Export Progress Dialog Box

The Export Progress dialog box appears when you click the Publish button on the Publisher dialog box. It displays the publishing target information that you set in the Publisher dialog box, and reports file transfer data.

You can use the Export Progress dialog box to accomplish the following:

Track the progress of and diagnose errors in the publishing process using the Export Progress dialog box.

The Export Progress dialog box includes the following controls and fields:

Control/Field Description
Transfer Profile Displays the publishing profile name under which the project is being publishing. For more information, see Publishing Profiles.
Destination Dir. Displays the path to the Local Publish Directory that you specified on the Pages Tab of the Publisher dialog box. For more information, see Publisher Dialog Box.
Source File Displays the path of the file being published. For more information, see IMS Project File.
File Bytes Sent Displays the total size of the current file and the transferred amount. For example, a 2555 byte file will display 0 of 2555, then, perhaps, 1600 of 2555, and then finally 2555 of 2555.
Total Displays a summary of data bytes processed as a result of the publishing operation.
Transfer Progress Displays the total amount to be transferred for the publishing session and the number of bytes currently transferred (e.g., 12345 of 345444).
File Transfer Displays a running list of file transfer operations that SiteSpinner® Pro performs during the publishing process. When the file transfer is complete, a result statement will appear at the end of the list. You may use the vertical scrollbar to review file transfer operations to locate any transfer errors.
Stop Transfer Click to cancel publishing operations.
OK Click to close the dialog box.
 
Publishing a Project to Local Directory
  1. With the project you want to publish open in the Work Window, select Publish>Publish Project OR press the CTRL+P keyboard shortcut.

    The Publisher dialog box will open.

  2. If you have set a publishing profile with an Export Destination of Files on Disk, select that profile from the Profile Name drop-down menu on the Profile Tab, and then proceed to step 10. For more information, see Publishing Profiles.

    OR

    On the Profile Tab, click the Files on Disk radio button in the Export Destination section.

  3. Click a radio button corresponding to your desired Publish Format for the project being published with the new publishing profile. Choose either HTML or SVG.

The default Publish Format selection is HTML, but SVG will appear selected if you have chosen the SVG format in either the Project Options dialog box or the Coding Language Selection drop-down menu in the Preview Bar.

  1. Click the Pages Tab.
  2. If desired, change page names in the project by clicking to highlight a page name in the Page Names and Extensions combo box and overwriting it with a different name.

Project page names as displayed in the Page Names and Extensions combo box will become the names of the associated web pages after publishing. The first page of your web site should be called “default.html” or “index.html.”

  1. If desired, change page file extensions for a page selected in the Page Names and Extensions combo box by either selecting a different extension from the drop-down menu (.html, .htm, .asp, .shtml, .cgi, .php, .asp, .pl) or by clicking to highlight the file extension and overwriting it with a different extension.

You may not change page file extensions if you have chosen the SVG publish format.

  1. Click the radio button in the Page Range section corresponding to the range of pages you wish to publish under this publish profile. Choose either Export All Pages, Export Current Page, or set a custom page range.
  2. If desired, in the Local Publish Directory field, edit the location path of the directory on your system or network to which your project will be published, OR click  to display the Open dialog box, allowing you to map a different path.

If you intend later to move or export the published files, it is recommended that you publish to an empty directory. This is to avoid mixing your published files with any files that may already exist in that directory.

  1. Click a radio button corresponding to your desired Path Option for the publishing profile. Choose from either Gather all files (recommended), Relative link to files, or Absolute link to files.
  2. Click the Publish button. The Export Progress dialog box will open, the project files will be converted to the target publish format, and all files related to the project will appear in the location specified in the Local Publish Directory field.
  3. When you are finished, click the Cancel button to close the Publisher dialog box.
Publishing a Project to the Internet

You must have an active Internet connection in order to publish to the Internet.

  1. With the project you want to publish open in the Work Window, select Publish>Publish Project OR press the CTRL+P keyboard shortcut.

    The Publisher dialog box will open.

  2. If you have set a publishing profile with an Export Destination of My Web Host (FTP) , select that profile from the Profile Name drop-down menu on the Profile Tab, and then proceed to step 23. For more information, see Publishing Profiles.

    OR

    On the Profile Tab, click the My Web Host (FTP) radio button in the Export Destination section.

  3. Click a radio button corresponding to your desired Publish Format for the project being published with the new publishing profile. Choose either HTML or SVG.

