Can you create an internal link to an embedded PDF?

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Hi, was wondering if it is possible to link to an embedded PDF in yola?

I want to have a series of PDF's available for download (via File widget) but I would also like the reader to be able to click on a link that would direct them to the 1st page of the PDF as an embedded file-that way they can read the first page and decide if they want to download the pdf or not.

any ideas?
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hello bubastisbastet,

There isn't an easy way within the Sitebuilder to display a PDF file.

However, we can recommend that you use something like to embed your PDF document.

1. Sign up for a free account with slideshare.
2. Go to "Upload" at the top of your screen.
3. Upload your file(s). Then click on "Publish" (or "Publish All" if you have more than 1 file).
4. Once your file has been converted, then click on the file you want to embed.
5. On the right-hand side, you will see a green box with "Embed" and a code provided. Please copy this code.
6. In your Sitebuilder, drag-and-drop an HTML Widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere).
7. An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or ctrl-V to paste).
8. When you are done, click "OK" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page.

I hope that helps!
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Marije, thx for the reply. I should have said that I am using googledocs to do this, so i have the code to embed already.

the problem with this is that if you were to have multiple pdf's available for viewing/download, then the entire page is filled with the embedded files. I would rather have text links for each file to the embedded version of the first page (placed on a page out of site navigation), such that the page looks neater and more compact.

does this make sense?
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Hi bubastisbastet,

I think I follow you. It sounds like you essentially want to create subpages for each file and link to them correct? If so, here is a quick overview on how to do this:

1. Create the pages you need. When you create the page untick the "show in navigation" box so that these pages won't be automatically added into your main navigation menu.
2. Now that you have your content, you need to link it all up. You can create the links using the Text Widget.
* Drag a Text Widget onto your page and click to edit it.
* Type the text which you want to be the link to the sub-page.
* Highlight the text, and from the Text Editing Toolbar, click the link button (10th from the left next to the image button).
* Click on the "..." button next to "page". It should give you a list of all the pages you have just created.
* Choose the relevant page and click "OK" and you will have a link to this page.

If you didn't untick the "show in navigation" box and would like to take them out of the navigation, simply click on "Edit Navigation" and drag-and-drop the pages you don't want in the navigation into the panel on the right hand side. Do the opposite to include them in the navigation again.

For detailed instructions and a working example, please click on the following link: Creating Subpages.

Please let me know if I am still misunderstanding your request.
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Thanks Laura. That's what I need!