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Why can't I create templates that work in Dreamweaver CS3?

MissCookie asked
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
Our web site was built without the use of templates.  I've been tasked with creating templates and associating site pages with them.  I created one.  Created an html page via File>New>Page from Template>Site name>Template name.  When I preview the page everything looks good.  When I update the template the page updates.  However, when I preview the html page, the main menu buttons work (e.g., Home, Products, etc.), but the submenu buttons don't.  I can see that the link path is incorrect.  It says, H:\Products\tools.  I need it to be H:\Web\2008\Products\tools.  So I went into the code and manually made that change to one link.  No good.  The url showed: H:\Web\2008\H:\Web\2008\Products\tools.  Can anyone tell me why?
Also, when I load this html page directly onto our current web site, substituting the new page for the old, it doesn't work at all.  Much of what is part of the non-editable portion of the page doesn't display at all.  I've taken a screen grab to show you.  
I have no background or training in Dreamweaver, but I was supposed to have had this project done last week and can't get past square 1.  Consequently, I'm raising my request for help to the most urgent level.  Thanks.
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