Msg#: 3549159 posted 9:57 am on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
You can indeed use dwt files created in Dreamweaver within Expression Web and they will respect the editable regions.
Make sure in Expression Web you go to Site > Site Settings and check the box for Manage the web using hidden metadata files or the dwt file will not update pages that are attached to the main template.
Msg#: 3549159 posted 12:03 pm on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
I don't really use Expression Web other than for setting up templates and really as long as you have the box ticked for hidden metadata and agreeing to have "information added to the folder to help manage links etc" then you're ready to go.
I've always used Dreamweaver and haven't seen anything in EW that would make me want to swap. Having said that EW appears to be a fine program and has finally eradicated dubious Frontpage features like shared borders and hover buttons it seems. For people with a background in Frontpage it certainly appears to be a step up, and if the truth be told is remarkably similar to DW in many ways now.