Before you run the Broken Hyperlinks Report, you must first open a FrontPage Web site—the report cannot be run on individual pages. When you're ready, you can run the report from the Reports view. (You'll see how to access it in the practice session that's coming up.)
The report checks two kinds of hyperlinks: internal links and external links. Internal links point to pages within your Web site, for example, Default.htm or AboutUs.htm. External links point to sites outside your Web site. For example, you might have a link to http://www.microsoft.com/.
Any internal link that goes to a missing or misspelled page will have Broken status. As shown here, when you double-click a broken link, you can either type the right file name or browse to the correct location.
External links will initially have Unknown status. When you run the Broken Hyperlinks Report, FrontPage will ask you if you want to verify external links. This check ensures that your external links point to valid and available sites on the Web. If you choose "Yes," make sure your Internet connection is intact. You'll learn more about verifying external links in the practice session that's coming up.