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    Frontpage preferences (FP2002/Win2002)

    In Word, you can save your toolbars, macros, etc etc etc in either the normal.dot or a separate 'startup' template; in XL you have the personal.xls, where you can do the same thing.

    Is there an equivalent in FP? Can you even write macros in FP?!

    I got a new computer a couple of weeks ago and had just got FP set up how I like to work - then last night the SP3 office update installed and lo and behold, my FP is back to its original state again. I am getting so fed up with redoing all the toolbar, layout etc changes that I'm just not bothering half the time now!

    Please, someone tell me it's possible!
    Beryl M


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    Re: Frontpage preferences (FP2002/Win2002)

    See:
    193006 - HOW TO: Reset Personal Menus in Office XP and Office 2000 Programs

    but SP's and updates can be a problem, see:
    313922 - FP2002: Customized Toolbars Are Reset After You Install Office XP SP-1

    As for macro's, you would think they were not available by the amount of apparent support from MS. There are a few How To's, such as:
    316011 - HOW TO: Programmatically Add Meta Information to All Pages in Your FrontPage Web
    but your best bet may be to trawl the web for sites such as http://www.frontpagehowto.com/.

    (I'm hoping Webgenii will pop in with some good tips or links here - I don't use FP enough to warrant learning anything new yet. One day... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Frontpage preferences (FP2002/Win2002)

    Given Leif's kind words, I wish I had some good news here. I don't.
    While you can write VBA macros for FP, you'll find the help is pretty awful. The macros are not stored anywhere special, which means that any SPs will wipe them out. Same with your viewing preferences. The best you could do is export any modules so that you could reimport them as necessary. And of course create macros to build your favourite toolbars.

    I too found all this out the hard way. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    [b]Catharine Richardson (WebGenii)
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