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Chapter 26. Working with Web Pages > Using Excel's FTP Capabilities

Using Excel's FTP Capabilities

Excel's Internet capabilities extend beyond the World Wide Web. The program also supports FTP. FTP, which actually stands for File Transfer Protocol, was the most common way of uploading and downloading data to and from remote servers on the Internet until the World Wide Web took off a few years ago. In many cases, FTP is still the method of choice for experienced, knowledgeable computer users.

FTP, which is a character-based protocol, is not as easy to use or intuitive as navigating a Web site with a graphical browser. It is not unlike navigating your own system with Windows Explorer or the Windows 3.1 File Manager. However, it is often faster and simpler than using a browser, particularly when you know where the file that you need to download is located or where the file that you are about to upload should be posted.


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