Website File Access

  Bun 08:09 16 Jul 2003

I want to put some files onto my website for a friend to download. I am using Frontpage if that is any help. It must be obvious but I don't seem able to see the wood for the trees. Thanks yet again guys.

  Jester2K II 08:54 16 Jul 2003

Do you have a website already?

If so you must know how to upload a directory of files and then give your mates the addresses? If not, create a folder of the files. Up load the folder and work out what the addresses will be.

Something like

click here

  Gingermum 10:07 16 Jul 2003

The following assumes you have a web site and upload using FP publisher. Import the file into your web using File, Import, Add file. On one of your pages create a hyperlink to that file. When the user clicks on the hyperlink, the program that runs that file type will start. If they just want to download it, they should right click on it and select "Save Target As". Best to include those directions on the page.

  Bun 14:26 16 Jul 2003

Yes I do have a website but up to now have only put very basic things on like text and photos. I have uploaded all the files onto my website (one of the few things I can do)but now need to know the correct tags and phraseology to point to the files and allow them to be downloaded. ie <p> <img src="image.jpg" </p> or such like. Thanks for your patience guys.

  Jester2K II 14:51 16 Jul 2003

Just use the Insert Hyperlink to add a hyperlink to the files

  Bun 15:37 16 Jul 2003

Listen mate you are dealing with a real computer idiot. So I found the hyperlink and it needs an input http:// etc it's the etc bit I need. Just one more try and if I don't get it I promise I will shoot myself.

  Jester2K II 16:06 16 Jul 2003

Insert Hyperlink

Make sure on the left hand side you have clicked on Existing File Or Web Page under Link To:

In the bit above the address find the file you want to link to. Bit like when you want to open a Word file and you move through the directories etc and then click on the actual file.


Then the address to the file should appear in the address bar (don't worry about it being c:// etc it'll convert to http:// etc itself)

Then at the top fill in the Text To Display bit - something like Click Here To Download File 1

Then hit OK

Your link should be added to your page.

  Bun 16:30 16 Jul 2003

What can I say your perserverance has paid off it works a treat. I knew you could do it. Te he it turned out to be so easy even I did it. I am over the moon or close anyway. Many thanks m8.

  Jester2K II 16:41 16 Jul 2003

Yeah i know that feeling. Took me a little while to get it right first time too..... But when it works....


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