How do I load PDF files onto my site?

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Been trying to load PDF files to my site---struggling. Is there a step by step direction sheet anywhere?
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Preston Proctor

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Posted 9 years ago

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Hello Preston

I'm not exactly sure which option you wanted, so I decided to give you both!

Option 1:

Here is how to upload a file so that people can view or download it from your site:

1. Drag and drop a file widget onto your page from the sidebar on the right (the icon for this looks like a computer disk).
2. A dialog box will open and you can choose to browse your computer for the file you want to upload or choose an already uploaded image.
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.

People will then be able to click on your link and download your MS Word file, PDF, PowerPoint presentation, spreadsheet or whatever file you have uploaded.

Option 2:

Your visitors will need the necessary plugin to access (usually Acrobat Reader) your PDF.

1) Upload your PDF file to the File Manager.
2) Drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page.
3) Paste the following tag into the HTML editor that opens:

<embed width="600" height="400" src="resources/test.pdf">

4) Replace test.pdf with the exact filename of your file.
5) Remember to include any folder names in the file path if your file is stored in a folder in the File Manager. For example: "resources/PDF/test.pdf"

I hope one of these suggestions answers your question. Please let us know if you have any difficulty with this.
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Claire Parker

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Sanja you have made my day. I have used Option 1 extensvely but was unaware of Option 2. This is really cool. I have also just played around with the 600 and 400 dimensions and found a better solution of 1000 and 400 for my site.
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Kershnee

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Excellent, Claire. Please let us know if we can be of any more assistance. I am sure Sanja will be glad to read this :)