FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations

Subject: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations
From: Cheryle Wiese <cjwiese -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:12:10 PST

Hi Techwhirlers,

I'm in danger of either pulling all of my hair out, or tossing my
monitor through the window, so here's my cry for help:

I'm breaking our product manuals into logical and digestible "chunks"
and converting the (Word) docs to HTML using FrontPage Beta '98. Then
they are placed on the corporate Intranet site for access by our field
sales team. We have FrontPage '98 on order, but until then I'm stuck
with using the Beta version.

I'm encountering a lot of problems with trying to work with the HTML
code through FrontPage. When I make changes to the code (like deleting
those annoying </p> tags), deleting excessive tags (<b><b><b><b><b>), or
even making *my* HTML additions in ALL CAPS (I prefer doing this as it
sets the tags apart from the text) FrontPage ignores my changes and
reverts back to it's own ugly code. (Yes, I hit the "save" button.)

I've never used an HTML editor before, and am not sure that I like it.
However, I have a LOT of docs to convert, and using FrontPage does speed
things up. Our company is also very "pro FrontPage."

Do others share my frustrations? Is this a function of using an HTML
editor, or is just because I'm working with a Beta version? Does the
released version of FrontPage '98 allow for more control over the HTML?

Any advice would be appreciated. If there's enough interest, I will
summarize to the list.

Cheryle Wiese
cjwiese -at- hotmail -dot- com

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