How do I add a link that opens a .pdf?

August 6, 2012

Using your content management tools for your site is the quick and simple way to make changes to your site when you need them.  A question we often get is “how to add a link that opens a .pdf?”  With our new content management tools, you can link a .pdf using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your account portal, providing your username and password
  2. Once logged in, click the tab My Account followed by the Web Admin link
  3. This will direct you to your home page where you’ll see a blue tab titled “View My Media” – Click here to begin uploading or extracting .pdf’s
  4. To add a .pdf, click the option “Choose File” and choose the correct file you would like to add and click “Upload File”
    • Once your file is loaded it will be added to the list with an URL attached
  5. Highlight the address of the .pdf you would like to link on your site and copy it.
  6. Click the yellow “Close Window” button at the bottom to return to the main part of your site.
  7. Click the page you would like to add this .pdf
  8. Once in the desired page, click the option “Edit Page Content”
  9. When editing the page, determine the text area where you would like to link the .pdf
  10. Highlight the text you would like to link the .pdf, and choose the icon in the toolbar that looks like a chain link.
  11. A box will appear.
    • In the field titled Link URL, pasted the URL of the .pdf
    • In the field titled “Target” Choose, “open in new window”
    • Press the green “Update” button
  12.  Once this is complete, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green “Submit Changes” button

Following these steps will ensure your .pdf is linked to the proper text and opens in a separate window.  Therefore, people will stay on your page and be able to read the information in the .pdf.   

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