine I decided make the template a more permanent offering and the results can be seen at the Essential Designs link above. The Nested Table Template with a Cascading Style Sheet included is free to use for personal and business websites. Please read the user terms included.

Office 2003 Service Pack 2 – FrontPage Issues

Issues that are fixed in FrontPage 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2


Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. Office 2003 SP2 contains security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP2 were previously released in Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in separate updates. Office 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.


Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base
Office 2003 SP2 also fixes the following FrontPage 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.



  • Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base  –  Office 2003 SP2 also fixes the following FrontPage 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

  • The FrontPg.exe process continues to run after you quit FrontPage 2003 – You open FrontPage 2003 with an add-in that catches PageWindowEx events. When you quit FrontPage 2003, the FrontPg.exe process continues to run.

  • The Insert Table dialog box does not fit the 800 x 600 screen resolution – When you try to insert a table on a page in FrontPage 2003, the Insert Table dialog box does not fit on the screen. This issue occurs if the screen resolution is set to 800 x 600.

  • An interactive button can be dropped into a shared border – If you try to insert an interactive button when the insertion point is inside a shared border, the Interactive Button command is not available on the Insert menu. This behavior is expected. However, if you insert an interactive button on a Web page and then drag the button into a shared border, the button unexpectedly drops into the shared border.

  • The second row of a Data View does not contain any data – When you insert a Data View of a .xml file that contains rows of data, the second row of the Data View does not contain any data.

  • The underline for a hyperlink is not displayed correctly in Internet Explorer – You insert a hyperlink in a Web page in FrontPage 2003. Then, you click the Underline button to remove the underline for the hyperlink. When you view the Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the underline for the hyperlink is not displayed as expected.

  • You cannot use the Positioning toolbar to adjust the width and the height of an image – When you try to use the Positioning toolbar to adjust the width and the height of an image, the width and the height are not changed.

  • You cannot press CTRL and then click an item to cancel the selection of an item in Folder List view – In the Folder List view of a FrontPage 2003 Web page, you press CTRL and then click to select multiple items. If you press CTRL and then click an item to cancel the selection of the last item that you selected, the selection of the item is not canceled. If you press DELETE, all pages that were selected are deleted.

  • A script unexpectedly runs on a page that contains a Data View when the Allow Rich HTML feature is disabled
    Consider the following scenario. You open a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web site in FrontPage 2003. Additionally, you add a multiline text box to a list and then click to clear the Allow Rich HTML check box. If you add the list as a Data View in the SharePoint Services Web site and then add a script to the Data View, the script unexpectedly runs when you open the Web page in a Web browser.

  • Saving a Web page that has many Web components takes longer than expected – When you save a Web page that contains many Web components, the save operation takes longer to complete than expected.

  • An invalid WebPartZone ID is created when you insert a Web Part Zone in a Windows SharePoint Services Web site

  • The attributes of duplicate code tags are saved with the same attributes on an ASP page – When you save an ASP page that contains duplicate code tags that have similar attributes in FrontPage 2003, the duplicate code tags are saved with the same attributes.

  • You cannot select New Turkish Lira for a currency column in a Windows SharePoint Services site – When you use FrontPage 2003 to change the currency in a currency column that appears on a page in a Windows SharePoint Services site, the only choice for Turkish currency is Turkish Lira. New Turkish Lira is not available.

  • A Web page that has a custom SQL statement opens with errors in a Web browser – You create a Web page that contains a custom SQL statement in FrontPage 2003. When you open the Web page in a Web browser, the Web page opens with errors.

  • You receive a WCAG warning message when you check a Web site for accessibility errors in FrontPage 2003 – When you check a Web site for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Priority 1 and Priority 2 accessibility errors and warnings, you receive an error message that is similar to the following error message: Warning (WCAG 7.3) : Avoid moving content or allow users to control the movement.This problem may occur if a Web page contains a script that uses the <script runat=”server”></script> tags.

  • You receive an error message after you explicitly associate a form label with a form control – When you explicitly associate a form label with a form control in the HTML code of a Web page, you receive the following error message: Explicitly associate labels with form controls. Consider using <label> with the “for” attribute within your form.

  • FrontPage 2003 stops responding when you try to create a new WebDav Web site – You try to create a new WebDav Web site in Remote Web Site view in FrontPage 2003. When you click Yes to create the new Web site, FrontPage 2003 stops responding (hangs).

  • You cannot find the text in a table when you search the selected page in FrontPage 2003 – You select a page of a Web site in Folder view. Additionally, the page contains text in a table. When you look for the text in the table on the selected page, you cannot find the text.

  • You receive error messages when you check a Web site for accessibility if XML 6.0 is installed – When you check a Web site for accessibility, you receive the following error messages: Runtime Error! In unhandled win32 exception occurred in devenv.exe [2792]. Problem occurs if Microsoft XML 6.0 is installed on the computer. Note The accessibility check in FrontPage 2003 uses Microsoft XML 4.0 or Microsoft XML 5.0.

  • An accessibility check stops without errors on a page that contains a <!CDATA[]> tag – When you check the pages of a Web site for accessibility, the accessibility check stops without errors on a page that contains a <!CDATA[]> tag. Therefore, the page that contains the <!CDATA[]> tag and all the pages that follow are not checked for accessibility. When you use FrontPage 2003, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:  Microsoft Office FrontPage has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here. When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature.

Mals e-commerce Cart Shows the way to Good Practices

Good practices from Mal’s e-commerce free online cart


When doing some research into using payment methods for a new site of mine that will be selling my artwork. I was testing out Mal’s e-commerce a free online cart. I noticed the code generated by the online button maker would not validate.


When I see something not quite right I always email the webmaster, in this case Mal Stewart and informed him of the problem. I did not expect an answer, and if I got one, it would probably be in a week. Even if I got a reply I expected a polite brush off. However, that was not the case here. Not only did Mal answer my post in a timely fashion, he told me he had already altered the generating code as a result of my post to him. Is that good service for a free product or what? What’s more Mal supports good practices. I can highly recommend his Cart and services.