BUG: Web page file names are not customized when you save a Publisher 2003 Web site

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SYMPTOMS

After you save your publication as a Web page in Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 by using the Save As dialog box, you do not have customized page names that were specified by using Web Page Options. Instead, the names of the Web pages resemble the following: page00001.htm.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Publisher 2003 lets you to save a Web site in a rich Web format. This format lets you edit the Web site directly in Publisher 2003 without any conversion. Therefore, Publisher uses the following naming format when saving in the rich Web format: page 0000# .htm/.html. This format does not use the customized page names that are specified in Web Page Options.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, you must use the Publish to the Web feature in Publisher 2003.

When you publish a Web site using Publish to the Web on the File menu, the Web site is saved in a filtered HTML format. The file names for the Web pages follow the following naming format: PageTitle.htm/.html. This format does use the customized page names that are specified in Web Page Options.

To use the Publish to the Web feature, follow these steps:
  1. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
  2. You receive the following message:
    To publish your Web site to the World Wide Web, you need to subscribe to a Web hosting service. A Web hosting service provides Internet access and storage space on Web servers. If you do not have a Web hosting service, you can find one by browsing Office Tools on the Web.

    Browse Office Tools on the Web

    Don't show me this message again.

    Click OK.
  3. To save your Web site to your Web hosting service, click My Network Places, and then click the Web folder that you want to save to.

    To save locally on your hard disk, select the location on your hard disk.
  4. Click Save.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

You can control the file name of each page in your Web site by setting the File Name property for each page in Web Page Options. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click the page that corresponds to the file name that you want to change.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Web Page Options.
  3. Type the file name that you want in the File name box.

    Note The file name does not allow for spaces.
  4. Click OK. If Publisher detects spaces in the file name after you click OK, Publisher will prompt to correct this for you. Click Yes to correct this if you are prompted.
Repeat these steps for each page in your Web site that you want to change the file name for.

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Article ID: 817373 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 with Digital Imaging
Keywords: 
kbwebpublishing kbsavefile kbnofix kbbug kbprb KB817373

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