The publishing features of FrontPage will not be available unless you open a FrontPage Web site first.
Before you try publishing, you need to make sure you open a FrontPage Web site first. If you don't have a FrontPage Web site open (that is, you just have an individual Web page open), FrontPage publishing features will not be available.
A FrontPage Web site is a site created or opened in FrontPage that supports FrontPage-specific functionality. In this case, the supported functionality is the ability to publish.
For more information on FrontPage Web sites, see the course Create a Web site with FrontPage.