Documents


Documents

Users should primarily use PDFs when adding files to the website. Microsoft Office files, such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, rely upon the user's computer to work, while PDF's rely upon the user's browser.  Essentially, if the user can view your webpage, they can view a PDF. Microsoft Office files also cannot be easily downloaded or viewed on phones or tablets, while PDFs can easily be downloaded.

Linking to a Document

In Edit mode, select and highlight the text that should link to the document.  Click the "Insert/Edit Link" button from the toolbar. For additional information about creating links, see How to Add/Remove Links. 

Click the "File Search Button" to the right of the "URL" field, and another pop-up dialog box will appear.  Navigate to the appropriate "documents" folder to view a list of all the document files uploaded on the site.

Insert DocumentSelect the desired document file, and click "Insert."

Insert DocumentWhen linking to a document, change the Target to "New Window."
Users may want to read the document later and continue browsing in their current window.

Click "OK" to insert the link.


 Uploading a Document

To upload a document from your computer, select and highlight the text that should link to the document.  Click the "Insert/Edit Link" button from the toolbar. 

Documents should always be uploaded to the documents folder inside of your site's directory. Images should be uploaded to the images folder.

Click the "File Search Button" to the right of the "URL" field, and another pop-up dialog box will appear.  Navigate to the appropriate "documents" folder to view a list of all the document files uploaded on the site.

Click the "Upload" button at the top of the pop-up box.  

Uploading Documents

Either drag-and-drop the file from your computer to the pop-up box, or select the green "+Add" buton to locate and select the document to upload.

Uploading DocumentsThe header at the top indicates where the file will be placed.  
All document files should be placed inside the documents folder.

 

Uploading DocumentsAll file names should only include: lowercase letters, dashes (-), and numbers.
File names with capital letters or spaces will not upload.

Click "Start Upload."

Once the file is uploaded, it will appear in the current folder (which should be the documents folder). Items are sorted alphabetically, so you can easily locate the desired file.

Select the document, and click "Insert."  Click "OK" to insert the link.

 


Video Tutorial

 

 

Converting Documents to PDFs