Publish a Publisher Web site

After you have created a Web publication in Publisher, your next step is to publish it. You can publish a Web site to a Web server (Web server: A computer that hosts Web pages and responds to requests from browsers. Also known as an HTTP server, a Web server stores files whose URLs begin with http://.), a network server, a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) (FTP: A communication protocol that makes it possible for a user to transfer files between remote locations on a network. This protocol also allows users to use FTP commands, such as listing files and folders, to work with files on a remote location.) server, or to a folder on your own computer.

ShowPublish a Web site to a location on the Internet or on a network

To publish your Web site on the World Wide Web (WWW) (World Wide Web (WWW): The multimedia branch of the Internet that presents not only text, but also graphics, sound, and video. On the Web, users can easily jump from item to item, page to page, or site to site by using hyperlinks.), you need to subscribe to a Web hosting service. A Web hosting service provides Internet access and storage space on Web servers. Before you can publish your Web site, you should ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP: A business that provides access to the Internet for such things as electronic mail, chat rooms, or use of the World Wide Web. Some ISPs are multinational, offering access in many locations, while others are limited to a specific region.) or system administrator for the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) (Uniform Resource Locator (URL): An address that specifies a protocol (such as HTTP or FTP) and a location of an object, document, World Wide Web page, or other destination on the Internet or an intranet, for example: http://www.microsoft.com/.) of the Web site where you can save files.

  1. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
  2. In the File name box in the Publish to the Web dialog box, type the URL of the Web or network server where you want to save your Web site, and then click Save.
  3. If prompted, type your user name and password, and then click OK.

The directory associated with your URL will appear in the Publish to the Web dialog box.

  1. Double-click the folder where you want to save your Web site.
  2. In the File name box, select index as the default name for your home page, and then click Save.
  3. When prompted, click OK.

ShowPublish a Web site using FTP

Before following this procedure, contact your Internet Service Provider or system administrator to get the information you need to publish to an FTP (FTP: A communication protocol that makes it possible for a user to transfer files between remote locations on a network. This protocol also allows users to use FTP commands, such as listing files and folders, to work with files on a remote location.) site. You also have to create an FTP site in FTP Locations.

ShowHow?

  1. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
  2. In the Save in box, click FTP Locations.
  3. Double-click Add/Modify FTP Locations.
  4. Enter the information you received from your Internet Service Provider, and then click OK.
  5. Click Cancel.
  1. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
  2. In the Save in box, click FTP Locations.
  3. In the list of FTP sites, double-click the site you want, and then double-click the folder where you want to publish your Web site.
  4. Click Save.

ShowPublish a Web site to a folder on your computer

  1. On the File menu, click Publish to the Web.
  2. In the Save in list, in the Publish to the Web dialog box, click the drive or folder where you want to publish your Web site.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • In the folder list, double-click the folder where you want to publish your Web site.
    • Click Create New Folder Button image to create a new folder, and then type a name for the new folder in the Name box.
  4. In the File name box, type a file name for your Home page.
  5. Click Save.

 Note   If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) requires you to use a specific program to upload your Web site, or if you are publishing your Web site to a corporate intranet, you may need to save a version of your Web site in a specific HTML (HTML: The standard markup language used for documents on the World Wide Web. HTML uses tags to indicate how Web browsers should display page elements such as text and graphics and how to respond to user actions.) file format and follow a different procedure to publish your Web site. Ask your ISP or your system administrator for information about how to save and publish your Web site.

 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2003