Web Publishing Wizard

This wizard uses data from a table or view to create an HTML document. You can use or share the file that the Web Publishing wizard creates in your browser or edit it in a text editor.

To access the Web Publishing wizard
  • From the Tools menu, choose Wizards, and click Web Publishing.

In the Web Publishing wizard, you can specify the layout for data as well as the layout and style of the head and body of the HTML page. You can use the default layouts and visual styles that come with the wizard or customize those layouts and styles. In addition, you can load an existing cascading style sheet (.css) file.

Step 1 – Select Fields

In this step, you can choose a free table or a table within a database as the source for your Web page. You can select fields from only a single table or view.

To select the fields for your Web page
  1. Use the Databases and Tables controls to locate and select the table you want to use.

  2. In the Available fields list box, select one or more fields you want to use from the selected table, and use the arrow buttons to move them to the Selected fields box.

Step 2 – Sort Records

This step makes it possible for you to specify one or more fields by which to sort the records in your Web page.

Choose up to three fields or an index tag that already exists in the database to determine the order in which your view results will be sorted. Select Ascending or Descending to determine the order of the sort.

Use Remove to eliminate a field from the sort list.

Step 3 – Choose Style

This step makes it possible for you to select a data layout and a visual style for your Web page.

You can modify the selected layout by using the Options button. You can override the default visual style settings and add your own HTML tags by using the Advanced button.


Opens the Layout Options dialog box so that you can modify specific properties of the data layout you chose.


Opens the Advanced dialog box so you can modify the appearance of your Web page by adding a cascading style sheet (.css), colors, text, and HTML tags.


Displays a sample of your Web page in the selected data layout and visual style. The preview is limited to 10 records per page.

Step 4 - Finish

In this step, you specify how to save and use your Web page.

Save Web page for later use

Saves the Web page to disk for later use.

Save Web page and modify it in a text editor

Saves the Web page to disk and opens it in your default text editor so you can modify it.

Save Web page and open it in a browser

Saves the Web page to disk and opens in your default Web browser.

Create script for generating Web page

Creates a program file that will dynamically create your Web page.

Save style

Use to specify and save the name of the style you apply to a Web page.

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