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Using the Book’s CD

Using the Book’s CD

The companion CD included with this book contains the practice files and sample sites you’ll use as you work through the book’s exercises, as well as other electronic resources that will help you learn how to use Microsoft Expression Web.

What’s on the CD?

The companion CD contains practice files and sample sites necessary to complete the exercises, as well as sample sites depicting the results of completed exercises. The following table lists the practice files and sites supplied on the book’s CD.

ChapterFiles and sites
Chapter 1: Understanding How Expression Web WorksSample Sites\CH1 Sample Sites\Publish\CH1
Chapter 2: Moving From FrontPage to Expression WebSample Sites\CH2

Sample Sites\CH2-Done

Sample Sites\FrontPageExample

Sample Sites\FrontPageExample-Done

Chapter 3: Becoming Familiar with Modern Web Site StandardsSample Sites\CH3 Sample Sites\CH3-Done
Chapter 4: Presenting Information on a Web PageSample Sites\CH4 Sample Site\CH4-Done
Chapter 5: Enhancing a Web Site with ImagesSample Sites\CH5

Samples Sites\CH5-Import

Sample Sites\CH5-Done
Chapter 6: Creating Web Sites from a TemplateSample Sites\CH6-Done Files\CH6-images-import
Chapter 7: Creating a Web Site from ScratchSample Sites\CH7-Done


Chapter 8: Taking It to the Next LevelSample Sites\CH8

Sample Sites\CH8-Done

Chapter 9: Publishing a Web SiteSample Sites\CH9 Sample Sites\Publish\CH9
Chapter 10: Managing a Web SiteSample Sites\CH10 Sample Sites\Publish\CH10SelectivePublish
Chapter 11: Using ASP.NET FeaturesSample Sites\CH11 Sample Sites\CH11-Done

In addition to the practice files and sample sites, the CD contains some exciting resources that will enhance your ability to get the most out of using this book and Expression Web, including the following:

  • Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step in eBook format

  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, 5th ed. eBook

  • First Look 2007 Microsoft Office System eBook

  • Microsoft Office Fluent Ribbon Quick Reference

  • Windows Vista Product Guide


The companion CD for this book does not contain the Expression Web software. You should purchase and install that software before using this book.

Minimum System Requirements

To perform the exercises in this book, your computer should meet the following requirements:

  • Processor. Pentium 700 megahertz (MHz) or higher; 2 gigahertz (GHz) recommended.

  • Memory. 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 1 gigabyte (GB) or more recommended.

  • Hard disk. For the eBooks and downloads, we recommend 3 GB of available hard disk space with 2 GB on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.


    Hard disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices might require more or less hard disk space.

  • Operating System. Windows Vista or later, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later.

  • Drive. CD or DVD drive.

  • Display. Monitor with 1024×768 or higher screen resolution and 16-bit or higher color depth.

  • Software. Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 with service packs.

Step-by-Step Exercises

In addition to the hardware, software, and connections required to run Expression Web, you will need the following to successfully complete the exercises in this book:

  • Microsoft Expression Web

  • 18 MB of available hard disk space for the practice files

Installing the Practice Files

Some exercises in Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step use the Web site templates included when you install Expression Web. For other exercises, there are practice files and sample sites that come on this book’s accompanying CD.

To install the files from the CD:

Remove the companion CD from the envelope at the back of the book, and insert it into the CD drive of your computer.

The Step By Step Companion CD License Terms appear. Follow the on-screen directions. To use the practice files, you must accept the terms of the license agreement. After you accept the license agreement, a menu screen appears.


If the menu screen does not appear, click the Start button and then click Computer. Display the Folders list in the Navigation Pane, click the icon for your CD drive, and then in the right pane, double-click the StartCD executable file.

Click Install Practice Files.

Click Next on the first screen, and then click Next to accept the terms of the license agreement on the next screen.

If you want to install the practice files to a location other than the default folder (Documents\Microsoft Press\Expression Web SBS), click the Change button, select the new drive and path, and then click OK.


If you install the practice files to a location other than the default, you will need to substitute that path within the exercises.

Click Next on the Choose Destination Location screen, and then click Install on the Ready to Install the Program screen to install the selected practice files.

After the practice files have been installed, click Finish.

Close the Step by Step Companion CD window, remove the companion CD from the CD drive, and return it to the envelope at the back of the book.

Using the Practice Files

When you install the practice files and sample sites from the companion CD, the files are stored on your hard disk in chapter-specific subfolders under Documents\Microsoft Press\Expression Web SBS. Each exercise is preceded by a Housekeeping segment that lists the sample Web site needed for that exercise and any extra tasks you need to complete before you start working through the exercise, as shown here:

USE the CH3 sample site. This site is located in the Documents\Microsoft Press\Expression Web SBS\Sample Sites folder.

BE SURE TO start Expression Web before beginning this exercise.

OPEN the CH3 site, and display the default.htm page in Split view.

Wherever possible, we made the exercises independent of each other. However, if you choose to do exercises in a sequence other than that presented in the book, be aware that there are exercises in some chapters that depend on other exercises performed earlier in the book. If this is the case, we will tell you where in the book the prerequisite exercises are located.

You can browse to the practice files in Windows Explorer by following these steps:

On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Documents.


In your Documents folder, double-click Microsoft Press, double-click Expression Web SBS, and then double-click a specific chapter folder or site.

Removing the Practice Files

You can free up hard disk space by uninstalling the practice files that were installed from the companion CD. The uninstall process deletes any files that you created in the Documents\Microsoft Press\Expression Web SBS folder while working through the exercises.

Follow these steps:

On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.


In Control Panel, under Programs, click the Uninstall a program task.

If the Programs and Features message box asking you to confirm the deletion appears, click Yes.

See Also

If you need additional help installing or uninstalling the practice files, see the “Getting Help” section later in this book.


Microsoft Product Support Services does not provide support for this book or its companion CD.

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