When I click
'Submit' nothing happens?
If you create a form, and while testing it nothing happens when
you click Submit, do the following:
Make sure that you specified a form
Right-click the form, and then click Form Properties.
your form to send information to:
in a specified folder
database (one that already exists or that FrontPage
creates for you)
custom script that you write to specify how to save your
Make sure that the button is set as a
Double-click the submit
In the Push Button
Properties dialog box, make sure that Button type is set as
Submit and not Normal or Reset.
Why The text I typed in a
form disappears when I click 'Submit'?
If the text that you type in a form disappears when you click
Submit, verify that your submit button is not set as a reset
Do the following:
Double-click the Submit button.
In the Push Button Properties dialog box,
make sure that Button type is set as Submit and not Reset.
Why File Upload
command is unavailable or appears dimmed?
When you create forms in FrontPage 2003, you may find that the
File Upload command is unavailable or appears dimmed on the Form
command, from the Insert menu. If so, any of the following could
be the cause:
For security reasons, some server administrators do not allow
you to set the properties for the File Upload command. If the
File Upload command appears dimmed, see your server
administrator or Internet service
For you to use the File Upload command, your Web site must be
located on a Web server that is running FrontPage 2002 Server
Ask your Web server administrator or ISP whether your server is
running one of these technologies.
The File Upload command is not supported on a Web site that is
hosted on a server running FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions from
Site visitors must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
or Netscape Navigator 2.0 or later to upload files by using the
File Upload command.
Why My form fields are not
When you are working on forms, if your form fields are not
displayed, verify the following:
What server technology is your Internet
service provider using?
Contact your server administrator or your
Internet service provider (ISP) and verify that one of the
following is installed on the server: FrontPage® Server
Extensions from Microsoft or SharePoint® Services (SharePoint®
Team Services from Microsoft or Microsoft Windows®
Are your form fields
contained within a form?
When you want to create a form, Microsoft
Office FrontPage inserts a rectangular area outlined with a
dashed line, into which you can add text and form fields. If
your form fields are not inside this rectangular area, they
To move a form field that is outside the
rectangular area, click the form field and then drag it
inside the dashed line.
Access form results
from a file on my Web server?
you configure your form results to be saved to a file, it is
best to use the FrontPage default folder, _private. This folder
is a hidden folder that site visitors cannot
Open the Web site, and then open the _private
This is the default folder where form results are sent. If you
configured your form to be saved to a different folder, open
An error message tells me to
contact my Webmaster
When you are working on forms, if you get an error message
telling you to contact your Webmaster, do one or more of the
Verify that your form is
Do one of the following
(depending on what kind of form it is):
-Right-click the form, and then click Form Properties.
-Double-click the form.
Check and correct the settings, as appropriate.
Check the server technology that your
Internet service provider is using
Contact your Web host or
Internet service provider (ISP)
and verify that either FrontPage® Server Extensions from
Microsoft or SharePoint Services (SharePoint® Team Services 1.0
from Microsoft or Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services) is
installed on the server.
My published guest book
pages are blank
If you have created and published a Web site that includes a
guest book, and then you later update your Web site and
republish all of your files, your guest book will be replaced by
a blank one.
To avoid that situation, publish your Web site first, and then
republish any files that contain Web components, such as guest
book forms, hit counters ,
or discussion Web sites.
(ISP: A business that provides access to the Internet for such
things as electronic mail, chat rooms, or use of the World Wide
Web. Some ISPs are multinational, offering access in many
locations, while others are limited to a specific region.).
Server Extensions: A set of programs and scripts that support
authoring in FrontPage and extend the functionality of a Web
hidden folder (hidden
folder: A folder in a Web site in FrontPage that has a name
beginning with an underscore character, as in _hidden. By
default, pages and files in hidden folders cannot be viewed in a
hit counters (Hit
Counter component: A component in FrontPage that keeps track of
the number of visitors to a World Wide Web site.)
WebBot a Web component, sometimes called a WebBot, is a dynamic
object on a Web page that is evaluated and executed when
a page is saved or, in some cases, opened in a Web
browser. The Date and Time component and the Table of
Contents for This Web Site component are examples of
FrontPage Web components.
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