Getting Frontpage Express
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Sadly Microsoft withdrew Frontpage express from the install of Internet Explorer 5.5 upward.
If you're looking at this web page using an older version of Microsoft® Internet explorer (version 3, 4 or 5.0) or have installed up from these, chances are you already have Frontpage express on your system (it's part of these versions standard install). If not you may be able to add it to your installation.
We'll look at check for Frontpage express first then move on to how you might install it if you haven't got it
Alternatively you might want to consider using Netscape's still supported web editor, composer, instead. (See more about this in our netscape tutorials)
(1) Checking for Frontpage Express
To see if its there click on Start on your desktop. Look in Programs and and find an expanding folder called usually Internet explorer (not the Internet explorer icon itself). In here should be Frontpage express.
(NOTE - The Internet explorer folder may be in other folders)
If this fails try the following to see if Frontpage express is on the system. Firstly from the Start menu select Find then Files and Folders. Scan your hard drives for fpxpress.exe. If that fails when looking at a webpage on Internet explorer click on the black arrow to the right of the edit button
If these fail you probably don't have the program installed.
If you have a version of internet explorer before 5.5 (i.e. not internet explorer 6 or 5.5), you can use the add/remove program option to add it in.(please note we don't recommend,endorse or take any liability if you install any software, add-ons or upgrades mentioned on this site you do so at your own risk).
Go to Control Panel (Start -> Settings -> ). Select add/remove programs (1) select Microsoft Internet explorer and (2) click add remove.
You should be presented with a menu like this (if not hit cancel and do not carry on!)
Select add a component and follow instructions.(note this won't give you the option to install Frontpage express if your using IE 5.5 or higher)
(2) SUGGESTIONS HOW TO GET FRONTPAGE EXPRESS IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT
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Since microsoft withdrew Frontpage express, we have had alot of emails asking how to get and install it.
We've also recieved a lot of suggestion here are the main ones
They seem to fall into 3 camps
(1) Back installing Internet explorer from earlier version
(2) Taking Frontpage express install files from earlier verions of IE (usually from old Cover CDs)
(3) Prepared versions that self install
We don't endorse any of the solutions listed as they may not work or cause problems with your PC. We're also a bit wary about downloads from the internet so be careful.
However we used one and we've Frontpage express back on a windows XP machine with some gliches.
One problem is the templates don't appear to work (if
you've any thoughts on this or anything else related - email
These here are some suggestions and sites that might help
AccessFP has a useful set of ideas
We've had alot of email recommending the advice and download version of Frontpage Express at (recently moved- check under downloads)
With most of these solutions you don't get the FPE helpfiles if you simply just install You will need to move the file is Fpxpress.chm (a compressed html help file) to C:\Windows\Help in order to work.
So you can just use windows explorer to move the file or use something like WinZip and extract it to that folder.
Once it is there, F1 and the Help in the toolbar will work.
If you have any more ideas or solutions or problems with the above please let us know.
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