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Hello. I want to know how to create my own download? Please help me understand how to do this... I work on a MAC. I have os 10.3. thanks in advance...
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What do you mean you want to create your own download?

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Throw the file on your idisk create a .mac file sharing website and distrubite the download like to places like mac update and version tracker

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What do you mean you want to create your own download?
In other words... I want to write an article and have someone click on that article and download it to their computer. How does that happen?

It may seem like a simple answer.. but I really don't know how to do that so how does that work. Does anyone reading this know and can help me understand this?
thanks...
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Throw the file on your idisk create a .mac file sharing website and distrubite the download like to places like mac update and version tracker

What is a .mac file? That may seem silly but I really don't know. I use appleworks to create my documents...I have Quark also. I am not familiar with version tracker but I will look into that. I am unaware of "mac update" too.

Bottom line is that I would like to learn how to take my own documents and make it so others can download them.

Please advise. I am still at a loss... thanks
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What is a .mac file?
there is no such thing as a .mac file. What i ment was when you make a .mac home page to set up a file sharing site.

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there is no such thing as a .mac file. What i ment was when you make a .mac home page to set up a file sharing site.
I use Dreamweaver when I create pages for my websites...All I want to do is learn how to create a download file so I can put it on my website and others download my information. Thanks
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If you have a website already all you need to do is upload the files to your server and create a link to the files

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yes, for example, its called article.doc

Upload the file onto your site, then make a link to yoursite.com/directory/article.doc

a window will up asking them if they want to download it, or not.
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many people have .doc and .txt set to display in their browser, so it won't prompt them to download the file. You could compress it (.zip, .sit, .rar) and then it will prompt them to download, elsewise they need to right-click (option-click) it and choose save file.
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al you need to do is create a link to the file and when any one opens it up it will ask them to eathor DL it or open it with ...
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omg I can't speak noobish sorry if this is offensive.
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even if their browser is formatted to read .txt or .doc then they can always just File -> Save As
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ebooks...by download...did you mean a safe way to allow people download your ebook for a specific period of time or # of times? Please elaborate. If it's the above, I can definitely help you out.
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omg I can't speak noobish sorry if this is offensive.
then dont even post........ duh
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