Front page change index page?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Amanda, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Hi, I have a web page that was set up for me, and now I am using Front Page
    to edit it. The one thing I am having a problem with:
    When you type in my web address, the page that opens up (it's named
    index.htm in the front page) has a link on it to a second page (named
    residential.htm in front page) but I really want it to be the other way
    around. I want the " residential" page to be the first one it goes to, then a
    link to the other.
    Is there an easy way to fix this? I know how to create a link, that's no
    problem. But how to change which page comes first?
    Using Front Page 2003 SP3
    My web address is
    Amanda, Oct 2, 2008
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  2. Amanda

    DDW Guest

    Rename the files. Make "index.htm" be something like "page2.htm" and
    then rename "residential.htm" to "index.htm".

    Or do the same thing in FP by doing "Save As" to change the nam of the

    Make sure to update your links.

    DDW, Oct 2, 2008
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  3. Amanda

    DDW Guest

    If you do the "Save As" in FP, it will update any links for you.

    Double check them though to make sure the pages flow the way you want.

    DDW, Oct 2, 2008
  4. Amanda

    +Bob+ Guest

    Rename in Front Page is a better choice. Answer "Yes" to the question
    about updating any links. Do not rename outside of Front Page.

    FYI - the Front Page newsgroup is a better place for these questions.
    +Bob+, Oct 2, 2008
  5. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    OK, thanks, I think this worked. The program fixed the links when I changed
    the page 2 to the index page, but I did have to fix the links on the original
    index page. Now however when I go to my index page, if I choose edit with
    front page it tells me no such page exists, and I have to manually choose
    which page to edit from the explorer pane. It didn't do this before, it just
    went ahead to edit whatever page I was viewing. Hopefully this is not a
    Thaks for the advice.
    Amanda, Oct 3, 2008
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Thanls Bob, I used this method and it did fix all the links for the page 2
    that I re-named to index. I just had to fix the one link on the origianl
    index page that had pointed to the page 2 originally.
    I couldn't find the Front Page newsgroup, could you direct me to it?
    Thank for your response.
    Amanda, Oct 3, 2008
  7. Amanda

    +Bob+ Guest

    I've seen the "edit page" feature work and not work in various
    versions of FP, MSIE, and Windows. It does not seem to have any impact
    anywhere else. I'd suggest starting Front Page, opening the web, and
    working from there at all times.
    +Bob+, Oct 3, 2008
  8. Amanda

    +Bob+ Guest

    +Bob+, Oct 3, 2008
  9. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    OK, thanks, I'll try that. I'm so new to editing my own page, that even
    simple things can elude me. ;-)
    Amanda, Oct 3, 2008
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