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    I've only recently started designing a website and I'm wondering how do I put a word or exel document onto a page so that if someone wants to download it they click on it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Just link to the file, like:
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    <a href="file.doc">download me!</a>
    In firefox, you will be prompted whether to open the file (in which case Word is opened), or download the file.

    In IE, you will be prompted siimilar to firefox, except if you choose to open the file, it will open through Internet Explorer, it will not launch Word.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for replying Bfsog. I'm not very good at html and I've been using a web page builder so I hope I'm picking you up right. Maybe you could correct me if I'm wrong, but is this what I do?

    Upload the file to a directory on my website.
    Input a html link as you have said onto the website page.

    I presume I have to specify exactly where the file is? So, instead of file.doc, should I have path/file.doc?

    Thanks again.

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    Yes.

    1: Upload the file (word/excel, whichever)..
    2: On the page you want the link to appear, add the hyperlink. If the file is in the same directory as the webpage, you can just have the link as "file.doc" (Or whatever it's name is.)

    If the file is in a subdirectory, you would have the link as "folder/file.doc"

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    Ok. I'm off to try it now. Thanks again. That one's been melting my head for a while.


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