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Dreamweaver / Sharepoint Developer NIGHTMARE

  1. Default Dreamweaver / Sharepoint Developer NIGHTMARE

    I am a long time Dreamweaver user and love using it for all my web design work.
    Our workplace is talking about making a transition to Sharepoint for all our
    web sites on post. Even though I find it hard to believe they will be able to
    rid the entire site of all nromal web pages and go exlusively to Sharepoint I
    figured that I better look at Sharepoint to get an idea of what I am up
    against.

    Just when I was making headway redesigning my new department external website
    using Dreamweaver I made the mistake of installing Sharepoint Developer to see
    what the buzz was about. Since I was in the middle of working on the site,
    after downloading and running the trial version of Sharepoint Developer I
    declined the restart to complete the installation opting to check it out later
    when I was done editing. While editing and creating new buttons for the site I
    realized I had mistakenly put the files in the wrong folder so I highlighted
    all the files needed to be moved in the Dreaweaver sidebar using CTRL to selct
    only the needed files and dragged them to the appropriate folder....
    unfortuately I had just opened my site template and had that highlighted as
    well. When I dragged the files to the correct folder of course Dreamweaver
    prompted me to update the pages on the site since I was moving the template (I
    didn't realize til after I said yes) but after realizing it dragged the
    template as well I just figured I'd drag the template back to the template
    folder.....

    Well, when I did so, Sharepoint Developer kicks in for some reason and starts
    configuring files... I'm like WTF???

    So when if completes I open the template and it decides to OPEN IN SHAREPOINT
    Deleloper instead of just opening in Dreamweaver which is still open at this
    point!!!!!!!!!!

    So I close Sharepoint Developer and UNINSTALL the demo figuring this will
    solve my problem.... WRONG....

    After uninstalling Sharepoint Developer I try to open the template and it asks
    me what APP I want to use to open it???? hmmmm... so I stop, right click on
    the file to select Dreamweaver as the app associated with the file but when I
    click on the Dreamweaver exe file to associate it with the file, Windows will
    not allow me to do so, in fact it lists all the other apps in the list of
    available apps to select but NOT Dreamweaver?????????????????

    So I restart figuring this will solve my problem.....WRONG!!

    No matter what I do, Windows WILL NOT allow me to select Dreamweaver as the
    default app for these files, in fact EVERY file previously associated with
    Dreamweaver will not NOT OPEN with Dreamweaver.... it automatically opens the
    window as if I right clicked to allow me to select the app I want to associate
    to the file... and now, FRONTPAGE is available (of course since it is aa
    WINDOWS program) but still NO DREAMWEAVER. Then I browse to the Dreamweaver
    folder as I tried earlier and when I double click and select Dreamwever,
    WINDOWS IGNORES ME and reverts back to the previous program...

    What the hell am I suppose to do now???

    Should I uninstall Studio Suite and then reinstall it, reset all my setting
    and files and spend the next 2 days getting back on track or does someone else
    know a better fix


    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Default Re: Dreamweaver / Sharepoint Developer NIGHTMARE

    > What the hell am I suppose to do now???

    I assume you mean SharePoint Designer?

    SP designer is bad. Sharepoint is bad. Real bad.

    Alas, this is more of a windows issue. Sounds like SP Designer took over
    ownership of all HTML files.

    To point them back at Dreamweaver:

    right-click one of your HTML files in Windows Explorer
    pick OPEN WITH...PICK PROGRAM
    select Dreamweaver
    check the box next to ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM...
    click OK

    That should fix it.

    FYI, Dreamweaver really can't do anything with/for SharePoint. If they are
    demanding that ALL sites be SharePoint sites, you'll probably only be
    modifying web sites via SharePoints web interface.

    -Darrel



  3. Default Re: Dreamweaver / Sharepoint Developer NIGHTMARE

    Thanks for your reply Darrel,

    Yes, I meant Designer... sorry....

    tried your advise already, numerous times after numerous restarts, but still
    will not allow me to select Dreamweaver. It is as if Windows has been
    reconfigured in the registry to ignore Dreamweaver completely and only allow me
    to select Frontpage since Frontpage now comes up as the main choice of
    recommendation by Windows....of course....

    sometimes when I right click the check area you mentioned is grayed out,
    although the check is on... other times it is not checked and even after
    checking it and browsing to the exe file for Dreamweaver XP will not allow me
    to select Dreamweaver as the app of choice....

    this is crazy!

    was just on with a Microsoft tech who told me there is nothing they can do,
    they precommend me uninstalling Dreamweaver and reinstalling it....

    there goes all my setting for multiple sites and I will have reset up my
    entire workspace....

    oh, happy day....

    I asked him to do me a favor and when he see the lead programmer for
    Sharepoint Designer if he could be so kind as to punch him in the jaw for
    me.... not sure if he'll oblige me although it would make me feel better.....




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    > there goes all my setting for multiple sites and I will have reset up my
    > entire workspace....


    No you won't. Export your site settings and save your workspace config. You
    can find out how to do those things in DW's Help (F1)


    --

    Walt


    "Empire895" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:fvakd1$6fa$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    > Thanks for your reply Darrel,
    >
    > Yes, I meant Designer... sorry....
    >
    > tried your advise already, numerous times after numerous restarts, but
    > still
    > will not allow me to select Dreamweaver. It is as if Windows has been
    > reconfigured in the registry to ignore Dreamweaver completely and only
    > allow me
    > to select Frontpage since Frontpage now comes up as the main choice of
    > recommendation by Windows....of course....
    >
    > sometimes when I right click the check area you mentioned is grayed out,
    > although the check is on... other times it is not checked and even after
    > checking it and browsing to the exe file for Dreamweaver XP will not allow
    > me
    > to select Dreamweaver as the app of choice....
    >
    > this is crazy!
    >
    > was just on with a Microsoft tech who told me there is nothing they can
    > do,
    > they precommend me uninstalling Dreamweaver and reinstalling it....
    >
    > there goes all my setting for multiple sites and I will have reset up my
    > entire workspace....
    >
    > oh, happy day....
    >
    > I asked him to do me a favor and when he see the lead programmer for
    > Sharepoint Designer if he could be so kind as to punch him in the jaw for
    > me.... not sure if he'll oblige me although it would make me feel
    > better.....
    >
    >
    >




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