SP Designer 2007: cannot load stp files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the book Step by Step..Sharepoint Designer 2007 and would like to look at the examples. I have installed from the CD to the default location, but cannot open any of the stps. I just get the "cannot load" error.

    Running Windows 7 in a corporate environment, also have Office 2010 installed (tried removing Sharepoint 2010, didn't help).

    Any suggestions?


    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:38 AM


  • The step by step book would have mentioned that you'll need access to a SharePoint site collection with admin rights.  These are needed for installing the stp files.  Note that I mention install, not open.  These files are SharePoint Template files which are used for: -

    1. List templates
    2. Document library templates

    You need to upload these to a gallery and then generate the list, from which the book wil insruct you further.  There isn't any Office / Client application that'll open these for you.

    Hope that helps,

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:37 PM