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Is it an ok alternative to FTP copy the page I want to change to my local drive, edit w/ NotePad, and then FTP back to server? Or will I break some FrontPage code doing it that way? Thanks for the help!
Tricky question. It all depends on what you are changing. If it is just content that resides outside of any included content, then you should be fine.
If its part of any included content, then you will need to "Recalculate Hyperlinks" from your Admin Console from within FrontPage. But wait, you don't have FP extensions installed. That probably means that the site doesn't rely on any of FP's functionality to make it work. If that is the case, then changes shouldn't be a problem.
I am surprised you missed that part about no extensions ;)
[edited by: Marshall at 5:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 10, 2007]
Would that have the possibility of breaking something on the existing website?
There is "always a possibility". But, the probability is what counts and in this case, it is very low. ;)
I have this vision of hitting the wrong key and deleting the site.
While that too is a possibility, the probability factor is very low. In my case, its been null. I learned the hard way. :)
You cannot add anything new to the site with EW
I beg to differ. In Expression, you can create forms as you would in FP or using asp.net. To do it as in FP, you drag form elements from the "toolbox" onto a page then right-click the form field and select "Form Properties." From there, it is the same as doing it in FP.
[edited by: Marshall at 12:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2007]
From the MS site:
The new product does not use Front Page Extensions. It IS 'backward compatible" with earlier versions of Front Page. If there is a webbot in an old site then you will be able to edit it just like you do now. You will not, however, be able to create a new webbot.
[edited by: Wlauzon at 1:10 am (utc) on Sep. 12, 2007]