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I am having troubles trying to insert a hyperlink. I will try to explian in as much detail:

Environment - Window2000 servers, WindowsXP/OfficeXP, Windows2000/OfficeXP, Windows2000,Office2000.

Problem - when editing an internat website and you highlight some text and click insert hyperlink, in the "look in" section it points to the users Desktop and not the open website that there are editing.  This problem is only occuring in FP2002, if you use FP2000 when you insert a hyperlink the "look In" section points to the website folders correctly.

OfficeXP is SP2.

Please help
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by:seanpowell
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Wow, you've got a lot of windows in your office :-)

When you're doing this - is "Current Folder" highlighted?
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by:leegreen
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Hahah yes because we are just upgrade all our computers.

Yes "currect folder" is highlighted.

If you want i can send you 2 screendumps of the problems to an email to supply?
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by:seanpowell
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Sure - email is in my profile - just click on my membername...
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by:BillDL
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Can I clarify something.  You said "when editing an internat website".

Either way, this is obviously a spelling mistake, but did you mean "internet" ie. a web page over a live internet connection, or "internal" ie. locally-stored pages and files.
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by:leegreen
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Ah yes Bill.

It is supposed to be internal website.  It must have been a long day
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by:BillDL
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I just needed to check something.  I have FrontPage 2002 on Win98SE and also have Office 2K installed.

This certainly seems to be the default behaviour when editing an online web page to then save locally, but it doesn't happen with me when I edit one of my own web pages from one of my local folders.

I have a feeling that this either relates to my Internet Options settings for "default download folder" or to the Most Recently Used "save to" folder.  It might also have a bearing on the fact that, when viewed in a folder-tree, the user's Desktop always sits at the top and any request to find a page to link to, just zooms to the top of the tree.

Regardless of how many users share that same computer, MS Office will find the current user's Desktop due to the entries in the registry key (relates to Frontpage 2002 as an Office 10 component rather than my Office 2000 components which are version 9):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\General

In there, all it specifies is "Desktop", "My Documents", etc and leaves Windows to know where that folder is according to who is logged on.

Strangely enough, when I edit one of my own locally stored web pages and insert a hyperlink, it will NORMALLY go to the current folder rather than my Desktop to allow file selection.  This is not always the case though.  I recently moved a whole load of local web pages to another drive and, although the hyperlinks are all relative, it now goes to my desktop as if hunting for a linked page even though it is still present in the same relative folder.

Try inserting a hyperlink another way and see what happens.  Highlight text > Right-Click > "Hyperlink".

Apart from that, I don't have any suggestions about how to resolve this, but you aren't alone.
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by:leegreen
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Thanks Bill.

On of the other suggestions we had was to upgrade the FrontPage Server extensions to 2002 on the server to match the Frontpage 2002 on the desktops, this has yet to be done but i will let you know of the outcome.
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by:BillDL
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose, but unless you are employing things such as:

Confirmation fields
Discussion form handlers
FrontPage-created server-side image maps
Hit counters
Registration form handlers
Search forms
etc,

then I'm not sure that it would make too much difference.

Worth a try, though.
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by:leegreen
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Corey,

We found the answer ourselves.

Please close TA

Thanks
Lee.
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by:Mabait
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leegreen,

I was just wondering how you figured it out?

Thanks in advance,
--=  m a b a i t =--
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by:leegreen
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We updated the FrontPage extentions on the server ... and I think something else.  Can't remeber is was that long ago .. plus I wasn't in the team that upgrade the server, so they might have also done more stuff.
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