Lost Publisher Web Page

Recently, I had to reboot my system and I backed up most of my needed files except the one that had my web page stored as a Microsoft Publisher file.  I have the actual web page saved in folders that I can upload and everything.  I can even click on File/Convert to Microsoft Word Doc and work on the page there.  However, I am wondering if there is a way to convert the web page back to a Publisher file?  Can anyone help me soon!  I need to update this page and I will have to recreate this whole webpage again if I can't use Publisher.
Rick
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barnett76Author Commented:
What's wrong?  Not enough points?  
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mgfranzCommented:
The points are fine... it's just that we don't typically use MS products to write html files due to such problems...  There are to many other editors out there that have no problems...
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barnett76Author Commented:
I am just using what I know and honestly, I would love to use a better one but I must use a software that will basically design the web page without my having to input HTML, while I cannot afford the luxury of buying more software.  Any ideas on this.  I would be glad to recreate the page as the one I have is very bland just like all of MS's templates.
Thanks,
Rick
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mgfranzCommented:
There are a few WYSIWYG, (what you see is what you get) browsers that work great.  I use Homesite4.5 but there are better ones out there.

Mark
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JaguwarCommented:
Forgive my ignorance.. if you have the files, why can't you upload them with something like WS_FTP?

Being inquisitive, I know, but I'd appreciate to hear the answer.  Thanks.

Jaguwar
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JaguwarCommented:
Oh never mind, I just re-read your question. Watch me slap myself on the forehead.

Sorry!

Jaguwar
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barnett76Author Commented:
Adjusted points to 200
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DreamMasterCommented:
the last part of Your question i don't understand...You say You'd have to redesign the whole thing if You used a different program...but You output it to HTML right?

now any decent WYSIWYG editor will be able to open that....saving it back to a publisher file is impossible..

You might try if You can open the webpage in Publisher though...i wouldn't know that...i never have used Publisher...but as to not wanting to redo the whole thing...use for example DreamWeaver...or (considering You are a designer) go for Adobe GoLive....

let me know if this was helpfull..

Max Davidse
webdeveloper @ Thekitchen Interactive
http://www.thekitchen.nl
Max@TheKitchen.nl
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mgfranzCommented:
So in other words you are to lazy to learn to write HTML... :-|

I wish you luck ditch-digger.
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barnett76Author Commented:
You moron!  How inconsiderate and idiotic of you to assume someone else's life.  Did I ask you whether I wanted your opinion on learning HTML or not?  My life is so busy that I can't stop for hardly a moment to even pick up a book to learn HTML.  Do you have a life?  So as not to insult others in your field, you alone are a disgrace and what you are doing is being a representative of every other person that works with HTML and for many it is the way they make money.  My advice to your ignorant little mind, is to use this website as it is intended, not to throw out your shallow insults.
Begrudgingly,
Rick
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mgfranzCommented:
"use a software that will basically design the web page without my having to input HTML".  In this field if you don't know HTML you are going to loose.  It was not an insult, only a statement to get your attention.  Since I succeded in my efforts, my "ignorant little mind" is content and fulfilled.
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barnett76Author Commented:
I'm not in this field!  I just want to recover a simple web page for my youth group man!  Get a grip.  You certainly did get my attention because I did not appreciate being called a ditch digger okay?  Now, go to somebody else's question and let an expert answer mine!
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mgfranzCommented:
You don't get it do you...  We at EE cannot undo what you have already done, we can't recover files you lost, we can't fix your mistakes.  Your question doesn't have an answer.  Why don't you just ask, "I deleted a file and I need it back, can you send it to me..."

