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Convert Shared Borders to Include Files

Replace Shared Borders with Design Time Includes


  • First, back up the site.
  • Open the _borders folder and make copies of the shared borders files. This is necessary since FrontPage may delete the shared borders when they are removed from every page.
  • Open the first page
  • Remove Shared Borders. Format-Shared Borders and untick all the boxes.
  • At the top of the page,
    Insert->Web Component->Included Content->Page  Click Finish
    [Note that this command is available as a tool bar button, Use Customise Toolbars to insert it on a toolbar.]
    Browse to the copy of the top border, and click OK
    Top "border" is now included.
  • Create a table 100% wide, with 2 or 3 columns
  • In first column, include the copy of Left border.
  • In third column, include the copy of Right Border
  • Select all other content on page and move to center column.
  • Adjust table cellpadding and cellspacing to suit.
  • Under the table, Include copy of bottom border.
  • Save the page.
  • Repeat for all other pages.