Well, there is no "Newsliners" directory on your local site, so naturally all links will be created at the root level. The folder hierarchy on the server and your local view must match 1:1 or this will be a constant source of worries. Also, if you need to insert the htdocs as the start folder, then the server config is probably not right. In a shared hosting environment, all you should see is your virtual directory, which is already htdocs. Based on this, you may actually have created a htdocs/htdocs folder, hence it didn't work.
Thank you, next question - Is there a simple way to fix? I can't seem to figure it out. I understand the 1:1 match, but I don't know how to make it that way since the administrator moved things around on the remote side. I assumed that when i put the local files into the remote side that they would upload the same, but apparently not.
The admin had me list the htdocs folder as the primary folder only after he did whatever he did on the remote side. I followed the instructions in the adobe "creating your first website" tutorial and in the Dreamweaver CS3: missing manual book. None of these problems are covered.
I am sorry for sounding so inadequate, but i am in graphic design, not web design. My boss does not understand the difference and expects me to know all this stuff.