This article describes how to create custom Web packages for
use with Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. Web packages are bundled collections
of files that you import or export for use in a Web site. Web packages can
contain Web pages, templates, Web components, themes, graphics, style sheets,
and other elements.
When you create a Web package, you can identify dependencies
and files that the packaged file requires, and add them automatically. To
create your own custom Web package, follow these steps.Note
Do not add Universal Data Connection (UDC) files to a Web
package. A UDC file is an XML file that is stored in the _fpdatasources folder
that contains configuration information for a data source. UDC files can
contain passwords in plain text. Note
Do not package SharePoint document or picture libraries that
contain files. When other users import the Web package, those files will be
added to their Web site.
- Use Microsoft Windows Explorer to locate the following
Drive:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Application Data\Microsoft\FrontPage\Packages
- On the File menu, point to
New, and then click Folder.
- Name the folder, and then append to the name the ".tem"
file name extension.
Note All folders that contain Web package files must end with the .tem
- Start FrontPage 2003.
- On the Tools menu, point to
Packages, and then click Export.
- In the Files in Web site box, click the
files or the folders that you want to add to a Web package, and then click
- Identify the dependencies. The dependencies are additional
files that the selected files require to work correctly.
- If the Dependency checking list is not available,
click Show Dependencies.
- In the Dependency checking list, use one of the
- To show all dependent files, click Check
- To show all dependent files except pages that are
linked by hyperlinks or by external files, such as external cascading style
sheets, click Check all dependencies, except
- To hide dependent files, click Do not show
- Click Add. Any dependent files are added
according to the setting that you chose in the previous step.
- Click Properties, and then follow these
Note The properties provide information to users before they import
the Web package. You must add this information before you save the
- In the Title box, type a name for the
- In the Description box, type a
description of the Web package.
- In the Author box, type the name that
you want other users to see when they view the properties for the Web
- In the Company box, type the name of
your company, if you want.
- Click OK two times.
- In the File name box, edit the default
name for the Web package so that the name is the same as the folder that you
created in step 2.
- Locate the following folder, and then click
Drive:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Application Data\Microsoft\FrontPage\Packages\Folder_name.tem
- Quit FrontPage 2003.
- Open the following folder:
Drive:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Application Data\Microsoft\FrontPage\Packages\Folder_name.tem In this folder is the following file:
- On the File menu, point to
New, and then click Text Document.
- Name the file
- Open this file in Notepad, and then add
the following lines of text:
description= Description Text
- Save the file, and then close the document.
When you create a new Web page or a new Web site by using Web
packages, you will have a new tab that is named My Packages
the Web Site Templates