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    Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    Hi all, I want to change something on my site and before I hit upload I would like to see what it would look like first. How do I do this in laymans terms? Thanks.

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    Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    Is the page an .html extension? If so just click "file" in your browser and locate the file on your harddrive, click open.

    If it is something like .php you will need to have php installed on your PC or you will have to upload it as a test file to your server.

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    Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    Thanks Dave, although I have no idea what you just said I thought someone had mentioned somewhere else that I might be able to use the www file on the ftp server somehow. So are the two options you mentioned the only way to do this?
    Ok, just thought of something else. Basically I want to change one of the pictures on one page. I want to use the picture on the last page on the page proceeding it. Would I just copy and past the html for the picture graphic?
    Also, I was wondering if I would be able to go back and edit a post in a prior thread. Wanted to adjust the address to the site. Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by madeline; 03-05-2006 at 01:31 AM.

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    Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    I thought someone had mentioned somewhere else that I might be able to use the www file on the ftp server somehow.
    Now I am lost


    So are the two options you mentioned the only way to do this?
    Let me try to be a little more specific.

    Lets say you want to make changes to your file index.html, you would need to open your ftp program, locate the file on the server and download it to your computer.

    Step 2, using your HTML or text editor, open the file you downloaded and make the needed changes, saving the file afterwords.

    Step 3 - testing your work, open your browser and look at the very top for the word "file". Click "file" then choose "open". In the dialog box select "browse" so that you may find the file that you just made changes to. Once you find the file, select "open".

    Step 4, if the file is as you expected upload this file to your server, overwriting the current file.

    done.

    Ok, just thought of something else. Basically I want to change one of the pictures on one page. 'I want to use the picture on the last page on the page proceeding it. Would I just copy and past the html for the picture graphic?
    The part that is bolded has me confused

    Also, I was wondering if I would be able to go back and edit a post in a prior thread. Wanted to adjust the address to the site. Thanks for your help.
    pm me the info and I will make the changes.

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    Exclamation Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    Quote Originally Posted by madeline
    I thought someone had mentioned somewhere else that I might be able to use the www file on the ftp server somehow.
    It sounds like someone's made a very poor rushed attempt at describing the editing of remote files.

    Can you describe precisely what you have got, what you want to change it to, and what software you are using to make the changes.
    Specifically, are you manually changing a file just once, or are you wanting a script that will change your page automatically, but allow you to preview the changes in the same way as you can preview a post on these forums?

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    Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    I have a site with a number of pages. I want to copy the graphics image from the last page to another page but want to see how it looks (preview) before I upload it to the server. I know absolutely nothing about this stuff so I couldn't tell you what software I have since I don't know what will allow me to do this. I don't know what code to copy since it all looks like greek to me anyway, so I figured maybe I could try it and view it somehow to make sure I did it right before uploading, does that make sense?

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    Re: Checking A site Page Before Uploading

    Quote Originally Posted by madeline
    I have a site with a number of pages. I want to copy the graphics image from the last page to another page but want to see how it looks (preview) before I upload it to the server. I know absolutely nothing about this stuff so I couldn't tell you what software I have since I don't know what will allow me to do this. I don't know what code to copy since it all looks like greek to me anyway, so I figured maybe I could try it and view it somehow to make sure I did it right before uploading, does that make sense?
    Look at the page you've got, and right-click on the picture (this is assuming you're using Windows) then select Properties.
    You will see an entry for URL - something like "http://www.ahfb2000.com/images/webmastertools.gif" (apologies to AHFB2000 ) The filename you need is everything after the last "/" - in this case, webmastertools.gif
    Now, right-click the page somewhere and select View Source
    Search in the file for the filename you need - it should be between <IMG> and </IMG> tags.
    Google for "HTML <IMG> tag", read up on the syntax, and work back to see which bits you need to copy over.
    If the part between the <IMG> tags is a full address (http://... etc) then you can preview the image on your own machine - assuming it's connected to the internet at the time. If not, you'll need to convert the local address (eg. images/webmastertools.gif) to a global one (eg. http://www.ahfb2000.com/images/webmastertools.gif) for it to display on your machine - but the local one will work when it's uploaded.
    If you need that breaking down any more, or get stuck or whatever - or follow the instructions and find they don't work - post back and I'll try and help out.
    Last edited by HTML; 03-20-2007 at 08:37 PM.



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