I just want to preface this question with the fact that I am quite new to SharePoint administration and, up until now, it has only been in SharePoint 2010. I have just discovered that one of the sites I am responsible for is a SharePoint 2007 implementation and I need to make a change to the master page that the site is using. I have found what master page is being used and I want to make some changes to it but I don't have SharePoint designer installed on the server where the SharePoint site is being hosted.
My questions are these . . . Should I install SharePoint Designer 2007 on the server and perform the edits from there or should I install it on my development machine and perform the edits remotely? I will admit that this option gives me pause. I am not sure that I can get all of the network security settings in place that will allow this to happen remotely even if it is possible.
Do I need to use SharePoint Designer 2007 or will SharePoint Designer 2010 work for a 2007 implementation?
Is there a way to edit the master page without using SharePoint Designer or some other third party tool? Can it be done from within the web interface? My changes are very small. Just some link captions and such.