-=PCTechTalk=- Re: problm with links/webpage/multimedia question

Cristy,
    A link to a zip file should be no different than one for any other file, 
except that the filename at the end of the link will be for the zip file. 
When clicked on, the link should ask you what you want to do with the file, 
just like it would for any other downloadable file.  I suspect that your OS 
is set up to handle them differently for some reason.  As an experiment, 
click on the link below and tell me what happens.  If it doesn't work the 
way it should, we'll focus on changing that behavior so it works properly.

http://74.36.206.40/DOWNLOADS/msvcr71.zip

Peace,
G

"The only dumb questions are the ones that are never asked"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cristy" <poppy0206@xxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:31 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- problm with links/webpage/multimedia question


>
> Hi guys/gals,
>
> I have a question, I submit homework assignments to an electronic filebox
> where I attend classes.  So far, my links are fine when I copy and paste
> them to the student interface which is where the professor picks them up.
> But I know have a file that is zipped using winzip since I had sound and
> movie files within a powerpoint show, I zipped it all before uploading it 
> to
> the filebox this time.  It opens fine for me in the filebox but of course 
> I
> have to unzip first.
>
> My question is how do I copy and paste a link from there so the professor
> can acess it from the student interface, it apparently is not working. 
> And
> I can see the link looks very different than the ones that are not zipped.
> Here is a typical link that works fine that is not zipped. This is the 
> link
> "after" I open the file up.
>
> https://filebox.vt.edu/users/cajones/itma/multimed/graphics.ppt
>
> but there really is no link for the zipped file when you click on it as it
> just tells you to unzip it(open it) and then displays all the files inside
> the zip and you click on the .ppt file to view the slideshow.  Is there a
> way to get a link just for that file or must I send the link to where all 
> my
> assignments are stored?
>
> thanks,
>
>
>
>
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