Gus Oakes

I downloaded a trial version of SharePoint Designer and am trying to edit pages in my Sharepoint site with it. I can open up the site and see all the .aspx files, but when I double click on one nothing happens. If I right-click and select "Open With > SharePoint Designer" it also does nothing. If I select "Open With > Notepad", the file appears in Notepad. Is there some secret to opening the files in Designer

I have installed Designer on my XP workstation, as well as a test 2003 server. I have tried editing files on two different Sharepoint servers. Anyone know what's wrong

Thanks.


Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

Harkernator

I have the same problem!

Mine was working until about midday yesterday and now - thud!

Rgds





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

Harkernator

Found the answer

Uninstall Expression Web!

Rgds





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

SMR

I've got the same problem but I don't have Expressions Web installed.



Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

SMR

Problem was fixed by uninstalling FrontPage 2003.



Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

Harkernator

Yeah I think it's to do with file associations. Just had the same on another PC and doing a repair of SP Designer from Add/Remove Progs solved it.





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

Gus Oakes

Mine didn't stop working, it never worked, from two different machines. One of my coworkers said it would work if you ran it as local administrator, but that didn't work for me.




Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

BillCDN

Thanks for the posts so far... nice to know I'm not alone with this problem!

I've got WinXP SP2 with Office 2003 Pro & FrontPage 2003 & Sharepoint Designer 2007 trial

Same problem... can't find a resolution.

Deinstalled FrontPage 2003... no luck

Repaired SP Designer 2007... no luck

Help! Any ideas on how to diagnose the problem Did it go away when you upgraded from "trial" to "full license"

Thanks,

Bill LaBranche in Canada





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

CSManager

I had the same issue and it started working correctly after I right clicked on a file and opened it with notepad instead of Sharepoint Designer. After that it started opening correctly... seems kinda random but it worked for me.





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

Rohan A

I had the same problem. I uninstalled Expression Web and that did not fix my issue but that may also be a requirement when attempting to get to the solution.

I realised that I did not have MS Office 2003 or 2007 installed on my local box (where Sharepoint Designer was installed) which are pre-requisites for Sharepoint Designer.

Once I installed MS Office 2003, and configured my "Contributor" permissions (available from the Task Pane menu in Sharepoint Designer) to give myself full control, the problem was resolved.

Hope this helps.





Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Pages won't open in SharePoint Designer

AMJaka

I tried everything you all suggested and it didn't fix my problem. I registered my trial version and then it worked.