Link to pdf file


J

jl

I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all of the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck linking to
my pdf files. I created my website (http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady) using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO page, then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting URLs for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it work in Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my site to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing so to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am ready to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
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D

David Bartosik [MSFT MVP]

You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com
 
J

jl

Hmmm....I just entered the URL again, & it worked this time. So is that what
I type in for the hyperlink in Pub? Then do I need to re-publish?
--
Thank you


David Bartosik said:
You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

jl said:
I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all of the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website (http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO page, then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it work in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing so to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
J

jl

David, I thought for sure I had it. I put in the new links then tried to
re-publish the site---but got a msg saying "Error--make sure you have
permission to put files on the server. Operation timed out". AARRGGHH!!!!!
What now? Thanks again for being so understanding. jan
 
M

MoonTedda

David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student Page, I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


David Bartosik said:
You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

jl said:
I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all of the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website (http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO page, then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it work in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing so to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
D

DavidF

I don't know how you came up with the link you inserted to the pdf:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf

But if you change it to where you actually put the file, it works much
better:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student Page, I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several
times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


David Bartosik said:
You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

jl said:
I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all of
the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck
linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website (http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO page,
then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting
URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the
link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it work
in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my
site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing so
to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am
ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
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M

MoonTedda

Sorry for the confusion....I just changed that file to the index_files folder
after I posted this. Couldn't upload yet.... The previous location of the
file was var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf (the directory for all the website
files is var/www/html). The actual location is
var/www/html/index_files/newstudentform.pdf. So what you're saying is that I
don't need the var/www/html part?
--
Tera


DavidF said:
I don't know how you came up with the link you inserted to the pdf:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf

But if you change it to where you actually put the file, it works much
better:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student Page, I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several
times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


David Bartosik said:
You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all of
the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck
linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website (http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO page,
then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting
URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the
link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it work
in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my
site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing so
to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am
ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
D

DavidF

If you continue to put your pdf files in your index_files folder, then your
are correct, you do not need the "var/www/html" part, or so it seems. Did
you try the link?
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

Right now that loads your newstudentform.pdf file in my browser.

It may be that you are confusing the FTP address of your site files, with
the HTTP address.

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
Sorry for the confusion....I just changed that file to the index_files
folder
after I posted this. Couldn't upload yet.... The previous location of
the
file was var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf (the directory for all the
website
files is var/www/html). The actual location is
var/www/html/index_files/newstudentform.pdf. So what you're saying is
that I
don't need the var/www/html part?
--
Tera


DavidF said:
I don't know how you came up with the link you inserted to the pdf:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf

But if you change it to where you actually put the file, it works much
better:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I
have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student Page,
I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the
server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several
times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


:

You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all
of
the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck
linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website
(http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO
page,
then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to
my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting
URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the
link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it
work
in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my
site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing
so
to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and am
ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
D

Don Schmidt

On my ISP websites are located in the server folder public_html

Along with all my site files I have the folder, downloads

A typical file link would be /downloads/vancouvermeetingmap.pdf

No need to have the http://vanusa.org/downloads/vancouvermeetingmap.pdf as
the link address.

(yes, here the entire path is needed but on the website the shorter address
is all that is required)

Hmmm.... I think I could have shorten the file name a bit. <G>


--
Don
Vancouver, USA



DavidF said:
If you continue to put your pdf files in your index_files folder, then
your are correct, you do not need the "var/www/html" part, or so it seems.
Did you try the link?
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

Right now that loads your newstudentform.pdf file in my browser.

It may be that you are confusing the FTP address of your site files, with
the HTTP address.

