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i used to be able to preview all my pages to see how everything will work know when i press poreview it just sits there. I have to upload to the internet server then check everything out.
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by:rcmb
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How are you selecting preview? Do you have a webserver locally that you are editing the information on or just using the local machine?

Are you just viewing html pages? or do you have some asp?

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by:pele4483
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HTML.  i should have clarfied this i can preview but when i click on one of my hyperlinks nothing happens unless i click on a hyperlink that sends me to a an internet web page. seems like anyhting local doesn't work
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On the internal links how are they built? Relative or Actual

like a relative link would be internal to the site

<a href="../folder/mydoc.htm">Link to My Doc</a>

or actual

<a href="http://www.mywebsite.com/folder/mydoc.htm">Link to My Doc</a>

This will make a difference when viewing a disked based web because the actual links will try to link to your real website and the relative will link inside the folder where the web is stored. If your structure is different between the disked based web and actual web then the links probably will not work.

Try this -- build a hyperlink to something inside the web by using the hyperlink tool from frontpage and navigate to the actual file to link to.  Save the page and preview it in your browser and see if that link works.

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by:pele4483
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I BUILT ALL MY HYPERLINKS WITH THE HYPERLINK TOOL AND ALL I DID IS PICK THE HTML FILE I WANT TO LINK TO IN THE HYPERLINK PROPERTIES.  
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by:rcmb
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Okay -- sounds like everything was built correctly. No to be a total pain but I need to understand the infrastructure just a little bit.

Is your local configuration a webserver or just PC with disked based web?

When you say "when i click on one of my hyperlinks nothing happens" does this mean you get an error page or does the link just not respond?

Are you clicking on the preview button at the bottom of the front page edit screen where you see Normal, HTML, Preview or are you clicking on File, Preview in Browser?

Have you tried right-clicking on the hyperlink and selecting "open in new window" to force the link to open a new browser window with the valid link?

Lots of questions but I really need to understand this problem.

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by:pele4483
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i am using a pc to edit and upload my website.

WHEN I CLICK ON THE LINK NOTHING HAPPENS

YES I DID PRESS THE PREVIEW BUTTON IN FRONTPAGE

TRIED RIGHT CLICKING AND USING OPEN IN NEW WINDOW AND NOTHING.

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by:rcmb
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It seems that your PC is not a webserver and your links are based on a web structure.

When you put your cursor over a hyperlink (in the web browser) - what do you see in lower left corner of the screen?

Does it show your link like file:///c:/directory/file.htm?

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it shows the absoluter file name
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I think I have the problem figured out. The whole issue is how you are previewing the web page. Instead of click on the Preview at the bottom where you see Normal, HTML, Preview click on

File, Preview in Browser.

This will open Internet Explorer (or your default browser) and then you will see your webpage in the normal view that other users will see it. Your links will then work as designed.

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by:pele4483
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THANKS, THAT WORKED, BUT DIDN'T IT WORK WITH PREVIEW TAB ON THE BOTTOM?
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by:rcmb
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The preview tab at the bottom is designed to view the page as it will appear in the browser so you can see the layout. The internal links are to pages you already have open (in the website). This tab is just a troubleshooting tool so you can see how the page will appear.

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