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HOW TO: Create Banner Ads using Banner Ad Manager in FrontPage 2000

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The Banner Ad Manager is a component that uses transition effects and displays a series of pictures for a given number of seconds. Banner ads may be used as advertisement banners or simply to display a series of pictures.

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.

Creating a Banner Advertisement in FrontPage 2000

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

    NOTE: You can also select a picture 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.
  5. In the Select File dialog box, select the picture you want and then click OK.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each picture you want to use in the banner.
  7. In the Transition Effect drop-down list, click the transition effect you want to use.
  8. In the "Show each picture for (seconds)" box, type the number of seconds that each picture should display in the banner ad.
  9. In the Link To box, type the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the page you want to open when the picture is clicked in a Web browser. Or, click Browse, select the file or URL you want, and then click OK.
  10. Click OK.
  11. On the File menu, click Save.
  12. 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: Each of the pictures 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 pictures, the browser will open the Web page or file you specified in the Link To box.

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For more information about Banner Ad Manager, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type banner in the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 173438.

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Article ID : 196546
Revision : 1
Created on : 10/27/2002
Published on : 10/27/2002
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