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Will Microsoft FRONTPAGE still work?

Posted on 2014-09-30
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I miss using Frontpage. I was certainly no expert, but it did work for me. I was just wondering if it still would  function  if I installed it on a computer with Windows 7 Pro on it.  Will this work?
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by:Dan Craciun
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Probably. You might need to run it in compatibility mode.

OTOH, the web has moved on. You'll probably discover that the pages Frontpage generates don't render correctly in modern browsers.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Dave Baldwin
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And the FrontPage extensions are not installed much anymore so the functions that use them won't work.  You could use it to generate local code but then you would have to use FTP to upload it to your website.
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Hi Experts! Dave_Baldwin....So, if I see a website locally that looks OK to me and if I use FTP to upload it, then I can forget whatever frontpage extensions completely?? I am happy if that will work. Please expand your line of thought for me. I know very little about the actual workings of Frontpage. I just remember that it did work for me and the minor pages that I created.
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Not exactly.  FrontPage extensions on the web server were used to all functions to a web page designed in FrontPage.  If they are not installed on your web server then those functions won't work.  I don't remember what functions those are but they are things like the email and others.

Frontpage expects to upload the files itself.  To use FTP instead, you have to create a directory for the files on your computer that FrontPage can 'pretend' is the server and 'upload' it's files to that directory.  Then you have to use FTP to copy the files to your web host.  If you use FTP on a server that FrontPage was previously connecting to, FrontPage loses track of what it was doing.
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Ok, I think I got it now. It will be worth my time to take the extra step. Thanks experts!!
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