Instructions for exporting a Web package using SharePoint Designer 2007
When you create a Web package, the files that you choose to include are packaged and compressed in a single .fwp file. A Web package can include lists, libraries, any documents in those lists and libraries, Web pages, and Web Part Pages. However, when a Web site is moved as empty content, list data that is part of the original Web site does not move with the Web pages in the package. For example, your library might contain a column that you created to track the planning status of documents. When you package the library, the package includes the documents, the custom column, and the settings for that column, but not the data indicating the status of the documents.
Web packages offer two key conveniences. First, when you create a Web package, you have great flexibility in choosing which files to include in the package. You can include the entire site or just specific Web pages, lists, or libraries. Second, when you package the files, you can easily identify dependencies — files that are required by the packaged files — and have them automatically added to the Web package. For example, if you package a Web page that contains a list that uses custom list forms, those associated files can be automatically identified and added to the Web package.
Below steps need to be performed to Export a Web package
1. On the File menu, click Open Site.
2. In the Open Site dialog box, browse to and click the Web site that you want to package, and then click Open.
3. On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Personal Web Package.
4. To view the dependencies of files as you select them for inclusion in the Web package, click Show Dependencies at the bottom of the dialog box. Dependencies are additional, associated files that the selected files require in order to work properly.
5. In the Dependency checking list, do one of the following:
To show all dependent files, click Check all dependencies.
To show all dependent files except pages linked by hyperlinks, click Check all dependencies, except hyperlinks.
Note: This option also excludes cascading style sheet files. To include cascading style sheets when you export a Web package, click Check all dependencies.
To not show dependencies and include only the specific files that you select, click Do not check dependencies. This option gives you full control over exactly what files are added to the Web package.
6. In the Files in Web site list, click the files or folders that you want to add to the Web package, and then click Add.
Any dependent files are also added according to the option that you chose in the previous step. This option determines which files are added to the package, regardless of whether you click Show Dependencies or Hide Dependencies to actually show or hide the list of dependent files.
7. To remove files from the Web package, click those files in the Files in Package list, and then click Remove.
Note: Choosing another option in the Dependency checking list does not remove files that have already been added to the Web package.
8. To include information about the package that others can view before they import it, click Properties, do any of the following, and then click OK:
In the Title box, type a name for the Web package.
In the Description box, type a description of the Web package.
In the Author box, type the name that you want other users to see when they view the properties for the Web package.
In the Company box, type the name of your company, if necessary.
The External dependencies list shows files that the Web package uses but does not include.
Note: You must add this property information before you save the package. You cannot add it to the package at a later time.
9. After you add all the files that you want to the Files in Package list, click OK.
10. In the File name box, enter a name for the Web package. By default, if you clicked Properties and typed a title for the Web package, that title appears here as the file name.
11. In the File Save dialog box, browse to the location where you want to save the Web package, and then click Save.
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