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Working with Web Pages

To avoid breaking any of the links among your Web pages, use Expression Web (rather than the Windows Explorer) to save, open, change the name or title, or delete pages.

To save a Web page:

  1. Choose File > Save (ctrls.jpg) or click the Save button in the Common toolbar or right-click the page's tab and choose Save from the drop-down menu (Figure 3.15).

    Figure 3.15

    Figure 3.15 You have at least three ways to save a page.

  2. If this is the first page you've saved to the site, the Save As dialog box automatically names the file default, making it the site's home page (Figure 3.16). (See second tip.) The dialog box also automatically titles the page Untitled1. If that's your intention, click Save and the file is saved with that name and title and the dialog box closes.

    Figure 3.16

    Figure 3.16 If this is the first page you've saved to the site, the Save As dialog box automatically names it default, making it the site's home page.

    or

    To give the file another name and title, type the name in the File name text box and click Change title (Figure 3.17). When the Set Page Title appears, replace the automatic title (top, Figure 3.18) with the one you want to use (bottom, Figure 3.18). Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Figure 3.17

    Figure 3.17 Use the File name field to rename the page, and then click Change title.

    Figure 3.18

    Figure 3.18 Type a new title (top), and click OK to close the dialog box (bottom).

  3. The Save As dialog box reappears with your name and title choices in place (Figure 3.19). Click Save to apply the changes and close the dialog box. The new name appears in the Folder List and the open page tab (Figure 3.20).

    Figure 3.19

    Figure 3.19 The Save As dialog box reappears with your name and title choices in place. Click Save to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

    Figure 3.20

    Figure 3.20 The new name appears in the Folder List and the open page tab.

To open a Web page:

Do one of the following:

  • To open a Web page in the same Web site, double-click its name in the Folder List pane.
  • To open a Web page in another Web site, choose File > Open and then use the dialog box that appears to navigate to the desired page.

To change a page's name:

  1. Click the file in the Folder List to select it. Wait a beat and click it again to select its name (Figure 3.24).

    Figure 3.24

    Figure 3.24 Click once, wait a beat, and click again to select the file's name in the Folder List.

  2. Use your cursor to select everything but the .htm suffix (left, Figure 3.25). Type a new name (right, Figure 3.25). Press enterarrow.jpg.

    Figure 3.25

    Figure 3.25 Select everything but the .htm suffix (left), then type a new name (right).

    The new name is applied to the file (Figure 3.26).

    Figure 3.26

    Figure 3.26 Press enterarrow.jpg and the new name is applied to the file.

To change a page's title:

  1. Right-click a page in the Folder List, and choose Properties from the drop-down menu (Figure 3.27).

    Figure 3.27

    Figure 3.27 To change a page's title, right-click a page in the Folder List and choose Properties from the drop-down menu.

  2. Select the title in the General tab of the Properties dialog box (top, Figure 3.28). Type a new title and click OK to apply the change and close the dialog box (bottom, Figure 3.28).

    Figure 3.28

    Figure 3.28 Select the title in the General tab (top), type a new title, and click OK to apply the change and close the dialog box (bottom).

To delete a Web page:

  1. In the Folder List, right-click the page and choose Delete from the drop-down menu (Figure 3.30).

    Figure 3.30

    Figure 3.30 To delete a page, right-click it in the Folder List and choose Delete from the drop-down menu.

  2. An alert dialog box appears, asking if you want to delete the page (Figure 3.31). Click Yes, and the page is deleted from the site.

    Figure 3.31

    Figure 3.31 If you're sure you want to delete the page, click Yes.

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