Microsoft® Expression® Web 4 Step by Step

Errata for Microsoft® Expression® Web 4 Step by Step




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xv
first paragraph

says "unzip to \User\Documents\Microsoft Press\Expression Web 4 SBS" to match the book, ist should be "\Users\Chris\...." for Win 7 or a better explanation of where to install (maybe \Users\username\..." or what the difference in the page displays in the book will be.

Note from the Author or Editor:
add a callout style element about how the folder path on the readers machine will be different etc.

Dennis M. Reed  Feb 15, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Safari Books Online
xiv and xix
Last sentence and Step 4

Because the page layout has changed, instructions for finding links on the catalog page need to be updated. On page xiv "Click the Companion Content link on that page under the book cover image. When a list of files appears, locate and download the examples zip file." Should change to something like: "Click the Companion Content link on that page in the Essential Links section. When a list of files appears, locate and download the examples zip file " "4 On your book’s catalog page, under the cover image, you’ll see a list of links " Should be something like: "4 On your book’s catalog page, in the Essential Links section, you’ll see a list of links."

Anonymous  Sep 28, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page xiv
The URL in the Code Samples section

The URL http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735639027 takes the reader to the book's catalog page rather than the landing page for the companion content. Please replace that URL with this one: http://examples.oreilly.com/9780735639027-files/

Microsoft Press  Apr 24, 2013 
Printed
Page 21
Item #3

The instruction in item #3 says hold down the Shift key to select multiple items. I believe it should be the Control key.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change "shift+click" to "control+click"

Gary Krambs  Jan 07, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 36
1st paragraph

(end of previous page paragraph 5) I don't remember inserting a JavaScript comment - I was sure it was an HTML comment .....

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change JavaScript comment to HTML comment

Anonymous  Oct 07, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 71, 73, 74
Step 1, Step 6-9, and Step 11

The section entitled "Using PHP with the Expression Development Server" on page 71, step one instructs to download the Windows Installer "thread Safe" version. At the site listed, it has the ZIP file and a Windows Installer file. Expression Web help tells to to download the ZIP file. Which one does the instruction in the book refer to? Under page 73 steps 6-9, instructions were to use Windows Explorer and access the file via Properties. When my Properties dialog box appears, I DO NOT have the Security or Previous Versions tabs. So I bypassed those steps. Under page 74, step 11, instructions were to add the php-cgi.exe file to Expression Web via Applications Options. When I did, and got to step 17 on page 75, to preview the page, I received an error and nothing came up concerning the .ini file. I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3. What am I doing wrong?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Want to re-write the PHP installation part and note a video. This issue seems to be a common thread among posters to this board.

Adalberto McFarlane  Jun 19, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 88
After Step 21

After Step 21 there should be a reminder, "In the Folder List panel, double-click on Master.dwl". Then continue with Step 22.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add "tip" or whatever the style is for notes such as this.

Carina Lister  Mar 10, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 146
2 paragraph

You should consider placing a screen print that shows the result of completing step 2 found on page 146. After completeing this step, my page only has the following language/code: <%@ Control Language="C#" ClassName="WebUserControl1" %>. This language is found on line one and there is no other code on the entire page. When I complete step 6 and view the screen print, I see that code exists up to line 13 before I should cut and paste code on lines 15 through 20. Does my Expression Web4 program have a bug? Or does the book fail to show that I should write more code prior to completing step 6.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add a screenshot or adjust the text

Mims Rouse  Jan 23, 2011 
Printed
Page 165
Figure in middle of page

The output in the Design Pane of the application after step #4 does not show circles and discs for the <ul> items' bullets. I think this is due to the CSS sheet that is linked in to the Chapter4.html file. If the same actions are performed on a clean Untitled_1.html tab (i.e. no CSS sheet is linked to it) then yes, the <ul> bullets look as shown in the screenshot in the book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Need a source file change to disconnect from the main style sheet. note made in stylesheet.

Greg Truby  Oct 19, 2012  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 190
Step 7

"Resample icon" - What Resample Icon? Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1303.0 SP2 if it helps .....

Note from the Author or Editor:
We need to highlight or call out the resample icon.

