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Is there an easy way to convert DreamWeaver CS4 to Expression Web 2 templates?

Posted on 2009-04-01
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I have a web site with about 100 pages I wrote with DreamWeaver CS4. Now I'm switching to Expression Web2. The template code is slightly different between these two products (see the code section). The difference is just enough that EW won't recognize the DW template's editable areas, so the master template is pretty much useless, and the non-editable areas (like menus) are not protected. I can re-create the master template without too much trouble, but when I attempt to attach that to an existing page all of the non-editable material is repeated (that is, it shows up as part of the template and also shows up as part of the page that's being attached). I then have to go in and delete most of the code from the editable region, and that can be a pain; especially if I accidentally delete part of the material that should stay.

Short of doing a ton of deletes or copy/pasting, is there any easy way to migrate my DW site to EW?

DW: <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="MainContent" -->
EW: <!-- #BeginEditable "MainContent" -->"

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>> Short of doing a ton of deletes or copy/pasting, is there any easy way to migrate my DW site to EW?

Can't you do a Find and Replace on the DW code and covert it to EW code?
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You should be able to make a backup copy of your Expression Website, and then do a find and replace in the source code (replace options).
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