Binary file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Legrand, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Legrand macrumors newbie

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    I have a website that I upload documents to for my clients to download. I am new to the iMac and I am not sure how to go about saving the documents so that when they are clicked on it will automatically download for them. They say that they get a box that says that it is a binary file and the end result is that they are unable to download it.

    I appreciate any help that is offered, but remember, if you respond with a lot of tech talk, I will not understand. :(
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What format are the files you currently upload?
    There should be no problem for Windows users, unless the files you upload are created with an application and saved in some format the downloader does not have.

     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like the files might not have retained their file extensions for some odd reason.

    What did you create the files in?
    How are you uploading them?
     
  4. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    Just right click and click on "save linked file to downloads"
     
  5. Legrand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You everyone.

    I am using "pages" to save my files and them uploading them via the officelive "uploader" to officelive. It says that it is a Pages Publication.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    If the document is just used for viewing purposes, save it as PDF (File > Print > Save as PDF).
    If it is for editing purposes, you can save it as .doc file, which can be read more widely than the .pages format, but some formatting might get lost.
     
  7. Legrand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is for viewing and saving it the way you outlined will work for me but for future, how can I "save as"? That doesn't show up under the file tab.
     
  8. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    it's file -> export
     
  9. Legrand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    You have been so much help and have solved my issue. You are awesome!
     

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