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So What Happens Behind the Scenes?
After you make your final selection in the wizard, GoLive looks at your site's files and creates a Site Document and GoLive folder structure to reflect it, placing these items in the folder you created to contain your site. You don't see this happening, but GoLive creates the following files, as shown here:
What the folders look like on your hard drive using DreamWeaver
What the folders look like on your hard drive using FrontPage
But What About FrontPage Code?
If you're using FrontPage, you're aware that it's big on proprietary code and creates a bunch of folders and files that work only in FrontPage. If your pages look fine in the browser when you preview them from within the GoLive Site Window, you don't necessarily have to worry about that code within your page. However, when you decide you want that stuff gone, there's a special extension made just for GoLive that'll do the job for you and even report what it has done.
All you have to do (after you install it) is open each FrontPage-created html page by double-clicking it in the Files tab, and choose Special > Clean Up HTML > Front Page. From there, by clicking More Options, you'll have the option to "upgrade" or "remove" any of 13 FrontPage code issues.
Adobe-Provided Conversion Help
The GoLive CD includes more details on the FrontPage file and code issue. You'll find this information inside a folder called Featured Extensions.
Deborah Shadovitz is a Mac user-turned-specialist, who also designs Web sites. Among other things she teaches and writes about GoLive.
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