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Saturday, May 9, 2009

How To Set Up a Download Link in Microsoft FrontPage By Jennifer Kyrnin,

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Upload the file you want people to download to your Web server.
  2. Write down or copy/paste the URL pointing to the file.
  3. Open your Web page in FrontPage.
  4. Type "download this file".
  5. Highlight that phrase, and right-click on it.
  6. Choose "hyperlink".
  7. In the "Address" box, type in the full URL of the file for download.
  8. Save your Web page.
  9. Upload the page to your Web server.
  10. Test that the download link works.


  1. You can link to any file you want, but remember that some will open in the browser window rather than downloading.
  2. Images and other Web pages cannot be downloaded automatically.
  3. If the Web server has MIME types set correctly, some files will offer your readers a choice - to open the file or download it.

What You Need:

  • Microsoft FrontPage