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04-25-2005, 03:47 PM #1missmanaGuest
Dreamweaver: How to create FRAMESETS
I tried setting up a frameset in dreamweaver, but all the pages in every frame are coming up as errors.
I split the page into frames by going to Insert > Frames, then I select which nested Frame to use. Once I do that, I go to each of the Frames and try to open a document to be displayed by going to File > Open in Frame, and then I select the file.
When I push F12 to view, "THEN PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" in all Frames!
Can someone please help me???
Help! I've been Framed
04-25-2005, 07:24 PM #2JeffEDHGuest
First of all, Welcome to WHC missmana! Its nice to have you and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Now, to your frameset problem. Its easiest in Dreamweaver to create a frameset from the pre-existing framesets they have defined already. You should use this option if you have not created your web page yet or if it is fairly simple to recreate it in the frameset they provide. The reason it is nice is because they have done all the coding for interaction between the frames for you already. Follow my steps below to use this option.
- Open Dreamweaver
- Go to File and select New
- When the dialog box appears click on the Framesets tab and choose the frameset that you desire to use.
- Click the Create button in the dialoge box.
- The frameset template will appear and show a hatched line where the edges of the frames of the page are. These can be adjusted by clicking and draging the line in either direction.
- Depending on which frameset you chose, the number of frames on the page are the number of seperate pages Dreamweaver actually creates. That said, EACH frame must be saved before you can view it. Make your edits to the seperate frames, then individually save each frame with respective names to what information is in the frame (easiest to remember what is in the frame). You can save these frames by making sure the frame is active (click inside the frame box) and then go to File --> Save Frame.
- Once all your individual frames are saved, go to File and click Save All. The remaining page that is left to be saved is normally your index page (the page that brings all your frames together). Save all your files respectively and your frameset will be complete.
- When opening your frameset make sure you open the index file to edit all the frames together.
- Place the insertion point in a document.
- Do one of the following:
- Select a predefined frameset from the Insert > HTML > Frames submenu.
- In the Layout category of the Insert bar, click the drop down arrow on the Frames button, then select a predefined frameset.The frameset icons provide a visual representation of each frameset as applied to the current document. The blue area of a frameset icon represents the current document, and the white areas represent frames that will display other documents.
- Also, when you apply a frameset, Dreamweaver automatically sets up the frameset to display the current document (the document in which the insertion point is located) in one of the frames.
04-26-2005, 06:10 PM #3missmanaGuest
Thanks Jeff, I don't think I was saving everything the way I should have, so this should. You may have saved my job.
Thanks a bunch!
Originally Posted by JeffEDH
04-26-2005, 06:47 PM #4JeffEDHGuest
You are very welcome! I'm glad that I could help, feel free to ask any other questions if you have them!