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How do I install a new (3rd party) theme in a FP2000 web? I have a book with some themes that I want to install. The instructions say to use "FOrmat|Themes" and from list select "Install additional themes". However, that selection is not available when all FP themes from the CD are already installed. I asked MS and they said to just copy the theme files int my ".../Common Files/Microsoft Shared/Themes/" folder. This did not do it. In FP2000 I thought that there was more to it.

Any idea on how I can install a new theme into FP2000?
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by:Paul Risko
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You say you have a book? So are you customizing a new theme or installing it off of a disc?
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by:mikefitz
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The book is "Special Edition Using FP2000" by Que. It come with a CD that has extra themes. I want to customize it once it is installed, but first things first...
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Normaly themes are supplied with an installer program. After you install the theme, quit FP and relaunch the program for new themes to show-up or ensure FP is not running at the time of the installation.

You can also try manually instaling additional themes under:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Themes

Create the Themes folder if it does not exist.

If you are using Windows NT, this folder is under:

C:\WINNT\Profiles\your profile name\Application Data\Microsoft\Themes

Hope this works
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by:mikefitz
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This worked! I also found that putting the files in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Themes" was a better place to save the theme (not user specific and saved with all the other FP themes).

THere is a trick, and that is that the name of the folder MUST be that same as the name of the theme.

I got the theme from a CD in a book. The theme was in COUGAR.ZIP and the theme name was SP-CUGAR. I tried to put the theme in a folder named COUGAR and it did not work. Changing the folder to SP-CUGAR did the trick.

Originally I thought that the folder name was stored in the registry or INI file, since a test I did was to change the folder name of one of the other themes and it disappeared. I guess what FP2000 does is look at all the folders and then load the themes with the same name as the folder from it.

Thanks for your help...
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