Beginner's Page

Hello, and thank you for visiting my Beginner's page, prepared using the tutorial on page 22 of Issue No.6 of "Web Pages made easy".

This exercise has involved getting a basic structure and deasign for my Web page using Word 97's built-in Web Wizard. The tasks were as follows:

 Starting a new page

 Running & updating the Word Wizard

 Choosing a Layout and a Style

 Changing the headline

 Adding some text

 Making a long list

 Saving my document

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Starting a new page

To create a Web page using the Word Web Wizard, I started a fresh document by clicking on File, New. The "New" dialog box was displayed with a series of "tabs", marked General, Letters & Faxes, etc. I selected the Web Pages tab.

At the first attempt the Web Pages tab didn't appear, so I closed Word and re-ran the installation program on the CD-ROM, selecting the Add/Remove option. I selected the "Web Page Authoring (HTML)" option and continued the install process to completion. There was no need to re-boot.

Running and updating the Word Wizard

Word may be used to generate many sorts of files and these categories are displayed on the tabs in the "New" dialog box. I began this Web page by clicking on the Web Pages tab and selecting the Web Page Wizard icon.

Using the Web Page Wizard for the first time, a dialogue box entitled "Connect to the Internet" asked "Would you like to access the Internet to check for a new version of Web page authoring tools?" I clicked on Yes and eventually found the correct program. The download took 4 minutes using a 56k modem.

Choosing a Layout and a Style

In response to the question "What type of Web page would you like to create?" asked by the Web Wizard, I chose the Simple Layout option as it was already selected. The design of the page is altered each time a layout option is selected, without having to click on the Next button, so it's easy to make your choice from the alternatives.

After pressing the Next button, the second and final choice is presented, and the Web Wizard asks "What visual style would you like?". The style determines things like the background image and other Web page "furniture" like buttons. I chose the Elegant option, as it was already selected, and pressed Finish.

Changing the headline

Each template that the Web Wizard builds has a bundle of "dummy text" for use as a guide. I highlighted the heading, by clicking to the left of the text, and typed "Beginner's Page", which is the title.

Adding some text

Just below the title is the body text. This is the ideal location to write an introductory passage, so I selected the "dummy text" there and wrote the sentence you see under the present title.

Making a long list

The template also has a list of Contents, which I adapted. Extra items were added to the list simply by pressing Return after the last item. The bullets marking each item are small pictures, and these are automatically saved, separately from this file, in the same directory.

Saving my document

I selected Save from the File menu, or you could use the Save button on the Standard toolbar, created a new directory for these exercises called Web Pages, and saved this file as Beginner.

 

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