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I have some pdf and zip files I want to put online for people to be able to download. Can someone please quckily explain how to do this. I am sure it is pretty easy just really busy here. Thanks!!!
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Question by:JMRFan4Life
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Loganathan Natarajan earned 1400 total points
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might be easy to give links to the files (zip or pdf)...

<a href="/www/files/firstpdf.pdf">Download pdf 1</a>

etc., just give links to the files...



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by:Wadski
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upload them and refer to them in the webpage as a <a> link.

<a href="www.example.com/yourfile.zip">download it here</a>
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if You have a web host or web space just ftp the files you want to share to your site to any directory and then link directly to the files,

alterantively go to

www.box.net

sign up for a free account, upload you files and add them to you public box :D  then anybody can download them.

Let me know if you need more details help ;)
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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ofcourse you have put those files somewhere in server where people can access it and download the files..

are you looking for free space to upload the files give the links
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Thanks Guys ... I have a pdf file up and it just opens the file when you click on the link. I want the user to have the option to download and save the file
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there is no way to force the user to download the file as its end behavior is dictated by the browser  its up to the user to right click and save as...

or once the pdf is open click on the save as icon.  in most cases admin's just add a note to the link page saying right click save as to download the pdf...


e.g. firefox by default give you the option to the above example save as... or open.... the decision is in the end users hands.



 
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