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Microsoft KB Archive/174082

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FP98: Why Web Does Not Look Like Theme Preview

Article ID: 174082

Article Last Modified on 10/5/2001


  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174082

For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 197997.


This article explains what Themes view is and how it works with existing Web content in Microsoft FrontPage 98.


FrontPage 98 themes can be previewed in the Theme Preview window when you switch to Themes view in FrontPage Explorer. This preview is drawn to show you all the different layout and component possibilities within a particular theme. Applying a theme to your Web does not automatically add all of the components shown in the preview to your Web pages.

A theme does not define the location of navigation bars, the layout of a page, the template on which a page is based, or the structure of the Web. These are all different features that work closely together, but they are not specifically part of a theme. A theme simply alters the appearance of certain elements on the page. Not all of those elements shown in the Theme preview may appear on each page.

For example, navigation bars are not automatically added to your page if they are not on your page before you apply a theme. And, text will not be formatted automatically in the Heading 1 style if this formatting was not applied to your text before you applied the theme.

A theme is simply a definition of colors and graphics that enhance the look and feel of your Web site by creating uniformity. The bullets, horizontal lines, navigation controls, and font options are applied to the whole Web automatically.

Some settings, such as the background properties of a page, become unavailable when you apply a theme. For additional information about these settings, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173421 FP98: How to Change Page Formatting When Using Themes

In order to get the navigation bars, page banners, and other components shown in the Theme preview, you have to add them to the page. For additional information about inserting banners and navigation bars, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

179060 FP98: How to Work With Navigation Bars

174421 FP98: What are Page Banners?

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