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FP98: How to Create Banner Ads using Banner Ad Manager

Article ID: 173438

Article Last Modified on 12/1/2000


  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173438


One of the new features in Microsoft FrontPage 98 is the Banner Ad Manager. The Banner Ad Manager is a FrontPage Component that uses transition effects and displays a series of images for a given number of seconds. Banner ads may be used as advertisement banners or simply to display a series of images.


The Banner Ad Manager relies on compiled Java files called ".class" files. These files (fprotate.class and fprotatx.class) are stored in the _fpclass folder of the current Web. The files are downloaded and executed by the browser (client- side). They are viewable only in Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 3.0, or later and other Java-enabled Web browsers.

To create a banner advertisement in FrontPage 98, follow these steps:

  1. In FrontPage Editor, create or open a Web page.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Active Elements, and then click Banner Ad Manager.
  3. In the Banner Ad Manager dialog box, click Add.
  4. In the "Add Image for Banner Ad" dialog box, click "Select a file on your computer."

NOTE: You can also select an image by clicking "Use your Web Browser to select a page or file," by clicking Clip Art, or by selecting a file from one of the folders in the current Web.

  1. In the Select File dialog box, select the image you want and then click OK.
  2. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each image you want to use in the banner.
  3. Under Transition, in the Effect list, click the transition effect you want to use.
  4. In the "Show each image for (seconds)" box, type the number of seconds that each image should display in the banner ad.
  5. In the Link To box, type the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the page you want to open when the image is clicked in a Web browser. Or, click Browse, select the file or URL you want, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Save.
  8. Click the Preview In Browser button on the Standard toolbar to see a preview of how the banner will appear in your Web browser.

NOTE: Some images may not function correctly with the Banner Ad Manager. If you cannot get your image to work, use Clipart or another image.

NOTE: Each of the images you selected in the Banner Ad Manager dialog box should appear in the Web browser with the transition effect and within the time you specified. When you click one of the images, the browser will open the Web page or file you specified in the Link To box.


For more information about the Banner Ad Manager, click the Index tab in FrontPage Help, type the following text:


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Banner Ad Manager command" topic.

Additional query words: 98 Banner Ad Ads Manager

Keywords: kbinfo KB173438