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How to insert custom HTML tags on to your web page

Found a cool counter, guestbook, clock, JavaScript code or some other gadget that you want to add to your page? Most likely the installation of such a component require inserting a set of custom HTML tags to your page unmodified. So, what's the big deal you ask? Well, different HTML editors have different ways of inserting custom HTML tags in a way that's not subject to changes by the editor.
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    TIP:Some HTML editors may modify or even remove some of the HTML tags that you insert without any warning. Always verify that all the tags you've inserted appear on your web page after publishing or uploading your pages to the web site. To view HTML tags of an uploaded page, first view the page in question using your favorite web browser. Then select "View | Source" (or "View | Document Source" or similar) menu item. If you do not see these items in the main menu, try right clicking on the web page. This should bring up the HTML code for that particular page, so that you can check to make sure the custom tags you've entered remin as-is.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to install custom HTML tags using some of the commonly used HTML editors:
Microsoft FrontPage 1.x / 97 / 98 or
FrontPage Express (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4)
  • Copy your custom HTML tags
  • Load the editor
    If using FrontPage:
        Run FrontPage Editor (run FrontPage Explorer if necessary)
    If using FrontPage Express:
        Run FrontPage Express
  • Load the page on which you want to install the custom tags
  • Place your cursor where you want the custom HTML tags to appear
  • If using FrontPage 1.x / 97 or FrontPage Express:
        Select "Insert | HTML Markup..." from the main menu
    If using FrontPage 98:
        Select "Insert | FrontPage Component... | Insert HTML"
    If using FrontPage 2000:
        Select "Insert | Advanced. | HTML..."
  • Hold down CTRL key and press V.
    This should paste the custom tags you copied earlier to the insert window.
  • Click on OK
  • Save your page and post the update to your web site
Netscape Gold / Netscape Communicator
  • Start the Netscape editor
  • Disable "Keep images with page" option.
    If you're using Netscape Communicator's Composer, this option can be found under "Edit | Preferences... | Composer | Publishing" menu item.
  • Load your page into the Netscape editor
  • Save it as a file on your hard drive -- index.html for example
  • Copy your custom tags; by selecting them and pressing CTRL and C (or the equivalent of copying text)
  • Run Notepad (or your favorite plain text editor) and load index.html
  • Go to the end of the file
  • Paste your custom tags just before the last "</BODY>" and "</HTML>" tags by pressing CTRL and V (or the equivalent for pasting text)
  • Save index.html and exit Notepad
  • Skip the following step #1 if possible, to avoid any chances of Netscape editor altering your HTML tags.

    1. Load index.html back into the Netscape editor
    2. Upload the page (index.html) to your web site
Other HTML editor

If you?re using an HTML editor that?s not listed above, first refer to your editor's documentation on how to insert HTML tags into a web page. If you can?t find any instructions, try following steps:
  • Load your web page into your HTML editor
  • Save it to a file on your hard drive ( c:\index.html for example )
  • Run Notepad (or your favorite plain text editor) and load c:\index.html
  • Go to the very bottom of the file and place the cursor right before the "</BODY>" and "</HTML>" tags
  • Copy your custom tags
  • Switch back to Notepad and paste the copied tags
  • Save c:\index.html and exit Notepad
  • Skip the following step #1 if possible, to avoid any chances of your HTML editor altering your HTML tags:

    1. Load c:\index.html back into your HTML editor
    2. Publish the page (c:\index.html) as usual
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