Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Importing an Existing Web Site
An Essentials or Premium Office Live account allows you to create a Web site
in one of three ways:
You can use Office Live’s Web Designer.
If you’re proficient in Web design, you can use software specifically
designed for Web-site creation, such as Microsoft Expression Web or
Macromedia Dreamweaver.
You can hire a Web design professional.
If you want to use your own Web-site design software, you have to change
that option in Office Live:
You lose the capability to use the Office Live Web Designer.
Any pages created using the Web Designer are permanently deleted
(although any images or documents you’ve uploaded to the Image
Gallery or the Document Gallery are still saved).
If you decide to return to the Office Live Web Designer, any pages you
created using your third-party design software are deleted — as are any
files associated with the site, including images and documents. Then you
have to re-create your entire Web site, using Office Live’s Web Designer.
Here’s how you can change your Web Designer preferences:
1. Click WebSite in the Navigation bar of your Office Live Home page.
The Page Manager opens.
2. Select Activate Third-Party Design Tools from the Site Actions
dropdown menu.
You’re rewarded with the very scary and ominous warning message
shown in Figure 5-20.
3. Click the Activate Now button.
Office Live wants to make it abundantly clear that this is not a matter
you should enter into lightly. You see a second warning window — just
in case you breezed through the first one.
4. Select I want to deactivate the Office Live Web designer tools and
delete my existing files and then click OK.
You might want to take a deep breath before clicking that OK button. An
indicator bar scrolls across your screen, indicating that you have just
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