John Upstone  Oct 12, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 195
Last Paragraph

auto-style2 has suffered the same fate as auto-style1 earlier in the chapter. Could it be something to do with the fact that the icon below the "apply styles" panel shows "CSS Mode: Manual" or is chapter 4 suffering from something that has happened in service pack 2? There have been changes to a so-far unmentioned style sheet called "main.css" that have prompted the "save embedded files" popup and ew4 automatically changed the picture file type to .jpg ..... Version 4.0.1303.0 SP2

Note from the Author or Editor:
Need to add text directing reader to the correct CSS application mode. a. Readers coming off track. Make sure the steps are clear, add a callout element to show the potential for not selecting the right element before the style is applied. Link book to video segment about this section.

John Upstone  Oct 12, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 207
Step 22

Before "Click Replace in the Replace Files dialog box" insert "Click on the 'Export All' button then " Reason: to save wasting time trying to find something which hasn't been presented yet. If I knew all these things I needn't have bought the book .....

Note from the Author or Editor:
correct: Before "Click Replace in the Replace Files dialog box" insert "Click on the 'Export All' button then "

John Upstone  Oct 12, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 221
Step 25

"In the Import dialog box, click the" > ADD < "File button ......"

Note from the Author or Editor:
correct: "In the Import dialog box, click the" > ADD < "File button ......"

John Upstone  Oct 12, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 266
Step 28 Paragraph 2 and Step 29

Replace "squares" with "rectangles". Reason: We were originally told to "Drag six small rectangles ......"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Replace "squares" with "rectangles". (or shapes)

John Upstone  Oct 13, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 266
Step 29

Insert after "Click the first [square] on the Artboard." > "Click the fill button. " < Reason: I guess that we are trying to fill the rectangles not change their border colour.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Make sure user is doing fill not stroke. Callout/image/etc.

John Upstone  Oct 13, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 283
2nd screen shot showing the default.html document in a code pane

The screen shot shows a CSS definition for the <body> tag. However the steps for adding a CSS definition for the <bod>y tag do not happen until two pages later (beginning with step #8 on page 286).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Edit image to trim lines 46+

Greg Truby  Oct 24, 2012  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 301
Step #12, 3rd sentence.

The sentence reads "Click the thumbnail icon on the Toolbox panel...". There is no "thumbnail" icon on the Toolbox panel. There is a pin icon; which, I believe, was what Chris intended to write.

Note from the Author or Editor:
manuscript changed at: PG 301 Step 12 to: Click the thumbtack icon on the Toolbox panel to autohide it,

Greg Truby  Oct 24, 2012  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 310
Step #36, last sentence

The sentence reads: "The Address field will be populated with ".\Products," rather than "..\Products\default.html"." The sentence SHOULD read: "The Address field will be populated with "..\Products" rather than "..\Products\default.html"." i.e. two periods, not one in front of the first backslash and no comma after "Products".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Manuscript changed at PG 310 Step 36: 36. Double-click Products to select the list item text. Right-click the selected text and then select Hyperlink in the context menu. Click the site’s Products folder to select it. The Address field will be populated with ”...\Products,” rather than .”..\P roducts\default.html.”

Greg Truby  Oct 24, 2012  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 331
# 33

Text button and Windows Media button works, Flash button does not work: Flash button will not work in IE9 and other versions of Internet Explorer, will work in Firefox and others. To get around this problem, put the following code in the Flash-example.txt file, select copy and paste into the New HTMl box: <!-- [if IE]><!--> <object data="files/flash.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,115,0" width="240px" height="180px"> <!--<![endif]--> <!-- [if !IE]><!--> <object id="flash1" data="files/flash.swf" style="width: 240px; height: 180px" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <!--<![endif]--> <param name="movie" value="files/flash.swf" /> <param name="quality" value="High" /> </object>

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change step/ Verify that SP2 fixes this issue.

Clifford Darrett  Jul 18, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 338
Step 1

Replace "Click the Data Tasks button in the upper right of the Design pane," with "Click Data View on the common toolbar, " I'd like to apply for a job as a proof-reader - what's the pay like?

Note from the Author or Editor:
include an image of the dataview button mentioned in this para.

John Upstone  Oct 14, 2011  Nov 30, 2012
Printed
Page 340
Step 8

Replace the first part of the sentence with: Set your cursor in the Code pane just after the closing quotation mark after description and start typing with a space then dis....... Reason: If you are making an insertion, Intellisense needs a space after the cursor or it won't work.

Note from the Author or Editor:
No reason not to reafirm how to bring up intellisense.

John Upstone  Oct 14, 2011  Nov 30, 2012