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This article explains how to use Microsoft FrontPage to import, edit, and publish a Web site created in Microsoft Publisher 2000.
In Publisher 2000, you can create Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) pages, but you cannot open and edit the HTML pages in Publisher after they are created. If you want to use Publisher to create and publish a Web site, it is recommended that you save a copy of your document as a publication file (.pub). In this way, if you want to make any changes to your Web site, you can edit the .pub file, save it as a new HTML document, and then republish it in Publisher. Or, you can import your publication into FrontPage and then use FrontPage to edit your pages and publish your Web site. You may want to do this if you want to add the many available FrontPage features and formatting options to your Web pages.
To import your Web publication into FrontPage and then edit and publish your Web site, follow the steps in the "Save Your Publication in HTML Format" and "Import Your Web Site into FrontPage" sections of this article.
Save Your Publication in HTML Format
When you create a publication in Publisher, it is saved with a .pub file extension. Before you import your publication into FrontPage, you must first save (publish) it in HTML format. To do this, follow these steps:
Start Publisher, and then open your publication.
On the File menu, click Save as Web Page.
In the Save as Web Page dialog box, accept the default Publish folder that Publisher creates when you publish (save) your publication in HTML format, or specify another folder and location on your hard disk in which to save the HTML files, and then click OK.
The Web site created from your publication is now published to the folder that you specified on your hard disk. The home page file name is Index.html.
Import Your Web Site into FrontPage
Do one of the following:
If you are using FrontPage 2000, point to New on the File menu, and then click Web.
If you are using FrontPage 2002, point to New on the File menu, and then click Page or Web.
In the New dialog box (in FrontPage 2000) or the New Page or Web task pane (in FrontPage 2002), click Empty Web, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Import, and then click Add Folder.
Do one of the following:
If you are using FrontPage 2000, locate the folder containing your HTML files in the Browse for Folder dialog box, and then click OK.
If you are using FrontPage 2002, locate the folder containing your HTML files in the File Open dialog box, and then click Open.
The contents of the folder are listed in the Import dialog box.
The folder containing your HTML files is listed in the Folder List pane in your new Web.
Click the plus sign (+) next to the folder to expand it and view its contents.
Drag the Index.html file from the folder to the root of your Web.
Double-click a Web page in the Folder List pane to edit the page.For more information about editing Web pages in FrontPage, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type designing web pages in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
When you have finished making the changes that you want to your pages, and are ready to publish your Web to the Internet or an intranet, click Publish Web on the File menu.
In the Publish Web dialog box (in FrontPage 2000) or the Publish Destination dialog box (in FrontPage 2002), specify the location in which you want to publish your Web (for example, the location of your Web server, FTP Web server, or a file system location), and then click Publish. For additional information about how to publish a FrontPage Web, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For more information about how to publish a Web in FrontPage, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type publish a web in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For additional information about creating a Web site in Publisher, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
198241 PUB2000: Can't Open HTML Documents in Publisher