Posts in Category "Contribute"

Use network I/O logging to log operations and identify problems

(TechNote) Contribute 3.x and 4 customers who encounter any of the following problems may wish to take advantage of the new Net I/O Logging feature:

* Difficulty creating a connection
* Problems with creating or editing site files
* General Contribute performance problems

The Net I/O Logging feature allows Contribute to generate log files. These log files include detailed information about Contribute performance, including information about reading and writing files to the site(s). A review of the file may help users identify the cause of any problems when creating a connection as well as indicate any network problems.

Image size exceeded limit set when publishing to Blog

(TechNote) When you add an image to a blog, Contribute 4 displays the message, “Contribute decreased the size of the image because it exceeded the size limit set in BlogHub.csi. To change the size limit modify this file.”

FTP Server Checker

(TechNote) The FTP Server Checker enables users to diagnose problems when a connection cannot be established in Contribute using FTP. The tool checks the compatibility between the FTP server and Contribute, then generates a report to help to identify issues between the server and Contribute.

If the report does not clarify FTP compatibility problems, then send the report to Adobe for further analysis.

Contribute Frequently Asked Questions

(TechNote) Contribute Frequently Asked Questions

Creating a link to a PDF file by browsing to file does not work

TechNote: Creating a link to a PDF file by browsing to the file writes an incorrect link. While inserting a link to a .PDF file by browsing to the file, the document opens in Acrobat Reader not in the preview window. When you click the OK button, the link inserted is to the parent directory of the document (not to the .PDF document).

ActiveX content does not load automatically in Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows)

TechNote: When you view a web page, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows displays a box around ActiveX content and a tooltip which reads “Click to activate and use this control.” ActiveX content may or may not play as expected.

Using Contribute with a website that has both secure and non-secure pages (http/https)

TechNote: After creating a connection to a website (using the Connection Wizard) with a homepage URL that looks like, browsing to a secure page like will bring up this error message: “You are viewing a page on a website that you haven’t created a connection to.”

Uninstalling Studio 8 applications on Windows

TechNote: The default method of uninstalling a Studio 8 application does not automatically remove the user preferences and configuration files.

Distributing files in volume license environments

TechNote: When automating product installation in volume license environments, special action is required to distribute files that disable product activation and registration.

This information applies to the following Macromedia products from Adobe: Studio 8, Flash 8, Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8 and Contribute 3.x.

Installing Studio 8 Windows products over a network

TechNote: This TechNote covers various ways that customers can deploy the Windows versions of certain Adobe products to workstations over a network. These instructions pertain to former Macromedia products that use the Windows Installer (also known as MSI). These include Dreamweaver 8, Flash 8, Fireworks 8 and Contribute 3/3.1, in addition to Studio 8.