I dont know if this is the right place to ask this, but I have a PDF file and a couple .doc files that I need to put on my site and make them printable, so how do I go about that? I dont think I can open the .doc files on my computer, but I have another computer that can open them, so whats the best way to get them on my site?
I hope this makes sense and I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.
a web server is just like your computer with a file structure. all web pages exist in a directory on that server. impossible for us to theorize where outside of a few traditional locations, but since we don't know the os or other info, we can't say.
i guarantee that the host for your account has instructions on their site as to how to ftp up content to your site - best plan for you is to follow those docs and you'll be good to go.
Re: PDF file.. by Jesse Soober on Feb 24, 2009 at 10:28:14 pm
Those are really helpful links, thank you!
So my question now is, what is the best way to put my files on my page? They are for a competition. One of them is a list of the classes in the competition(.doc), one is an entry form for a competition(.doc) and one is a release form for the competition(.pdf). All of which I could imagine people would want to print, but I'm not sure if they would need to read them online.
I'm really new at this kind of stuff and am totally lost. I have no idea how I should go about all of this. Any help is appreciated.
google is your friend - you are on the very basics here with web stuff. if you put a file on your server and the user clicks to download it, they have a copy. then they can open it and do what they want with it.
you need to make a link in your page:
<a href="/path/to/foo.doc">click to download foo.doc</a>
this is the html needed. if you are having a hard time, i suggest googling up some basics on html (there are endless resources out there that we can't replicate here) or pick up a book at the store...
not trying to be snarky - just honest. us teaching you one thing at a time won't end up in you learning the bigger concepts, so best to find a start to finish resource out there...