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From: "Glenn Tuley" <>
Subject: RE: [FreeHelp] Linking a .doc file
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 19:43:20 -0400
Another option would be to have Word save it as an HTML file.
Open the document in Word, click on File, click on Save As, then change the
file type to HTML.
Drawbacks: Word doesn't create very good HTML code (lots of extraneous tags)
and most formatting, except tables and <.p><./p> will be lost.
But it is worth a try. If it is too ugly, you can just delete what it
From: Elsi [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Linking a .doc file
At 10:32 AM 06/22/2002 -0700, Bob Kip wrote:
>I created a 1930 Census Form in WORD 97 and decided to post it at my site.
>problem is that I am unable to download the .doc file.
>I was searching through some of the help files and noted that there are
>restrictions against "storing" files on the Rootsweb server. Thinking that
>perhaps a .doc file was interperted as a "stored" file, I posted the file
>different server with a link from my Rootsweb page. NO luck. What am I
There are two things that could be causing your problem:
1) Did you upload your .doc file using a binary file transfer? If you
didn't, then the file is corrupted and may not be able to be sent to the
2) Does the server send the correct 'mime' type for a .doc file? Most
Windows-based servers come pre-configured to do so, but the Linux-based
ones used at RootsWeb does not. In order for the file to automatically
open in Word when you click on the link, the server has to send the right
OK -- so I cheated. I used the right mouse button on your links and
selected 'save target as'. The file downloaded from both sites. The one
from RW was unusable, the one from your GeoCities site was just fine.
Unfortunately, any type of file other than a HTML document or the images
(and maybe music) associated with one is considered 'storage' at RootsWeb.
That's because the file cannot be used as it online and must be downloaded
to the visitor's computer.
So, you could leave it on the GeoCites server and give your visitors
instructions on how to download.
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