Hyperlinks do not work when clicked in Preview mode in FrontPage


A recent Internet ExplorerŠ security update had the unwanted effect of disabling the ability to click hyperlinks in web pages when working in Preview mode in FrontPageŠ.
Microsoft issued a repair procedure that requires editing the System Registry, titled "Knowledge Base Article 823720." It may be viewed by clicking Read Article.
For those who are uncomfortable editing the System Registry, here is a free installer named Previewfix.exe that will make the necessary entry for you.
After installation, it will be listed in Add/Remove programs and can be removed if necessary.
You may download it by clicking Preview Fix.
I would recommend "Right Clicking" the link, selecting "Save Target As.." and saving it to your Desktop.
1. You may have to log on to your machine as an Administrator or Power User to run the installer.
2. You may have to restart the machine for the fix to take effect.

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft FrontPage, when you open a Web page in Preview, and then click a hyperlink, the hyperlink does not work.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if you have installed the update for Microsoft Internet Explorer that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 813489 and you are trying to view a disk-based Web page. The 813489 update introduced a new feature that does not allow zone navigation in Internet Explorer. This feature was introduced in the Mshtml.exe file, and that file is used by Preview in FrontPage. If the Web page you are viewing is a disk-based Web, you cannot use Preview in FrontPage to move from one Web page to another. As a result, a hyperlink in a disk-based Web that points to any other page in the disk-based Web will not work correctly.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, add FrontPage to the list of Internet Explorer compatible programs. To do this, follow these steps:

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Application Compatibility
3. Right-click Application Compatibility, click New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type Frontpg.exe, and then click OK to name the DWORD value.
5. Double-click Frontpg.exe.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.