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Need info/help with Frontpage 2003 and Visio 2003


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pdm

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To start with, I am not a professional web designer or programmer...everything I've learned I've self-taught or picked up via trial and error. Right now I have an error and I'm not sure of the software capabilities...so before I beat my head against a wall indefinitely, I thought I'd ask. :tazz:

The Scenario:

I am working on redesigning a department's space on the corporate intranet. I have 14 new flowcharts created in Visio 2003 with various requirements for interactivity. We have had difficulty taking these from test stage to uploading on the corporate server, mainly a relative vs absolute addressing problem. We have managed to fix this, by setting the interactivity and adding hotlinks directly using Visio, and then "Saving it as a webpage" from Visio. There are several options on how to save; we have selected one that, because of the need for interactivity and the addressing problem, cannot be changed (i.e. we can't save it as a .gif and re-hotlink etc.). The way we save it has two frames, one a navigation pane and one the diagram pane. The entire thing is set up by Visio and I'm not willing (or feel experienced enough) to touch it.

The Issue:

The rest of the website I've redesigned is built around a javascript drop menu system. I started off trying to make it work in frames, but the drop menu disappears when in the frame. I have since learned that you can't work a drop menu across a frame, so that's fine...using FrontPage 2003 I've designed a spiffy "Dynamic Web Template" that hosts the javascript menu, and all the other nifties created. It's working just fine on every page. Except the ones with frames, aka the Visio ones (which of course are the ones we *really* need uploaded and interactive).

The Question:

Is there any way to get the dynamic web template to work with frames? My gut instinct is that it can't, but I don't know for sure. And if not, anyone have any suggestions?

HELP!

Thank you in advance!
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Is there anyway you can upload an example for us to look at. just to get a better visual of the problem . a working page and a non-working page (problem page).

here is a link For menus accross frames. but as i said im not sure this is what your trying to accomplish.
http://dhtml-menu.co...s/menu2296.html

If you can get a page that we can look at you probley get a better response.


Thanks DFX
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Okay thanks for all your help. My contract is ending with the company in less than a month and they've finally understood that they need a proper web designer and coder in to finish this and let me get on with what I was hired to do...which is writing. :tazz:

So they're hiring a consultant and contracting out this work. The best part is, though, that I learned enough to make my own website for personal/business use.

Thanks again, and see you around. ;)
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