This article provides a step by step guide for publishing your own PDF ebook on your website using either KompoZer or Nvu. Prerequisites This article specifically answers the question of how to get a PDF book onto your website and link to it from your web page. It does not teach you how to start a website or design one using either KompoZer or Nvu. In fact, it assumes you already know how to do this. In addition, this guide does not show you how to create a PDF file. For example, some authors, in addition to selling their printed book, also provide an electronic version on their website.
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This article provides a step by step guide for publishing your own PDF ebook on your website using either KompoZer or Nvu. Prerequisites This article specifically answers the question of how to get a PDF book onto your website and link to it from your web page. It does not teach you how to start a website or design one using either KompoZer or Nvu. In fact, it assumes you already know how to do this.
In addition, this guide does not show you how to create a PDF file. For example, some authors, in addition to selling their printed book, also provide an electronic version on their website. Others publish a few chapters of their book in a PDF form, as a form of teaser for their printed copy. These are acceptable uses of the PDF format.
Do not, however, use the PDF format to substitute for things that should be ordinary web pages. PDF files create a poor user experience on your website. If you have followed my main KompoZer tutorial series , you will have a copy of your website located somewhere on your own computer. To repeat: place the PDF file in the same folder as the page where you plan to place the link.
A window will open. Navigate to the place where you have currently saved your PDF file. Start by looking in your Desktop folder and your Documents or My Documents folder since chances are higher that it is somewhere there. That is, click your right mouse button when your mouse cursor is over the file. A menu will appear. Click the "Copy" item on the menu that appears.
Then using the same window, navigate to the folder where you keep the web page that will link to the PDF file. The folder probably has other files inside, including a file called "index. Right click in a blank spot in that folder, and in the menu that appears, click "Paste".
Windows will copy the file to that folder. Start up either KompoZer or Nvu and open the web page where you want to place the link. Select the words on the page that you wish to make into a link to point to the PDF file. For example, if you want to change the words "Download my PDF eBook" into a clickable link leading to your PDF ebook, drag your mouse over those words to highlight them. With the words selected, click "Insert Link That is, click "Insert" from the menu, and then click "Link A dialog box entitled "Link Properties" will appear.
If you use Nvu, click the "Choose File KompoZer users should click the folder icon beside the blank "Link location" box. Near the bottom of that dialog box, click the down arrow for the "Files of type" field to reveal a drop down box. Select "All Files" from that box. The list of files in the box will now show files of any sort that are present in that folder.
Click it to select it, followed by the "Open" button. Then click the "OK" button. The web editor should now show a blue underlined link in place of the normal text. Save the page and publish it. KompoZer and Nvu will proceed to publish your web page onto your website. At this point, however, your PDF file has not yet been uploaded.
Unlike the Dreamweaver web editor, neither KompoZer as of version 0. You will need to manually upload it yourself. The article is a general guide on how to upload any file using a special type of program called an FTP client. Simply follow its instructions to upload your PDF file. Be sure to upload it to the correct folder on your web host; as mentioned before, put it in the same folder as the web page linking to it.
Note: if your site is a "live" website with an existing stream of visitors, you may want to defer the publication of your web page till after you upload your PDF file. Otherwise, visitors arriving at the page between the time you published it and the time you uploaded the PDF file may click the link only to get your File Not Found error page. Click the link to the PDF file. Depending on how you have configured it, your browser will either open the file within its window or offer to save it onto your hard disk.
If either of these things occur, it means that you have successfully published your PDF file and linked to it. All rights reserved. You can learn of new articles and scripts that are published on thesitewizard. Please do not reproduce or distribute this article in whole or part, in any form. Related Pages.
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Please do not reproduce or distribute this article in whole or part, in any form. Password protecting a single file in. Comments Post a comment. To find a web server where you can publish your pages, ask your ISP, help desk, or system administrator. A window will open. To run KompoZer, all you have to do is to double-click this shortcut.
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Simply follow its instructions to upload your PDF file. For more konpozer on KompoZer please see their website. Clearing Your Browser Cache. How do I cancel my hosting account? If you have that, use the temporary address to check that your site kmpozer been uploaded properly. How to Resize an Image Using Paint. There is not enough disk space available to save the file filename.
How to Upload and Link to a PDF File in KompoZer and Nvu
It is essentially Nvu with some bugs fixed and a name change. KompoZer runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. This article guides you through the steps of creating your first web site using KompoZer. If you are interested in a more recent web editor, you may wish to read the BlueGriffon Tutorial. BlueGriffon is an open source web editor developed by the author of Nvu. What You Will Need You will need the following for this tutorial. You will need to have KompoZer.
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