Here is a thought, if you can still see the page in a browser anywhere, you can recover the code.
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barnett76Author Commented:
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barnett76Author Commented:
No "real" answer and problem resolved apart from this site while waiting for an answer.
Rick
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mgfranzCommented:
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mgfranzCommented:
Good boy...
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barnett76Author Commented:
I was curious...just curious to know why Mr. Mark aka Mgfranz answered my question with "we at EE" as if to imply that he is an employee or perhaps an esteemed expert on the website.  True, he did first log in early 1997 and his grades are not too bad.  (A couple of C's but mostly A's and B's.)  However, I noted that there is also a top 100 list of top Experts who, in my humble opinion are worthy to say "we at EE."  Mark is so far off from this mark (no pun intended) that he would have to answer questions in his sleep to even get close to the top 100, yet he says "we at EE."  Very interesting yet quite hilarious!  Mark, don't make me sic dew_associates on you for trying to ruin "his" site!
LOL
Rick
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JaguwarCommented:
Whoa!  Boys, please calm down! :-)

I happen to agree, it is definitely to your advantage to learn HTML.  HOWEVER, real life comes first, and if web design isn't a major part of real life (i.e. it's not how you win your bread) then a WYSIWYG editor will do just fine to start with.

Learning HTML is remarkably easy, I assure you.  There are some phenomenal tutorials online.  My favorites are at www.htmlgoodies.com (go for the "primers" first, you WILL know how to create a basic page in 7 days).

As for design, the truth is it doesn't make a difference what you use, "design" is a combination of much more than HTML coding, and CGI and JavaScript and everything else.. it's learning to put it all together.  That takes time and experience and experimentation no matter WHAT tool you use.  Yes?

So, the short answer is: the code CAN be recovered from your browser or directly, but you probably will NOT be able to reconvert them to Publisher.  Solution?  Import it into another HTML editor.  Both Netscape and IE 4+ come with an editor.  Front Page I consider a bit of a bother, but it'll work;  Netscape's composer is a whole lot easier (though not perfect by any means!) with a very short learning curve IMO.  Other alternative is obviously to get someone to do it for you (free or almost-free if it's a friend...  maybe someone who is learning to design and could use a few elements in their portfolio.  I'm quite sure you have just such an online contact)

Again, you might want to consider taking a peak at HTML Goodies' website to as to enable you to troubleshoot your code when something DOENS'T work, if nothing else.  There are other places: I think Xoom has some pretty good tutorials too (sorry, the URL escapes me, if you want it, let me know!).  Most other places probably wouldn'T suit your needs right now.

I hope this helps!

Meantime, I'm tempted to make this an answer.. but hey, I never signed up to be a referee! :-)

Jaguwar
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barnett76Author Commented:
Thanks a million Jag.  The previous "expert" needed to only do what you have just done and everything would have been so smooth.  Thanks for all your help.
Rick
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JaguwarCommented:
You're very welcome Rick.
I'm glad it suits your needs.

Jaguwar
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DreamMasterCommented:
This is nuts....

i told You way before You could have recovered it with another editor....was i that bad in explaining it?

anyway...nice to hear You found a solution..

Max Davidse
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barnett76Author Commented:
Max, it was not that you explained it bad it is just that I am a complete novice and I need definite direction when it comes to this.  Mark made a very crude remark as to my needing to learn HTML but he did not offer any suggestions for how easy it really is.  Jaguwar gave me a link that had me up and running on learning HTML.  I don't know a way to give credit to two people because you did give me some good ideas as well.  Sorry.
Rick
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DreamMasterCommented:
it's ok Rick,

just hadn't really realized You were waiting to hear that HTML's not hard to learn...i thought what You needed to hear was that You didn't really loose Your document since You can still open it in an other HTML editor.

There's no need to give me any points for that my friend i was merely trying to help and i don't help to get points (no need for that because i just earned my first t-shirt on another question today...*cheers to himself* now i can finally get dressed....) but for the sattisfaction of being able to help anyone...

so don't hesitate if You should ever need my help again...

Max.
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barnett76Author Commented:
Max, how do I ask you a question directly?  I still do have questions.  I am learning HTML and that was not the initial intent of my question.  It sort of evolved to that but I still would like to ask you more about using an HTML editor to recover the web page that I have currently in order to at least do some updating.  This question turned into a nightmare.  I want to start fresh.  Congrats Max, you've done it and got a T-Shirt for it!
Rick
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DreamMasterCommented:
*bows and receives the applause*

thank You, thank You....

well You can contact me directly through email:

david315@wxs.nl

or use icq:

my number is: 14958989
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DreamMasterCommented:
or offcourse You could post a question here and use as topic:

"Question for DreamMaster"

so i'll know it's intended for me..

Greetings,

Max.
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