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Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

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There is something very strange happening with FP 98 and I have no idea how to fix it. We have reports that we are putting on a web site (in Word and Excel format) and the links seem to work fine when testing it locally but when we use WS FTP Pro to upload it....only some of the reports will come up. It is a random thing and I can't figure out what is going on. How can it work locally but then when it's uploaded only some of the reports work? Any/all help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

RE: Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

You have to use one or the other
you can't mix and match Front Page pages with WS FTP

But you might be able to make a dummy page and link to it in Front Page.  Then when you upload the reports using WS FTP the link is already there.  So you have to overwrite the dummy report with the good one using WS FTP.


DougP, MCP
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RE: Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

I had this same issue and on closer examination I discovered the links that were in small letters on my local machine were converted to caps on the server. I had to go back and rename the files
IE.... aboutus.htm became ABOUTUS.HTM Prior to this I never worried about case.

RE: Problem With FP 98....Can Anyone Please Help?

As DougP said, FTP and FrontPage do not mix well.
A good workaround would be to do the following:
- Create a virtual directory in IIS and name it something like Reports. Make sure the actual location of the folder is OUTSIDE of the FrontPage content area.
- ONLY ftp to that directory, and ONLY put the actual Word/Excel docs there.
- Use FrontPage to publish the actual HTM files into the content area, and when entering the paths to the reports, just add Reports to the path.

So:
 http://servername/Dec2000.xls
becomes
 http://servername/Reports/Dec2000.xls

That way, FrontPage will not see the files, and therefore will not try to manage the files, and you can FTP as much as you want into that directory.

Also, my rules for naming that apply to files and folders are:
1) use all lowercase
2) NEVER use spaces (use _ instead)
3) Never use reserved characters(like ", ', ?, # and so on)

Just good sense to avoid them.

Hope that helps!

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