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Summary

Embedding external media files in Composer is a snap: Make sure that the file is in the right place and build a link, and you're done. The only way you can blow it after that is if you forget to copy the media file to the server when you publish your page—and Composer can even make sure that you get that part right (see Hour 21, “Publishing Your Page”).

The tricky part is creating or choosing the right type of file to reach either the broadest possible audience or the specific audience you most want to reach. PCs are more common in homes than Macintoshes, so if you're trying to reach homes, it helps to slant your file choices to whatever makes Windows happy. Many, many corporate users, especially those in engineering and technical departments, are on Unix systems with X Window interfaces. Web authors often overlook the Unix crowd when choosing media types. If your message is aimed at that crowd, try to aim your media files that way, too.


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