The default Publish Format selection is HTML, but SVG will appear selected if you have chosen the SVG format in either the Project Options dialog box or the Coding Language Selection drop-down menu in the Preview Bar.

  1. Click the Pages Tab.
  2. If desired, change page names in the project by clicking to highlight a page name in the Page Names and Extensions combo box and overwriting it with a different name.

Project page names as displayed in the Page Names and Extensions combo box will become the names of the associated web pages after publishing. The first page of your web site should be called “default.html” or “index.html.”

  1. If desired, change page file extensions for a page selected in the Page Names and Extensions combo box by either selecting a different extension from the drop-down menu (.html, .htm, .asp, .shtml, .cgi, .php, .asp, .pl) or by clicking to highlight the file extension and overwriting it with a different extension.

You may not change page file extensions if you have chosen the SVG publish format.

  1. Click the radio button in the Page Range section corresponding to the range of pages you wish to publish under this publish profile. Choose either Export All Pages, Export Current Page, or set a custom page range.
  2. If desired, in the Local Publish Directory field, edit the location path of the directory on your system or network to which your project will be published, OR click to display the Open dialog box, allowing you to map a different path.

SiteSpinner® Pro always publishes the files to the target directory specified in the Local Publish Directory field. Then if you are publishing to the Internet, SiteSpinner® Pro connects via FTP to your web host and transfers the web files from the local directory to the target directories on the remote web server. Thus, if you are publishing using the Relative Link to Files path option, you must make sure that the path relationship in the local directory between the page files and the resource files match the same relative paths on the remote server. For more information, see Relative Paths to Resources.

  1. Click a radio button corresponding to your desired Path Option for the publishing profile. Choose from either Gather all files (recommended) or Relative link to files.
  2. Click the FTP Tab.
  3. Enter the domain name or IP address of your remote web host in the Host Name (or IP Address) field.
  4. Enter your web server login name in the User Name field, overwriting the example user name.
  5. Enter your web server password in the Password field.

If you are logging on to the web server using an anonymous login, click to checkmark the Anonymous Login option box. Do not enter information in the User Name field. Anonymous Logins usually require that you enter your e-mail address in the Password field.

  1. Click the Browse button.

    If your FTP login data is correct, you will be connected to your remote web server and an FTP dialog box will open displaying your remote publish directory and any files currently in it.

On some hosts the directory that you initially connect to may not be the correct directory you need to publish your web site to. You can explore the remote host by selecting folders or by clicking the red Up arrow in the FTP dialog box.

If the dialog box does not display any of the directory information provided to you by your web host, your connection probably failed. Check your settings and try again. If repeated attempts fail, contact your web host’s technical support.

  1. Once you have found the correct publish directory on the remote server, close the FTP dialog box.

    The valid directory path will automatically be transferred to the Remote Publish Directory field at the top of the FTP Tab.

If you know the path to the remote publish directory, you can enter it directly into the Remote Publish Directory field before connecting. Remember, however, that on some hosts this information is case- sensitive.

  1. Click the Publish button.

    The Export Progress dialog box will open, and SiteSpinner® Pro will publish your project first to the local directory specified in the Local Publish Directory field on the Pages Tab. Then it will begin exporting the published web site via FTP to your web host’s web server. The name of each file that is being FTP’d will be displayed in a transfer message box.

A putfile error message indicates that the file was not transferred, usually because of a lost connection, a read-protected file, or a write-protected remote directory. Check your connection, FTP settings, and permissions on the remote server.

  1. When you are finished, click the Cancel button to close the Publisher dialog box.
Sending a Web Page as an Email

You can send a web page you have created in SiteSpinner® Pro in the body of an email. This is a great way to draw traffic to your web site or to send a colorful brochure to friends and business associates.

Keep in mind that the recipients of your email must be able to read HTML in their email client programs. If they cannot (or have disabled HTML decoding), your email will not appear or function in the way you designed it to.

  1. Design a single web page that you want to send as the body of an email.
  2. Open the Publisher dialog box. (For more information, see Publisher Dialog Box.)
  3. Click the Pages tab.
  4. Check the Add Base option.
  5. Enter the path to the server where your page is to be published to.
  6. Publish your page to your web host. Be sure to use the Gather option.
  7. Try to view your page through your browser. If the images are missing then you made an error with the file path.
  8. If all is OK, use the Code View option to copy and then paste your code into your email or newsletter program. Be sure to run a check email to yourself to verify that all the images are appearing.

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