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
Sorry for the confusion....I just changed that file to the index_files
folder
after I posted this. Couldn't upload yet.... The previous location of
the
file was var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf (the directory for all the
website
files is var/www/html). The actual location is
var/www/html/index_files/newstudentform.pdf. So what you're saying is
that I
don't need the var/www/html part?
--
Tera


DavidF said:
I don't know how you came up with the link you inserted to the pdf:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf

But if you change it to where you actually put the file, it works much
better:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

DavidF

David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher
web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I
have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student Page,
I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the
server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several
times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


:

You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all
of
the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck
linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website
(http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO
page,
then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files to
my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the resulting
URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for the
link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it
work
in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish my
site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep doing
so
to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and
am
ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 
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D

DavidF

Hi Don,

Thanks for your comments. I understand what you are saying. Your typical
file link is an example of a relative link, and in a lot of cases using
relative links are just fine, especially if you have your directory set up
correctly. However, I think most people that post with linking problems
don't understand how to setup the directory or the difference between a
relative link and an absolute link, such as your second example. That is why
I usually suggest using absolute links, as it is hopefully easier for them
to see the "absolute" path to their files, and how they need to set up their
directory...and it is hopefully less confusing. You used a long file name
rather than abbreviating it, which is less confusing. The same logic applies
to writing links, in my mind.

But as I said, there is nothing wrong with you using relative links if you
understand them, and if it works for you...and they do take less typing. ;-)
Furthermore, your comments will probably help someone understand the
difference between relative and absolute links. thanks.

DavidF

Don Schmidt said:
On my ISP websites are located in the server folder public_html

Along with all my site files I have the folder, downloads

A typical file link would be /downloads/vancouvermeetingmap.pdf

No need to have the http://vanusa.org/downloads/vancouvermeetingmap.pdf as
the link address.

(yes, here the entire path is needed but on the website the shorter
address is all that is required)

Hmmm.... I think I could have shorten the file name a bit. <G>


--
Don
Vancouver, USA



DavidF said:
If you continue to put your pdf files in your index_files folder, then
your are correct, you do not need the "var/www/html" part, or so it
seems. Did you try the link?
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

Right now that loads your newstudentform.pdf file in my browser.

It may be that you are confusing the FTP address of your site files, with
the HTTP address.

DavidF

MoonTedda said:
Sorry for the confusion....I just changed that file to the index_files
folder
after I posted this. Couldn't upload yet.... The previous location of
the
file was var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf (the directory for all the
website
files is var/www/html). The actual location is
var/www/html/index_files/newstudentform.pdf. So what you're saying is
that I
don't need the var/www/html part?
--
Tera


:

I don't know how you came up with the link you inserted to the pdf:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/var/www/html/newstudentform.pdf

But if you change it to where you actually put the file, it works much
better:
http://www.stlouisyogasource.com/index_files/newstudentform.pdf

DavidF

David,
I have read all the posts concerning linking pdf files in Publisher
web
sites. I did everything as outlined in the posts & the tutorials. I
have
created a site at www.stlouisyogasource.com & on the New Student
Page, I
linked the New Student Form to a pdf filed already located on the
server.
After uploading, my link still will not work after correcting several
times.
Can you please advise?
--
Tera

P.S. I use Publisher 2002


:

You aren't comprehending the URL stuff.
You are setting the link to your ftp site, that is incorrect.
I see you have a brochure link set at
ftp://upload.comcast.net./Brochure-new.pdf

take a look at your page URL's. for example you'll see
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/index_Page360.html

compare your site URL's to the ftp URL.

now copy and paste this URL -
http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady/Brochure-new.pdf
into your browser and see what happens.

btw you should use only lower case letters in your names -
brochure-new.pdf - for a web site.

and of course don't use spaces.

David Bartosik - [MSFT MVP]
www.publishermvps.com
www.davidbartosik.com

I've read the instructions at
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157 as well as all
of
the
discussion group replies on the topic, but am still having no luck
linking
to
my pdf files. I created my website
(http://home.comcast.net/~sxmlady)
using
Pub 2003 and am trying to establish two links (see HELPFUL INFO
page,
then
ONLINE BROCHURE and MAP TO CONDO). I have uploaded the pdf files
to my
ftp://upload.comcast.net web file, and I have copied the
resulting
URLs
for
the hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on the icon for
the
link.
Should the link work in Pub when I do "control-click"? Should it
work
in
Web
Preview? Or will it only work once it's published? To re-publish
my
site
to
the web takes a good 45 min, and I prefer not to have to keep
doing so
to
test the links. I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and
am
ready
to
tear my hair out! I am not saavy with this & need step-by-step
directions.
Can someone walk me thru it?????
Thank you
 

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