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Subject: Unidentified subject!
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:08:44 +0000
I'm glad you are using a Mac. Sometimes it gets lonely out here ;-)))
Regarding your questions [I'LL INSERT MY RESPONSES IN ALL CAPS--NO, I'M NOT YELLING]:
I have a Mac question--at least I think it's a Mac question. FTP WORKS ON BOTH MAC AND PCS.
I have finally downloaded an FTP program, Fetch 4.0.3, as per Elsi's suggestion to get an FTP program (see February conversation below.)
I easily downloaded my webpages, directories and files to my desktop with Fetch. GOOD.
Now I have a question that maybe is for a Mac person.
My Freepages files that I downloaded with Fetch show up with an Explorer icon. If I click on them, that's how they open, as an
Explorer page. (I usually use Safari, which is my default browser, but apparently I don't have the option in Fetch to use Safari.) THAT'S A MICROSOFT THING--ALWAYS TAKING OVER IF YOU ALLOW IT. YOU CAN OPEN ANY HTML FILE WITH SAFARI. INSTEAD OF DOUBLE-CLICKING THE ICON DO A "COMMAND O"; NAVIGATE TO THE FOLDER IN WHICH YOU PLACED THE FILES, SELECT THE FILE YOU WANT TO OPEN, AND DOUBLE-CLICK OR PRESS "OPEN". THERE IS A WAY TO CHANGE THE ICONS BUT IT IS PROBABLY MORE TECHNICAL THAN YOU WANT TO GET INTO AT THIS POINT.
Please explain to me how I "see" the file's html in a format to modify it, so that a corrected html file can be "put" back on the Freepages
site? YOU CAN OPEN HTML FILES IN ANY WORD PROCESSOR, MAKE YOUR CORRECTIONS, SAVE THE FILE, AND RELOAD TO FREEPAGES. Do I need a different program to do this, and if so, what Mac program should I get? IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT GET DREAMWEAVER. NETSCAPE HAS A BUILT-IN "COMPOSER" THAT WORKS THOUGH IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST. I ALSO USE ADOBE'S GO-LIVE.
If I am unable to work offline to do corrections, then I don't see what good it does to have FTP. I was taught in the beginning (by another
Freepages webmaster) to work online (and to write my own html), then to copy out my html and paste it to a word page for safekeeping. That, of course, doesn't save the directories and images. DREAMWEAVER AND GO-LIVE HAVE FTP CAPABILITES, SITE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, ETC.
I would be grateful if anyone can explain this to me. HOPE THIS HELPS. SHERMAN