Questions & Answers

If you have a question about the Expression Extras add-ins, you'll probably find it below.

How do I access the SEO Tools in Expression Web 3 & 4?

After downloading and installing the add-in you can access the SEO Tools via the custom menu or toolbar.

To use the custom menu, click Tools > Expression Extras SEO Tools.

SEO Tools Menu for Expression Web 3 and 4

To use the custom toolbar, right click any visible toolbar and then select PropertyCountToolbar. A checkmark next to a toolbar name indicates it is visible.

The Property Count Toolbar can be toggled on and off

How do I access the SEO Tools in Expression Web 1 & 2?

If you are using Expression Web 1 or 2, after downloading and installing the add-in, click the SEO Tools menu from the SEO Toolbar.

The custom SEO Toolbar in Expression Web 1 and 2

Note: The Property Count Menu Buttons are enabled by default. To prevent the Property Count Menu Buttons from appearing on startup, click the SEO Tools menu and then click Options.

(For those who are curious, the tools are implemented a bit differently from Expression Web 1 & 2 to Expression Web 3 & 4 because of the differences in Expression Web's application programming models.)

How do I work with add-ins?

Expression Web add-ins all share a common feature: You can determine when they are loaded. Most add-ins will load when Expression Web starts, and that's probably your best bet. However, there might be times when this isn't desirable (i.e. an add-in, while useful, consumes a lot of resources and you only want it to load when used).

Setting an Add-In's Startup Option

Open Expression Web (1, 2, or 3) and then click Tools > Add-Ins. A window will display listing all available add-ins.

The Manage Add-ins window in Expression Web

The Expression Web 3 Manage Add-ins Window

The COM Add-Ins window in Expression Web 1 and 2

The Expression Web 1 and 2 COM Add-Ins Window

Clear the checkmark next to the add-in's name and then click OK. This will prevent the add-in from loading on startup. Remember, the add-in is still available to you. Simply return to this window and select the add-in you want to use.

How do I uninstall an Add-In?

An add-in is a small software program that works by adding functionality to its host application. Given this behavior, add-ins can both be removed (from the host) and uninstalled (from the system).

Removing and Add-In

Using the same window as above, you can remove an add-in from Expression Web. When you remove an add-in, it is deleted from Expression Web's list of available add-ins. However, the add-in is still installed on your computer. The Remove function is available in Expression Web 1, 2 and 4. There is no Remove function in Expression Web 3.

Uninstalling an Add-In

To uninstall an add-in from your computer, close Expression Web and then go to Windows Control Panel. Find the name of the add-in or the company that developed it and then uninstall it. The next time Expression Web starts the add-in will not load and it will not be included in the list of  available add-ins.

What are the default sitemap priority settings?

When a sitemap.xml file is generated, the highest priority of 1.0 priority is automatically assigned to the following pages: default.htm, default.html, default.asp, default.aspx, index.htm, index.html, index.asp, index.aspx, home.htm, home.html, home.asp, and home.aspx. All other pages are assigned the default 0.5 priority.

For more information about priority settings, visit the sitemap.org site.

Why do I see Office Power! on my statement?

Office Power!, LLC is the legal name of the company. When I started the company in 1998 the focus was on tools for Microsoft Office. Later, the focus changed to FrontPage add-ins and then to Expression Web add-ins.

I lost my registration key, what should I do?

If you lost your registration code, send an email from the account used to purchase the add-in and you will get a prompt response. If you can't remember which email account was used during the purchase, include your full name. Send the email here..

What is it with the funky About box images?

All the About boxes in the Expression Web 1 and 2 add-ins have a background image taken from a graphic novel. The image used in the Expression Web 3 & 4 add-in contains a background image created by a very talented family member.

Hey, add-in development is a pretty dry experience. You need to have a little fun!

I love the Expression Web Extras Toolbar. Can I still use it?

Of course! Even though the Expression Web Extras Toolbar was discontinued on 12/31/2009, you can keep using it as long as you like. Support will be provided until 6/30/2010 (lost keys, how to enable, etc.).

Why was the Expression Web Extras Toolbar discontinued?

The Expression Web Extras Toolbar was implemented as a set of custom macros. Two issues resulted from this: installing the toolbar would overwrite any custom macros the user had and enabling the toolbar, though easy, wasn't as intuitive as I would have liked.

During the development of the SEO Tools for Expression Web 3 I changed development environments which solved both issues. It also gave me the opportunity to remove little used features and to separate the software into individual add-ins for the various editions of Expression Web.

What's with the new prices?

Pricing is always difficult. I decided to go with a more mobile phone/app pricing model. Is it the right model? I'm not sure. Only time will tell.

Do the add-ins work with 64 bit versions of Windows?

Yes! (In fact, I use all of the software on a Windows 7 64 bit system.) Every add-in has been tested on Windows XP 32 bit running Expression Web 1, 2, and 3 and Windows 7 64 bit running Expression Web 1, 2, and 3.

If you want to run the Expression Web 1 or 2 add-ins on a 64 bit Windows system, you will need to download and run one other thing. You can download the additional files here.