How to embed a Flash animation into Microsoft Frontpage 2003

Adding a Flash animation to Microsoft Frontpage 2003 is a snap. By following these simple steps, you will be up and running in no time at all and impressing all of your visitors with your talents.

First create your Flash animation. Save the Flash animation to your website directory, preferably to the root or a sub directory of the website.

1. Open Frontpage.

2. Select the HTML page into which you want to insert the animation, or start from scratch and open a new page.

3. Save the HTML file to your website directory.

4. In Microsoft Frontpage 2003, Choose 'Insert | Picture | Movie in Flash Format' from the menu bar and select the file. It will look like this in the page:

Insert Flash into Frontpage

5. Right click on the Flash animation in the page, select 'Play Movie in Flash Format', which will play it in design mode without switching views.

Import Flash into Frontpage

6. Right click on the Flash animation and select 'Movie in Flash Format Properties' which will allow you to change the size, transparency, background colors and quality of the movie from the 'Appearance' tab.

7. The 'General' properties tab lets you specify whether the animation can loop, auto play or to show a menu on the file when it's viewed on the web.

Putting Flash into Frontpage

8. Save the page and publish the files to your remote server.

9. There you have it, a simple way to add a lively animation to your website with Frontpage.