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FP2002: FrontPage Does Not Prompt You to Save Embedded Image File


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Symptoms

When you copy an image from Microsoft Internet Explorer, paste the image into normal view in FrontPage, and then save the page, you do not receive a prompt to save the embedded image contained on the page.

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Cause

When you paste an image with an absolute source path on a Web page from Internet Explorer to FrontPage 2002, FrontPage recognizes the path as an absolute path to the image. When an absolute path is used in FrontPage, the path is left as absolute, so that the references to the images are not broken. Additionly, when a base location is set in the properties of the page, FrontPage also makes the path absolute.

Absolute Paths

In the following two examples of an absolute path, you are not prompted to save the image if you copy the image from Internet Explorer and paste it into FrontPage.

For the first example, the source page uses absolute URLs for the image:
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Example 1</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <img src="http://example.microsoft.com/images/image.gif">
  </body>
</html>
				
In the second example, the source page has a base location specified in the <head></head> section:
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Example 2</title>
    <base href="http://example.microsoft.com">
  </head>
  <body>
    <img src="/images/image.gif">
  </body>
</html>
				

Relative Paths

If a page has an image source as a relative path, and you copy the file from Internet Explorer, FrontPage prompts you to save the embedded image file:
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Example 3</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <img src="/images/image.gif">
  </body>
</html>
				

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Resolution

To resolve this behavior and make sure that the image is in your Web site, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Copy the Image to the Folder List

  1. Right-click the image in Internet Explorer, and then click Copy.
  2. Open a Web site in FrontPage.
  3. Right-click the folder that you want to contain the image, and then click Paste.

Method 2: Save the Image and Then Import It

  1. Right-click the image in Internet Explorer, and then click Save Picture As.
  2. Give the image a name, and then save it to your hard disk.
  3. Open a Web site in FrontPage.
  4. On the File menu, click Import, and then click Add File.
  5. Browse to the location where you saved the image earlier, and then select the image.
  6. Click Open.
  7. Click OK to import the image to your Web site.

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

After you use either of the methods in the "Resolution" section of this article, you can insert the image on a page by following these steps:
  1. On the Insert menu, click Picture, and then click From File.
  2. Browse to the location where you imported the image into your Web site.
  3. Select the file that you imported, and then click OK.
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
219253 FP2000: Prompted to Save Embedded Image Each Time You Save Page
219741 FP2000: Drag-and-Drop Operation in FrontPage Does Not Import Embedded Files

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Keywords: KB278273, kbpending, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 278273
Revision : 3
Created on : 1/29/2007
Published on : 1/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 344