Taking a Quick Tour
The basic rules
I recommend that you BACKUP your folder before running it through TheLinker. Once you've gained confidence and experience this won't be necessary, but it's a good precaution in the beginning.
You use TheLinker by dragging and dropping a folder onto it, as you would drop a file or folder in the Trash. If you double-click it you gain access to certain configuration options.
TheLinker uses the file system hierarchy of the folder you drop on it to establish what links to insert into the files within that structure. Then it inserts the appropriate HTML into the files in order to provide those links.
The file and folder names become the link text, except for the first two letters (see below) and file extensions. Spaces are OK in file and folder names, but they are the only "special" characters which undergo HTML encoding.
The first two letters of the file name are NOT included in the link text. Use them to control the order in which the files are listed in the links (and folder). My practice is to use a numeral and a period, as in 0.default.html, but this is arbitrary. The first two letters need not be unique, so long as the Finder listing presents the desired link sequence.
Last updated: 12/16/03