Uploading files to server

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How do I upload my web page and the associated .jpg files to the server (ftp) that synthasite uses? I have a scanned doc that I saved as a web page that created a folder with the associated files. I uploaded the html page and all associated files to synthasite via the link upload feature.However, when I link to the html page, the file still opens with image placeholders rather than the uploaded images. I'm very confused. I know the suggestion was to upload the html and associated files via ftp to the server but I don't know shat that means. Can you help?
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Hi Joyce,

Unfortunately there isn't one simple answer to your question, but I will give you some options:

1. The best thing to do, in my opinion, would be to leave Word out of the process and just use SynthaSite's built-in tools to create your site. If you use Word to create a web page which you then link to with SynthaSite you are going to lose your lovely SynthaSite theme and instead get a plain Word file with no links or anything else that would really make your page usable.

What I recommend is that you upload just your image files to SynthaSite, create a new page in SynthaSite called "My Image Gallery" or something similar and then use SynthaSite's Image widget to display your images. You can also use the Picnik tool within SynthaSite to edit your images at the same time, which Word isn't very good at.

2. If you do still feel that Word is the best tool for the job in your case, then it is still possible to make your page work without having just blank image boxes like you are getting now, and here's how:

Before you upload the document .htm file to SynthaSite, open it with Notepad. The easiest way to do this is to first open Notepad itself, click File -> Open and then under "Files of Type" choose "All files" and then browse for the file and click Open. Once the file is open click on Edit -> Find and search for "src=" (without the quotes). You will find a "src=" option for each image that you have in your Word document. For each of the "src=" entries in the file you need to remove everything after the first quote and up to and including the forward-slash "/". For example:




This just tells the file to look for the images in the same folder as the .htm file itself instead of in the "_files" folder. If you now save the file and upload it to SynthaSite along with the image files you should see the images instead of just the borders. Please note that if you do edit the file like this you won't be able to edit it in Word again unless you revert the changes you have just made (Word gets easily confused).

As you can see it will probably be much easier to use SynthaSite itself as in the first step I described above.

I hope this answers your question. Good luck!

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Thanks so much. Very helpful. I think I'm all set.