SharePoint Designer 2007

Overview

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 is currently available for free from Microsoft and works well with the UI FrontPage server. It is Microsoft's replacement for FrontPage. The SharePoint Designer 2007's interface is very similar to FrontPage 2003. Thus, FrontPage users adopt it easily.

WARNING:

  • Microsoft FrontPage DOES NOT work with Windows 7. If you must upgrade, we recommend moving to SharePoint Designer 2007.
  • SharePoint Designer 2010 will NEVER work with the UI FrontPage server. You MUST use SharePoint Designer 2007, FrontPage, or Expression Web to connect to the UI FrontPage server.

Product Recommendations by Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Microsoft FrontPage 2003 does not work with Windows 7. We recommend you use SharePoint Designer 2007 to access the UI FrontPage server.
Windows 7

Microsoft XP

Microsoft FrontPage 2003 continues to work well on the Microsoft XP platform. The Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 interface is very similar to FrontPage 2003. However, there are a few differences that should be considered before you decide to SharePoint Designer 2007:
  • No Themes (replaced by Dynamic Web Templates)
  • No Shared Borders (replaced by Dynamic Web Templates)
  • No FrontPage Forms
  • No Hit Counter (doesn't work with FrontPage either)
Windows XP

Macintosh

Access to the UI FrontPage server is not supported via the Macintosh platform.
Mac OS X

Download SharePoint Designer 2007

Help Downloading the correct file:

  • Scroll part way down the Microsoft page linked below
  • Click on the download button next to: SharePointDesigner.exe
  • Download Now!

 

How to Edit a Website on UI FrontPage server

  1. Open SharePoint Designer 2007 or FrontPager 2003
  2. Choose File, then Open Site...
  3. Type the full web address as the Site name (including http://)
  4. Click Open
  5. Login with your NetID username & Password
  6. Once you make a change to an .htm file, press save, and then refresh your browser you will see the changes made to the site.

 

Help using SharePoint Designer 2007

 

FrontPage features not available in SharePoint Designer

The Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 interface is very similar to FrontPage 2003. However, there are a few difference to make note of in SharePoint Designer:

  • No Themes (replaced by Dynamic Web Templates)
  • No Shared Borders (replaced by Dynamic Web Templates)
  • No FrontPage Forms
  • No Hit Counter (doesn't work with FrontPage either)