Dreamweaver to make .html the default extension for new pages

Is there anyway for have Dreamweaver to have all new pages default to the .html extension (rather than the .htm that currently occurs)?

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Yup.

Go to Edit | Preferences | New Document and select HTML documents from the pull down.  That should allow you specify the extension in the Default Extension box just below that.
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mamadouthiamAuthor Commented:
close - it says I have to go to the "document type xml file" to do this - MMDocumentTypes.xml

I opened this up and in the xml there (along with other lines) is:

<documenttypes xmlns:MMString="http://www.macromedia.com/schemes/data/string/">
      <documenttype id="HTML" internaltype="HTML" winfileextension="htm,html,shtml,shtm,stm,tpl,lasso,xhtml" macfileextension="htm,html,shtml,shtm,tpl,lasso,xhtml" file="Default.html" writebyteordermark="false">
 
but I didn't see how to this would be changed.

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pmagonyCommented:
Ugh... you're on MX aren't you?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Ah, MX.  

Change this part:

winfileextension="htm,html,shtml,shtm,stm,tpl,lasso,xhtml"

to

winfileextension="html,htm,shtml,shtm,stm,tpl,lasso,xhtml"
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mamadouthiamAuthor Commented:
jason1178,

Yes MX

Makes sense but no luck -  same result.

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Sorry, change both winfileextension and macfileextension the same way.

If it still doesn't work, I don't know what to tell you.  I'm going directly from Adobe Technotes...
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mamadouthiamAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

I did try to both, I should have mentioned (still no go)

As an aside, how much better is 8?
mama
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> I did try to both, I should have mentioned (still no go)

According to Adobe, that should have worked.  Try rebooting?

>> As an aside, how much better is 8?

Better than MX :)

It's not a massive change, but the server behaviors are written a little better, CSS support is better, CSS editing is easier, and this problem isn't an issue.  
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radnorCommented:
I just did it with MX.  Did you shutdown DW and restart it?

http://8help.osu.edu/2199.html
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mamadouthiamAuthor Commented:
jason1178,

Got it, must have needed the reboot.  Thanks

mama
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Great
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