There was an error when trying to run Frontpage (Open as HTML):

Discussion in 'Microsoft Frontpage' started by Guest, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am suddenly getting this message when attempting to work on our Web Page.
    I can not find reference to it in any of the knowledge bases or in this
    forum. Is anyone familiar with it and its cause?

    It ends after the colon :)) The command failed
     
    Guest, Oct 11, 2005
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  2. What? Explain.


    |I am suddenly getting this message when attempting to work on our Web Page.
    | I can not find reference to it in any of the knowledge bases or in this
    | forum. Is anyone familiar with it and its cause?
    |
    | It ends after the colon :)) The command failed
     
    Rob Giordano \(Crash\), Oct 11, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When I attempt to open a '.htm' page to see and edit in Front page, I get
    this error:

    'There was an error when trying to run Frontpage (Open as HTML): The command
    failed'

    I can not open any 'htm' files. I can open them from other apps, Internet
    Explorer has no problems at all. It seems to be a Frontpage issue.
     
    Guest, Oct 11, 2005
    #3
  4. With FP opened first can you Open your existing Web / Site on your local
    machine?

    Were these html pages you are trying to open created by you...are they part
    of your web? or are they html created by Word or something else.

    Download and run Steve Easton's FPCleaner and give that a shot see if that
    helps.
    http://www.95isalive.com/fixes/fpclean.htm





    | When I attempt to open a '.htm' page to see and edit in Front page, I get
    | this error:
    |
    | 'There was an error when trying to run Frontpage (Open as HTML): The
    command
    | failed'
    |
    | I can not open any 'htm' files. I can open them from other apps, Internet
    | Explorer has no problems at all. It seems to be a Frontpage issue.
    |
    | "Rob Giordano (Crash)" wrote:
    |
    | > What? Explain.
    | >
    | >
    | > | > |I am suddenly getting this message when attempting to work on our Web
    Page.
    | > | I can not find reference to it in any of the knowledge bases or in
    this
    | > | forum. Is anyone familiar with it and its cause?
    | > |
    | > | It ends after the colon :)) The command failed
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    Rob Giordano \(Crash\), Oct 11, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for responding. Let me answer you questions and give you a little
    more information.
    1) With FP running I can open the website locally with IE. I can also view
    the folders with FP, but can not open an HTM file for modification or even
    viewing with FP.
    2) I created these files originally using FP and I can view and modify them
    from another PC that has FP loaded on it. So the focus is on my PC.
    3) I have downloaded the FP cleaner and have run it, but it has not had any
    affect. I have also totally did the Microsoft Uninstall of FP and Reloaded
    fresh, again with no affect. So I am now at a point where I am at a total
    loss.

    Very open to suggestions.....

    Thanks,
    Brad
     
    Guest, Oct 11, 2005
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  6. Guest

    Steve Easton Guest

    An uninstall / reinstall should have cleared things up providing you
    restarted the machine before the reinstall.

    However :

    Open FrontPage but not a web.
    Click Tools > Options > and click the configure editors tab.
    Scroll down to: htm dhtml dwt jhtml pht ssi
    Click on it and make sure that in the list of editors the top line
    reads:
    FrontPage (Open as HTML)(Default)

    If it reads differently change it, if the entry is missing press Alt+N
    on your keyboard
    and select FrontPage (Open as HTML)(Default) from the list that appears.

    Close and reopen FrontPage and see what happens.


    --
    Steve Easton
    Microsoft MVP FrontPage
    95isalive
    This site is best viewed..................
    ...............................with a computer
     
    Steve Easton, Oct 11, 2005
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  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I did check this out and went to the 'configure editors tab' (nothing except
    Front page was open without a web). The screen all ready displayed 'FrontPage
    (Open as HTML)(Default)', but just to be sure, I deleted that and reset as
    default. No change, problem still exists.
     
    Guest, Oct 12, 2005
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  8. Guest

    Steve Easton Guest

    Close FrontPage.
    Click Start > Run and type in: regedit and click OK

    Click the plus signs until you are here:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage
    Explorer\Mappings

    Click the plus by Mappings and scroll down to and click once on the key
    labeled:
    htm dhtml dwt jhtml pht ssi

    Note: if you aren't using FP2003 it will read: htm dhtml jhtml pht
    ssi

    In the right panel, the Data for the value name 0 should read similar to
    this
    for FrontPage 3003:
    FrontPage (Open as HTML),C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\FRONTPG.EXE,html

    and this for FrontPage 2002:

    FrontPage (Open as HTML),C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE10\FRONTPG.EXE,html



    --
    Steve Easton
    Microsoft MVP FrontPage
    95isalive
    This site is best viewed..................
    ...............................with a computer
     
    Steve Easton, Oct 12, 2005
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  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    that fixed it........ thanks

     
    Guest, Oct 13, 2005
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  10. Guest

    Steve Easton Guest

    Thanks for lettings us know.

    ;-)

    --
    Steve Easton
    Microsoft MVP FrontPage
    95isalive
    This site is best viewed............
    ........................with a computer
     
    Steve Easton, Oct 14, 2005
    #10
  11. Guest

    tomarmes

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    I am having the same problem, I tried going into the registry key and did what you said but I am still getting the error.

    Thanks for your help, Tom Armes
     
    tomarmes, Jan 30, 2013
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