Creating Files in FirstPage


Installing FirstPage for free

FirstPage is totally free. It has two parts, (1) the editor and (2) the FTP module that enables you to transfer files when connected to the Internet.

To install the editor:

  1. Go to the Evrsoft home page (www.evrsoft.com) and download the free version. Click Here for a link to download page.
  2. unzip the downloaded file on your computer and follow instructions for installation.

To install the FTP module:

  1. Click here to download the FTP Module (called 1st Transfer).
  2. unzip the "transfer.zip" file on your computer be sure to unzip it into the FirstPage 2000 folder, which should be located at C:\Program Files\Evrsoft\1st Page 2000

Creating Pages

FirstPage is very robust, and yet it's designed to be easy to use. It contains extensive documentation to explain its features. It has four modes: easy, normal, expert, hardcore. I recommend working in expert mode only because the toolbar seems easiest to use. You can switch between modes through the "Options" pull-down menu.

In FirstPage, you can view and edit code (F11), preview work on the fly as it will appear in on the web (f12), or consult references on working with HTML (f2). The best way to get a sense of how FirstPage works is to open a document, click the reference tab (f2) and read the overview.

If you installed the FTP module, you can transfer files directly out of FirstPage to the web. In easy mode, click "upload." In more advanced modes, select "Tools" and "1st Transfer FTP." Once in 1stTransfer/FTP, right-click and select "create server." If you wish to set preferences for ISIS, enter "ISIS" under "Site label"; "isis.unc.edu" under "server"; your isis user ID under "User id"; your ISIS password under "password" and click "save password." WARNING: you should set up this profile only on your personal computer, not a public one. If you are using a UNC computer with AFS, you do not need to FTP, you can save all files directly to your web space through the H:/ drive.