Create a bookmark or favorite for an ArcIMS HTML Viewer Web site

Last Published: April 25, 2020


A Web browser favorite or bookmark, hereafter referred to as a favorite, allows you to easily return to a previously viewed Web page.

Normally a favorite is created by opening a Web site and then simply choosing the Add to Favorites option on your Web browser. Because the ArcIMS HTML Viewer involves opening a series of files, you cannot use the bookmark created from the HTML Viewer main page. Instead you need to make a minor edit to the saved bookmark before it can be used again.


Follow the steps below to open an ArcIMS Web site, create a favorite, and then make a minor edit to the path of the favorite.

The instructions below decribe Adding Favorites in Internet Explorer Web browsers. Follow similar instructions for your Web browser of choice.

  1. Open an ArcIMS HTML Viewer. When the viewer is completely loaded, the URL will end in viewer.htm.
  2. Use the Add to Favorites option of your Web browser to save the favorite.
  3. From your Favorites list, right-click on the newly created favorite and click Properties.
  4. Click the Web Document tab. In the URL field, remove the "viewer.htm" from the URL. Click OK.
  5. You can now use the favorite to open the ArcIMS HTML Viewer.

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