Frontpage Publishing Categories


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Jim Buyens

-----Original Message-----
Does anyone know if there are any problems with the
selected file publish? We change the workgroup category
properties and they do not appear on the site we publish
to. How can we get the properties to carry over during
the publish to another site?

First, make sure the FrontPage Server Extensions are
installed on the remote site. Then, always publish through
the extensions (that is, using an http:// address).

Even then, publishing a single file with updated
categories may not update other pages that use Table Of
Contents Based On Page Categories components. To fix that,
either open and save the page in quesion (on the remote
site) or run Recalculate Hyperlinks (again, on the remote
site.)

If the remote site doesn't have the FP extensions, then
after changing Category settings, you'll need to republish
not only the page you changed, but also any the pages that
use Table Of Contents Based On Page Categories components.

Jim Buyens
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.interlacken.com
Author of:
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|| Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Inside Out ||
|| Microsoft FrontPage Version 2002 Inside Out ||
|| Web Database Development Step by Step .NET Edition ||
|| Troubleshooting Microsoft FrontPage 2002 ||
|| Faster Smarter Beginning Programming ||
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Jim Buyens

We have frontpage extensions loaded on the remote site and we are
using the http://address to publish. I am not sure I understand the
last part of your message. What good will it do to recalculate the
hyperlinks if the properties of the page never publish over to the
remote site.

Sorry, I misunderstood the problem.
When we publish a page the page content does publish to the new site.
It is only the document properties on the workgroup tab that are not
updated. Maybe that explains my problem a little clearer.

Hmm. I just assigned workgroup properties to a file, and then I
published just that file to another server, and the workgroup
properties went across fine. Then I changed the categories, published
just the one file again, and the changes went across OK.

This was using FP2002 desptop software and server extensions.

Jim Buyens
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.interlacken.com
Author of:
*------------------------------------------------------*
|\----------------------------------------------------/|
|| Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Inside Out ||
|| Microsoft FrontPage Version 2002 Inside Out ||
|| Web Database Development Step by Step .NET Edition ||
|| Troubleshooting Microsoft FrontPage 2002 ||
|| Faster Smarter Beginning Programming ||
|| (All from Microsoft Press) ||
|/----------------------------------------------------\|
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Rita

Sorry, I misunderstood the problem.


Hmm. I just assigned workgroup properties to a file, and then I
published just that file to another server, and the workgroup
properties went across fine. Then I changed the categories, published
just the one file again, and the changes went across OK.

This was using FP2002 desptop software and server extensions.

Jim Buyens
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.interlacken.com
Author of:
*------------------------------------------------------*
|\----------------------------------------------------/|
|| Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Inside Out ||
|| Microsoft FrontPage Version 2002 Inside Out ||
|| Web Database Development Step by Step .NET Edition ||
|| Troubleshooting Microsoft FrontPage 2002 ||
|| Faster Smarter Beginning Programming ||
|| (All from Microsoft Press) ||
|/----------------------------------------------------\|
*------------------------------------------------------*

We are using FP2002 desktop software and server extensions. Now I am
also having the problem where if I change the properties on the local
site and apply them they do not save. Crazy, I know...but a real
headache.
 
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Jim Buyens

We are using FP2002 desktop software and server extensions. Now I am
also having the problem where if I change the properties on the local
site and apply them they do not save. Crazy, I know...but a real
headache.

Do you have file system access to either Web site?

If so, it might be interesting to inspect to inspect FrontPage
data directly. If your Web page is named mypage.htm, try
opening _vti_cnt\mypage.htm in notepad. This should reveal a
series of lines like these:

vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl
vti_categories:VW|Rocks Waiting VIP
vti_modifiedby:SR|interlacken\\buyensj
vti_timelastmodified:TR|09 Jul 2003 19:50:43 -0000
vti_timecreated:TR|18 Apr 2003 17:54:43 -0000
vti_title:SR|New Page 1
vti_assignedto:SR|
vti_approvallevel:SR|
vti_extenderversion:SR|5.0.2.4330

The vti_categories line, for example, is where FrontPage remembers the
categories you assign to a file. It would be interesting to know if these
files are getting updated correctly.

Jim Buyens
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.interlacken.com
Author of:
*------------------------------------------------------*
|\----------------------------------------------------/|
|| Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Inside Out ||
|| Microsoft FrontPage Version 2002 Inside Out ||
|| Web Database Development Step by Step .NET Edition ||
|| Troubleshooting Microsoft FrontPage 2002 ||
|| Faster Smarter Beginning Programming ||
|| (All from Microsoft Press) ||
|/----------------------------------------------------\|
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