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    Creating a website with Publisher

    Hello all,

    A teacher at a school has created a website in MS Publisher 2002 and all seemed well at the beginning, apart from all links now start:

    file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\

    With my own website I am used to editing pages using Dreamweaver, but also when you first create a website with Dreamweaver, you can specify the web domain your pages will use. Where do I specify this in Publisher?

    At the moment when she FTPs pages, because all links start: file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\ nothing works. Any ideas?

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    Aaaargh - please don't let her publish that to the lovely internet...:P
    Give her a copy of NVu or even better, point her at Joomla... please, for the sake of the internet...

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    I don't think its possible to specify a web domain in publisher. frontpage, yes, but not publisher - as its just not built for it.

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    how are they uploading to the web? going to a website and uploading the file or going to file | publish to the web. This should save it to a file without the file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\ addressing. I'm using 2003 so i assume it should be the same in 2002.

    Failing that teach them web development, rather than using publisher of all things! ;-)

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    What has the internet ever done to her? Why does she want to put Publisher code on the net? That's just mean...

    I try and avoid the program, but are you not able to edit the links to be relative to the parent document? I'd give her Notepad as punishment. Or if you have Dreamweaver somewhere in the school, open it in that and clean it up. Hell, send it to me and i'll do it.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I agree that Publisher isn't designed for webpages, but there are templates within the application which is exactly what she has used!

    She's saving the files locally into a central directory, then using Smart FTP which I pre-programmed, so she can upload pages straight away.

    I find it unbelievable there's no way to specify the root domain. I tried
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    <base href="http://www.testdomain.com">
    after <Head> but it doesn't work

    So are you telling me she needs to go and manually edit each hyperlink to every file/page?
    Last edited by Michael; 12th May 2008 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    So are you telling me she needs to go and manually edit each hyperlink to every file/page?
    Have you tried my suggestion of going to "File -> publish to the web" even if she saves it to a seperate directory on her HDD which she then uploads from.

    I think it should work as Visual Studio has a similar function.

    Hope it helps.

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    Have you tried my suggestion of going to "File -> publish to the web" even if she saves it to a seperate directory on her HDD which she then uploads from.
    The option doesn't exist. Maybe it's a feature of Publisher 2003?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys. I agree that Publisher isn't designed for webpages, but there are templates within the application which is exactly what she has used!

    She's saving the files locally into a central directory, then using Smart FTP which I pre-programmed, so she can upload pages straight away.

    I find it unbelievable there's no way to specify the root domain. I tried
    Code:
    <base href="http://www.testdomain.com">
    after <Head> but it doesn't work

    So are you telling me she needs to go and manually edit each hyperlink to every file/page?
    I've done a find/replace on multiple files to fix things like this before - there should be some freeware out there to help you....

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    try this link:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pu...563151033.aspx

    Not sure if it will help. Maybe you could update her version of publisher.

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    Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated. I've recommended she takes a look at Frontpage which should sort out these and problems and easily be transferable from Publisher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated. I've recommended she takes a look at Frontpage which should sort out these and problems and easily be transferable from Publisher.
    but almost as bad as publisher ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    What has the internet ever done to her? Why does she want to put Publisher code on the net? That's just mean...
    I second that, the Internet deserves a lot of things but certainly not that.

    Saying that we do teach kids how to make webpages in Publisher, but only to show them what a bad idea it is, and only once we've given them a grounding in HTML using Notepad. We then let them loose in Frontpage, which is not much better IMO. If I had my way they'd be using Vim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated. I've recommended she takes a look at Frontpage which should sort out these and problems and easily be transferable from Publisher.
    Remember that FrontPage is also dead - Expression Web Designer kind of takes its place.

    Given that she's using an ancient version of publisher, I'm guessing that money is an issue (when isn't it!) - there is a free Microsoft product http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/ which might be worth a look.

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    On powerpoint you can do "Save to CD" or something like that. That saves things with relative paths. Dont know if publisher does it

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