Help !! please if poss to have PDF insertion opening in Acrobat!!.....

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OK, have tried and tried, but now need help !
Am wishing to include PDF's into site. Am inserting text widget, then typing or placing image, then linking to the PDF in file manager. When viewing offline the PDF opens correctly with Acrobat Reader. When uploading onto web, it does not open in Acrobat, it changes and opens in the same window as the link!. So, then went into html and typed to open in blank window, so now opens in new window completely as this was the only way I could see around it. Oh have tried in different browsers also and still open in same window.
But... I really wish it to open in Acrobat Reader totally separately...
Went searching and all I could find (a few times) - was the following, which I had done already but it gives the PDF name size etc and cannot alter it - help !!! ...

this is what I found from:
" Monique, Official Rep, replied 1 year ago
Adding a PDF document is really easy!:
1) Drag and drop a file widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page.
2) Browse for your PDF file and upload it.
3) When you click "ok" a link to your file will automatically be created.
To test that it is working, save and preview your page. You should be able to click on the link to view or download the file."

This gives a screenshot. BUT by doing this as I said above, one gets name of PDF file etc displaying to everyone and do not wish to have this!!!!! Is there a way to get rid of the text coming up of the file etc and place my own wording , as it says edit, but cannot get into the html to do so !
So, does this mean that I just need to alter html to blank page and continue like that or is there a way to alter the text when pulling the file widget across ? thanks .

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Hello JenC

Here are a couple options that you can try:

1. Using a text link and linking to your PDF file - which you have already tried I believe. I'm not clear if you liked this idea but was unable to get the link to open up in a new window? If you did want to pursue this idea of having your link open up in a new window and it's not working, it may be the code you're using is incorrect.

It should look like this:
<a href="; target="_blank">YOUR TEXT LINK</a>

2. You can create subpages and then embed your PDF right onto the "hidden" page. Here's information on how to create subpages: Creating Subpages

Then to embed your PDF, you can use .

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 this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, please let me know.
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Sanja, thank you. I think to make life a lot lot easier, I shall continue to just make the page 'blank' so it opens in new window, as I did prior to writing to you. I just wondered if you had amended the 'file widget' applying to the PDFs to work differently. But apparently not. Whatever way makes life easier ! Thank you for your suggestion above. Will also go and have a look at that. thanks again. JenC