PageMill troubles come from the poor way the program handles graphic files: it does NOT use the image you put in the page, but uses instead a COPY of it in gif format that is placed automatically (without asking you) in the "PageMill Resources" Folder in the computer you are working on with a name like imagexx.gif.

To make mathers worst, these graphic files WILL DISPLAY OK in PageMill while you are editing the document in THAT computer, but they will NOT DISPLAY when you access the page using a web browser (which is the whole purpose of a Web page!), or even when you access the same PageMill document using a different computer, since those inagex.gif files only exist in one computer.

The consequence is that pesky broken links ()will apear in the "public" version of your Web page.

 

To fix this problem you need to be aware of it and then do the following:

1) Locate those imagexx.gif files in the computer's "PageMill Resources" folder. Is easier to locate them by double clicking on the hard drive computer's icon and going to the Finder to select Sort -> by Date Modified, since they usually are the most recent files.

2) Copy them (drag and drop) from the "PageMill Resources" folder to YOUR folder where the web page is. To do this you need to have both folders open "side by side".

3) Use those image files to make your page (you can drag them from the web server folder to the web page). To do this you need to have both the web server folder and your web page document open "side by side", delete the old one and place the new one instead.

A more complicated alternative is not to delete each image file but just rename it in the View HTML Source (Command+H), as an example:

 

"IMG SRC="/Physics227#12/PageMill_Resources/image5.gif"

must be renamed to (deleting all but the gif file name):

"IMG SRC="image5.gif"

 

so that the PageMill Web page document will use the Web server version of the image file (when the web browser sees a "short address" tag like "IMG SRC="image5.gif" it assumes that is to be found in the SAME folder where the web page is displaying resides).

 

 

Hope this helps. Remember that if your web page source (view with Command+H) indicates that a file is to be found in a particular computer (instead on the web server folder where the web page is, or a full path to a web address) it will NOT display in Netscape or Explorer .

It will appear as a "broken link icon":