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lost the html version of a page (9 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by Jane
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Jane Member

    Note - this is my first time using Fetch. I needed to edit the index.html page so I found it in the file list, clicked on it and clicked Get. When I opened the downloaded page it was not editable. So I went back to the help topics and did the other method - just click on it, select an editor and then make changes. I did that and saved the new page but now it shows up in a browser as text only with no style, css or photos. Now when I click on it and then edit I get an error message that the file cannot be found...I think I messed up downloading it the first time….how can I fix it?

    Edited 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    What is the URL of the web page? I'll take a look and see what I can figure out.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jane Member

    www.uufchautauqua.org Thanks - not sure if I explained that well… I edited it in Word and then just clicked Save so it now looks like the word doc. Should I have picked Save as Web Page? It appears to be stuck in limbo somewhere now…

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I would not use Word as an HTML editor. Instead I'd use BBEdit or TextWrangler (available at http://barebones.com).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jane Member

    But when I go in now to edit it, Fetch says it can't find it….how do I get the page back so I can fix it? If Word is not a good editor, why is it offered in the Fetch process - my only choices were Word and Excel. The Fetch promo makes it sound like that is all a person needs to work on a site….

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jane Member

    Jim - I've found a back-up page on my machine that is slightly dated but fixable. If I upload it to Fetch via FTP can I replace the damaged index.html page? Should I delete the damaged one in Fetch first?? Once I upload the new one I will use TextWrangler to make the needed changes on it but then, how do I save it correctly? I appreciate your willingness to help figure this out.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, uploading the back-up copy of index.html will replace the damaged one.

    Once you've uploaded the back-up copy of index.html, select it and click Get Info. Under Transfer Options, set the "Edit files like this with:" menu to TextWrangler. Then you can edit HTML files in TextWrangler by selecting them and clicking Edit.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jane Member

    Do I need to give the new page a new name - i.e. index1.html? Thanks!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, to work as your home page the file has to be called index.html . You might want to rename the old one (e.g. to "index-broken.html") before uploading the new one, so you wouldn't lose the old one.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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