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Mcrider

you helped me a little while ago with that nice setup.bat file.... well I have got another problem/ question


what I want to it make a complete HTML code based program that resides locally on the pc I need to make a setup program that would install all of the files and the images to the hard drive in a specified local folder that also makes a shortcut to this program I would like to be able to use I.E. and/or netscape to work with this program and have it so that all of the hyperlinks point back to the hard drive any ideas how I can accomplish this ? I am using FP98 and I have visual Basic 5.0 learning edition
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mcriderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In that batch file I gave you, set the MY_URL_PATH variable to something like this:

set MY_URL_PATH=FILE://C:/MyDir/MyDoc.htm

Then when you run the batch file, it will create a link on the desktop for the HTML document that is located on the hard drive at C:/MyDir/MyDoc.htm.

I believe you said you were providing a diskette with the batch file on it... You could just zip up all of your documents, put them on the diskette, and then unzip them using the batch file I gave you...


Does that help??


Cheers!
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briancassinAuthor Commented:
these files would have to go onto a cd.... could you show me that batch file again?????.. also this is including images etc.....

basically i want to install a local web to my pc and other friends of mine pc's if I zip all of the HTML documents by going into the frontpage98 directory of frontpage/webs/myweb and then select all files zipping them putting them on the cd along with the batch file that should install and be able to unzip ?

considering it is not just on diskettes anymore is there a way I could do this through V.B. ? with an install shield wizard etc...
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mcriderCommented:
Actually, if all you're doing is zipping up local web pages, and not distributing a program, take a look at WinZip's Self-Extractor version 2.1.

http://www.winzip.com/other.htm 
 
It allows you to create zip files for software installation, and it's free shareware.  I use it all the time. It's great!  You can also get it to run programs after the unzip...

By the way, that batch file is here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=10262896 


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mcriderCommented:
Did this help?


Cheers!
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briancassinAuthor Commented:
sorry I am still looking into it...... I will get back to you in a week or so I have allot of questions to catch up on here but have not been able to as of yet cause i answered too many of them... I will follow up with you if you do not hear back from me in a week then post a comment on this question
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mcriderCommented:
Brian, You still there?
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briancassinAuthor Commented:
i am going to go ahead and give you the points although i have been too busy to try what u last posted i want to but my priorities are a mess right now
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mcriderCommented:
Glad you graded it before the "AutoGrader" graded it... I Just got a bunch of autograded questions.  I don't know if you know it or not, but when the "AutoGrader" runs, it grades the question as if you accepted the answer as a "C"...


Thanks again!


Cheers!®©
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briancassinAuthor Commented:
your welcome i know i just had like 30 of them poor in today sorry it took me so long to get back to u... I wish i could learn programming like u honestly i envy u    that simple command lines you showed me in that one post impressed the heck out of me if you can come up with something like that    that quickly   you should be able to program anything thanks again mcrider
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mcriderCommented:
I try!

By the way, where are you from??  I'm sitting here in Columbia, MD. with insomnia... ;-)


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briancassinAuthor Commented:
I am in the Rochester NY area    insomniac myself :)
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mcriderCommented:
And I see you're still up...
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