Links to word docs on pages

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Hey there,
I'm trying to add a link to a word document on my pages rather than having to copy and past the docs right on the page. I'd like to be able to give a description and then have links to documents I have saved on my computer. Anyone know how to do this, please?
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Lindsey Mathes

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Posted 7 years ago

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Hello Lindsey,

It's good that you haven't copied and pasted MS Office files onto your webpages. This most definitely can crash your site because of formatting codes used by word processors such as Office etc. Yola have or are currently using/developing a filter to strip the formatting codes out of such embedded files to save the integrity of the site.

What you can do is upload the file s into your File Manager and create a link on your page to the file(s). This will then be able to be viewed safely on your site or downloaded by users to their computer.

The process for this is given within the Tutorial: Using the File Widget
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Yes go to Widgets / Media / File and upload your file.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks, guys! Yes, this helps! I was hoping to make it look like an actual link but I'll take this!
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I find that changing the word document to a PDF file before uploading helps some users, especially if viewing on an iPhone or iPad.