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This is what happens to a file that you upload to the site. Visitors to the page see the file name and the link to it. To see the content, the visitor needs to have software on his / her computer that will read the file type. In this case, .rtf is pretty standard, and almost any word processor will open the file. Click on the file and see what happens.

You'll notice that in dealing with this type of file, your computer first downloads it from the website, then asks you about opening or saving it and what software to use. This is all done on your computer.

Likewise with audio files (those ending in .mp3 or .wma, for example). Again, you click on the file name, which begins the download to your computer, after which your computer looks for software on your machine that will open such files (software such as Windows Media Player, Real Player, QuickTime or Music Match). See an example of this type of file on the SudtongganConsult page.

Photos and graphic files, on the other hand, can place their content--already "opened"--directly on the website, so the viewer need do nothing more in order to view them. An example is the graphic that you see when you go to the PlacesIndex.

In all these cases, the files have been uploaded (the Attach button) to this site. You will see the uploaded files listed at the bottom of the page to which they have been attached. It's just that the Foswiki software handles the different types of files differently.

-- GordonHarper - 08 Jun 2006
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Sample1.rtfrtf Sample1.rtf manage 593 bytes 08 Jun 2006 - 22:48 GordonHarper Here is a file I've uploaded.
Topic revision: r4 - 14 Mar 2013, TimWegner
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