Problem when saving 'separate files' for my CSS...


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Guest

Hi
I've been using my FrontPage 2000 software now for some time without any
great problems.

Until that is, I recently tried to use 'separate files' for my CSS...

Basically the problem is that FP will save (and re-save) OK, an EMPTY CSS...
But it won't save an EDITED CSS !

Because when I try to save an EDITED CSS, I get a Windows Error Message, and
when I close the message, FP closes down !

NB: This problem is occurring on my PC, which uses Windows XP
But it works ok on another PC which uses Windows 98.

See my steps below:

First: I created a test webpage, with some paragraphs of text.

Next: I created and saved an EMPTY CSS file (test.css).
( file/new/page 'Style Sheets' 'Normal Style Sheet' )

Then: I linked this 'EMPTY CSS' to all of my webpages.
( Format/Style Sheets Links/All Pages/Add/ ~ then I selected the CSS
(test.css) and clicked 'OK' )

NB: This put the correct htm code into the webpages header...
( <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="test.css"> )

Then I created a style:...
a: With the stylesheet open, I clicked... format/style
b: Created a new style (User-defined style) etc.
c: This automatically wrote the new style code into this open style sheet
(test.css).

But the problem starts when I try to Save this now EDITED 'open style sheet
(test.css)'

Because if I click either the 'floppy disk' icon, or 'File/Save As
Then I get either of the following 2 Windows error messages...

===========================
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
------------------------------------------------------

X Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office_2\Office\FRONTPG.EXE

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

============================

Or...

=========================
Microsoft FrontPage application file
--------------------------------------------------

Microsoft FrontPage application file has encountered a problem and needs to
close....

==========================

So I tried: Help/detect and repair ( from within FP )

Which says it will 'automatically fix errors in this application'

Which instructs me to insert my copy of disk: Microsoft Office Premium SR-1

So I inserted my 'disk 1' and it appeared to run ok.
But after rebooting, this did not cure this problem !

I would appreciated any help, thanks.
 
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Helpful person

I do not have any great answer but can tell you how I successfully
used css with FrontPage (on a windows xp machine). (I have FP 2003
and office professional 2000.)

I did everything you describe except I directly edited (typed in the
code) into the style sheet. Then everything worked fine. Maybe this
will avoid your error messages.

Good luck,

www.richardfisher.com
 
R

Ronx

This is a known bug with FrontPage 2000. Later versions should not
behave in this fashion. Which version of FrontPage are you using?

In FrontPage 2000, use Tools->Site Settings - Configure Editors
to change the editor for CSS pages to Notepad as the default.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.

http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp
 
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Guest

Ronx said:
This is a known bug with FrontPage 2000. Later versions should not
behave in this fashion. Which version of FrontPage are you using?

In FrontPage 2000, use Tools->Site Settings - Configure Editors
to change the editor for CSS pages to Notepad as the default.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.

http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp

Hi, Ron...
I can't find the 'Configure Editors' using the path you give above.

But I can using 'Steve Easton' path, in the post before yours, ie:

Tools > Options > Configure Editors

Also, in both my Windows 98 & XP...
This is currently set to: FrontPage (frontpg.exe)

Q: So why does this work OK in 98, but not XP ?

And...
Q: Why is there no patch to solve this problem in XP ?

Thanks
 

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