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Posting a Hyperstudio Stack to the Web

Many of you use Hyperstudio to have your students create reports. These can easily be posted to the web by doing the following:


  1. Create the stack as normal, saving it to the root (desktop) level of your hard drive. (These are your actual stacks, which the html code will call into the on-line page.)


  2. Under the Extras menu, select the "Export Web" option. This automatically creates an html file with all the HTML tags necessary to embed the stack into its own web page. (This is your actual html file which calls the stacks.)


  3. Open the html file created, copy the code to the clipboard, and paste it into your webpage file.


  4. When posting the actual stack files to the server, (the ones with the .stk extensions), be sure they are loaded as uncompressed, raw data.


  5. Be sure to place the stacks in the same folder as the html file (s) that calls the stack.


This site provides more information from the folks at Hyperstudio--check it out before posting files to the server to avoid pitfalls.

Alternately, you may generate your own code. All that happens when you use the Export Web command in Hyperstudio is that it generates the standard HTML tags to begin and end a page, and adds the following tag within the <BODY> portion of the file:

  • <EMBED SRC="filename.stk">

As you can see, it is similar to using the normal <IMG SRC="filename.extension"> tag.

One last thing:

You must have the Hyperstudio plugin for Netscape to view Hyperstudio stacks. Follow the directions to download the plugin found on this web page. Simply download the plug in, then place it in the Plugins folder within the Netscape folder.

Try it yourself!

Here are some samples of my own stacks:

Check out the following conference session link on HyperInternet® goodies put up by the Hyperstudio pros for more ideas!