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davidmidgarden webforumsuser@macromedia.com
 
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Default Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 12:51 PM






I need to modify a current web site. So I would like to capture it in Dreamweaver so that I can make changes. I don't seem to see any such function in the program. It seems like this was an option on Frontpage, but it has been a while since I have done this sort of thing. I just downloaded Dreamweaver MX 2004 which is apparently the approved program for this sort of thing for USDA.

Thanks for any advise,

David





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Nicole Johnson
 
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Default Re: Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 12:56 PM






Are you going from Dreamweaver to Dreamweaver? If so:
From the file menu,
Site>Edit Sites>
Highlight the site you want to send and click on export. Follow the
directions

To import a site:
From the file menu,
Site>Edit Sites>
click on import and navigate to it's saved location.

Hope that helps.

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"davidmidgarden" <webforumsuser (AT) macromedia (DOT) com> wrote

Quote:
I need to modify a current web site. So I would like to capture it in
Dreamweaver so that I can make changes. I don't seem to see any such
function in the program. It seems like this was an option on Frontpage, but
it has been a while since I have done this sort of thing. I just downloaded
Dreamweaver MX 2004 which is apparently the approved program for this sort
of thing for USDA.
Quote:
Thanks for any advise,

David





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Murray *TMM*
 
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Default Re: Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 01:26 PM



There are two ways to interpret your question -

1. I have a site on my hard drive that was created with <insert your
favorite HTML authoring system here>. How do I import it into DW.

2. I have a site on the web that I need to capture locally so that I can
work on it with DW. How do I do that?

If your question is #1, then just create a DW site (read F1 Help on how to
do that) that points to the root of the existing local site, and go crazy
opening files and editing.

If your question is #2, then Dreamweaver can download any site on the web if
you have the login information for the site. You would need to use this
information in defining the remote site, then connect to that site, and GET
all the files. Now you can start editing.

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"davidmidgarden" <webforumsuser (AT) macromedia (DOT) com> wrote

Quote:
I need to modify a current web site. So I would like to capture it in
Dreamweaver so that I can make changes. I don't seem to see any such
function in the program. It seems like this was an option on Frontpage, but
it has been a while since I have done this sort of thing. I just downloaded
Dreamweaver MX 2004 which is apparently the approved program for this sort
of thing for USDA.
Quote:
Thanks for any advise,

David





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davidmidgarden webforumsuser@macromedia.com
 
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Default Re: Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 01:29 PM



Thanks Nicole,

What I need to do is capture the web site from the internet. I don't have it on my computer. So I need to import it from the http address. Seems kind of an obvious thing to do, but I don't see that option in the help files or menu's. Maybe I am just missing something.

I do find something similar to what you suggested, which is to export the site and THEN import it, but since I don't have the files I can't export them. If I did have the files I wouldn't need to import them either, so it isn't clear what good this option is. Maybe some quality control or backup tool.

Thanks though!




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Murray *TMM*
 
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Default Re: Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 01:42 PM



David:

Since this is what you need to do, you can use one of the many web copiers
out there (Quadsucker, WebCopier, BlackWidow, etc.) to download the entire
site and save it on the hard drive. Then you can open those files with DW.

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"davidmidgarden" <webforumsuser (AT) macromedia (DOT) com> wrote

Quote:
Thanks Nicole,

What I need to do is capture the web site from the internet. I don't have
it on my computer. So I need to import it from the http address. Seems
kind of an obvious thing to do, but I don't see that option in the help
files or menu's. Maybe I am just missing something.
Quote:
I do find something similar to what you suggested, which is to export the
site and THEN import it, but since I don't have the files I can't export
them. If I did have the files I wouldn't need to import them either, so it
isn't clear what good this option is. Maybe some quality control or backup
tool.
Quote:
Thanks though!





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Alan Ames _TMM_
 
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Default Re: Import/Capture a web site - 01-08-2004 , 01:46 PM



Or- (if the webforum ever catches up and they see this)

You must have some type of publishing rights to this website?
such as the FTP information?

if yes-
Define a new site in dreamweaver to a blank local folder.
Connect.
Pull down the entire site. Or just the files you want to work on.
Edit.
Select the changed files, and Put them back on the server.


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David:

Since this is what you need to do, you can use one of the many web copiers
out there (Quadsucker, WebCopier, BlackWidow, etc.) to download the entire
site and save it on the hard drive. Then you can open those files with DW.
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