Uploading large .doc file WITH attachments?
I’m starting a collaboration on a project. I’m doing the research. The other person is doing the writing. I want to have a place to…
1. post on-going notes about what I’m currently researching (i.e. blog)
2. share a large (500mb) file (this is what my question is about)
So, the large file starts out as an html document, but I can easily convert it to a Word document (.doc). This appears to be a valid file extension for WordPress, but I can’t fingure out how to upload the file WITH the associated media. In other words, my document is really a word file PLUS a folder of attached pictures. I can’t figure out how to load the attached pictures part.
p.s. Just to throw it out, since it would be easier anyway: Can I simply upload an already existing web page to WordPress?
We need a link to the blog in question to be able to give an accurate answer.
Sorry. I figured since there is nothing on there yet, it wouldn’t be of any use.
To add a little clarification…
I just need to display the file (with associated pictures), but a download link would be fine too. The other person will just look at it, and doesn’t need to be able to edit. I will be updating it regularly with significant modifications, so if the answer is something like, “You have to reassociate all the hyperlinks manually each time you upload,” then that won’t work. Ok, thanks again.
Thanks for the link. My first thought for file sharing using a wordpress.com blog was the box.net widget. See if this will work for you:
Thanks for that link. Just glancing, I don’t think it will work. The document consists of hundreds of seperate items. It looks like I would have to load each one seperately? This is what stopped me with just the regular document upload instructions. It looks like you can’t upload folders, just individual files.
Sorry if I’m not making myself clear. I’m both completely unfamiliar with blogging and somewhat technologically impaired.
So the document is really many documents? Your mention of one large file is why I thought of box.net, which is ideal for that sort of thing.
No, you can’t upload folders. You can upload the individual files to your wordpress.com space (you’ve got plenty) and link to them as you would link to any other url.
You could always upload the large one (there is a large one, right??) and use a separate blog to post the smaller ones and link to them. They’d be a lot easier to edit that way.
The thing is that the minute you upload a document, and the “attached” files separately, the links in the document are no longer going to be correct.
The “attachments” have to be embedded in the document so that it is one single file.
Ok…I think I may be sorting out my ignorance. I thought I was saving the whole html file as a word document, but all I was doing was saving the index page. So, I found something in word that allows me to save as a single page web page (MHTML), so all graphics and everything is is one, single file. But, I don’t see a way to do this to a .doc, and as far as I know, I can’t upload an MHTML document to WordPress. Or can I? If I could, that would be easiest.
I’m sorry, I think I’m really asking a question about how to imbed everything into a single Word document, and that’s hardly an appropriate question for this forum.
But if you could tell me anyway, I’d be eternally greatful.
MHTML cannot be uploaded. You can turn it into a PDF if you have a PDF creator program.
After more reading, I think I at least know how to form the question now:
My original source is a database which outputs an html file, a web page (with many pages and a seperate folder for media). So, I don’t have any control over whether or not to start with a web page. The idea is that I’m making changes to the database all the time, and occasionally outputing a new web page. The web page is way too big to email, and I’d rather not pay to host it, and the point is to just share it with one individual anyway. I can’t find anywhere on the net where I can put this web page, even if I save it as MHTML (single file web page), and keep it private (so only my collaborator can view or download it).
All this is what got me into trying to make it a Word document, because I thought I could use WordPress to upload the Word document, and it would be a handy way to make on-going research notes that were seperate from the document.
If all that makes any sense, I guess what I’m trying to do is make the web page into a single Word document that I can upload to WordPress, perhaps even using the widget ellaella was kind enough to point out.
Ah…I think I just found it (html to single word doc). Thank you for responding to me rather rambling questions.
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