As of mid-2009, Google Pages is replaced by Google Sites, and no longer accepts uploaded web pages. These instructions are preserved for historical reasons only.
Note: These instructions were accurate as of June 2007. The Google Pages website may have changed since then, making these instructions inaccurate. We provide these instructions for your convenience, and do not endorse this or any other online service. We are not responsible for the service you receive from Google.
Google Pages is a free service provided by Google that lets you host simple web pages. You don't get to pick a domain name (such as mywebsite.com) for your website, but the site you create won't have any forced ads on it.
Before you begin, you should already have a crossword puzzle web page from EclipseCrossword that you want to put on the internet. If you don't have that yet, you should create one before you continue: How to create interactive puzzle web pages.
Visit Google Pages to get started. If you have a Google account already, log in by typing your password. If you don't have a Google account, you'll need to create one before you can continue.
Once you're logged into your Google account at Google Pages, you'll be asked a few questions about the site you want to create, such as picking a name and a template. You'll need to pick a name for your website, such as mywebsite.googlepages.com. Once you've finished the setup process, you'll have a website at Google Pages, and you can start filling it in.
Once you've finished creating your website, you'll be at the Google Page Creator Site Manager page. The first thing to do is to upload the crossword puzzle web page file you created. Click the small Upload link on the right side of the screen.
A small box and a Browse button will appear; click Browse. Choose the file that you want to upload, and click Open. Your page will be uploaded to your website, and in a moment it will appear in the list of uploaded files.
Congratulations! Your crossword puzzle is now on the internet.
One thing that you can do with your puzzle is send your link through email, or post it to forums on the internet. From this Site Manager page, right-click on the puzzle web page you just uploaded, and click Copy as Shortcut. This will copy the address of your web page to the clipboard. Then, in your email software, or on a website that lets you share links, press Ctrl+V to paste this link. For example, if you had a website "mywebsite.googlepages.com" and you uploaded a crossword puzzle web page called "Kittens.html", the address will look like this:
Anyone you give that link to can click it or type it into their browser's address bar to check out the crossword puzzle you uploaded.
Now that you have a website, you can add a link to your puzzle to your new home page. On this Site Manager page, you should see two page icons—one says "Create a new page..." and the other might say "[no title]". Click on the second one; the one that doesn't say "create a new page."
You'll now be in the page creator, where you can start typing the content for your website. Once you're ready to add a link to the puzzle you uploaded, click the Link button on the left.
Now the Edit Link popup has appeared. There are several things you'll want to do here. First, type the text that you want your link to display. For example, "Play my crossword puzzle." Then, click Your files to see a list of the files you've uploaded. Then, click the puzzle web page you uploaded earlier. Finally, click OK to add the link to your page.
Tip: In the future, you can upload files directly from this screen. You don't have to upload them from the Site Manager if you prefer this method.
|The Edit Link popup.|
Now you've got a link to your crossword puzzle on your home page.
|A finished link.|
You can continue making changes to your home page if you want. Once you're done, click the Publish button to save your web page.
Congratulations! Now your home page and your puzzle are both live on the internet. Click View it on the web to see it in your web browser. You can now tell your friends about your new website, and they can go there to play your crossword puzzle.
Now that you have your own website, you can continue adding more crossword puzzles to it, as well as other content: pictures, more pages, and so forth. Check out the documentation on the Google Pages site for details on what to do next.
We hope this has been a helpful, informative tutorial. We'd be happy to help out with any questions you have about using EclipseCrossword. Unfortunately, if you're having issues with Google Pages, we probably won't be able to help you; you should contact the Google technical staff with those questions.
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