I am trying to figure out how to do an automatic download when you click on a link. is there anyone who knows how to do this?
Friday, 28 April 2006 - 5:29 PM EDTName: mamagoo
it depends on what it is the link is pointing to. Is it a link to an mp3 or something like that?
Use the right/click on your mouse you will see a drop menu asking several things you want to do with it, save as: this means to a folder on your computer or where ever you save downloaded things on your computer. there are othe options like, Open, thie will open the file to an applicaiton that can handle it.....
is this what you mean if not then post back as to what type of file your trying to save...ok?
Saturday, 29 April 2006 - 12:06 AM EDTName: planet/jbuzzell
what i am actulally trying to do is on my site i want a file download box to appear when you click on a certain link. With this i want the options to download a powerponit
An example is when you go to https://www.angelfire.com/oz/tj and click on population
how can this be done
Saturday, 29 April 2006 - 1:06 AM EDTName: dalleh
it depends how you setup the browser IE or netscape to re-act when u clik on certin files. mostly if file is not html file, or an image it promts to save
Saturday, 29 April 2006 - 3:18 PM EDTName: mamagoo
yes theat is powerpint link. upload the powerpoint file that you want people to see. the browser opens in a powerpoint applicaiton -IF- the visitor has powpwerpoint on their computer, or a powerpoint viewer will work too, the file will open. You could offer the free viewer download site along side your link, so that the visitor can go get the free viewer, and then will be able to open your file.
so all you need to do then is: upload the file and it will go to your directory then just write and html code link to it: for example if the file is in your mian directory then the html for the link would be something like this:
<a href="https://www.angelfire.com/planet/jbuzzell/your-power-point-file-name.ppt"></a>Click Here for Powerpoint Presentation
viewer download link you could offer is at Microsoft:
Sunday, 30 April 2006 - 1:12 PM EDTName: mamagoo opps
just noticed my mistake above I put the </a. in the wrong spot, sorry, here is how it goes instead:
<a href="https://www.angelfire.com/planet/jbuzzell/your-power-point-file-name.ppt">Click Here for Powerpoint Presentation</a>