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Add pdf to left side paged menu

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Created on: 03/03/19 12:53 PM Views: 290 Replies: 9
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:53 PM

I have a pdf file that I want to put on a one button click in the left side member functions menu.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM - Response #1


What you want to do is currently not possible. You can create a new page and then place the link on the page (2 clicks instead of one)

With the responsive designs menus, you can put your own links on the page, but they still can’t be mixed in to the menus. The responsive designs allow a link in the bottom sections of the website.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:45 PM - Response #2

Thank you Kyle, just getting use to linking PDF’s now, it was just a thought. Can embed code be put in the source to make it a one click off the menu?

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:02 PM - Response #3

Yes you CAN do what you want - 1 click from left side menu:

Example of how this works:
go to our home page,
go down to Yearbook & Newspaper, then
go down to 1961 Annual Senior Pictures

click that and a PDF loads/displays. User can manually download PDF into standard Adobe viewer if they desire.

This is the code used to this (replace with your pdf file and vary iframe height to whatever you want - what's there should work though)

[P.S. keep PDF files under 10MB. Usually graphic PDF files can be reduced in size by quite a bit. The one here is 30% of original size - hence the "compressed" name.]

I've temporarily disabled locking the pages - but will lock them again in a week or so.

Edited 03/03/19 11:06 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:25 AM - Response #4

Hi, Can I add a PDF file within a page in the Event or Reunion planner? The PDF file is for printing a mail-in registration form. I did it on my 2010 reunion page, no problem. Am I missing something here adding the PDF file for my now 2020 reunion?

Edited 01/12/20 7:26 AM
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 4:22 PM - Response #5

Linking to a PDF...

Uploading a non image document to the File Vault...

You first need to upload the document to the file vault and then link to it. To upload a non image documents to the File Vault, locate any page that has an Editor Window, such as by going to Edit Site Pages > Edit Page for Homepage.

1. What I typically do first is decide on where my link will be and what my link phrase will say. Type the link phrase into the editor window and use your cursor to highlight the phrase.

2. On the Editor Window, look for the Insert Link button (2nd row, 3rd from right). Click the Insert Link button and the Link window will appear. Click the Browse / Choose File button and locate your file on your computer. Once selected, press the Open / Select button and then you will need to click the Upload button to the right. The window should close, leaving your link phrase blue and underlined. This means that it is linked, however to test the link you must save the page and go to the actual page of the site to click the link.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:14 PM - Response #6

Scott, he's asking about the Event Planner page. The regular ways are explained earlier.

Prior Reunion Planner made that possible because it had the standard Editor Window option. Event Planner does not have the same flexibility. I do not see an Editor Window option.

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:01 PM - Response #7

The event planner has a editor if you choose Reunion Information it expands to show the editor.

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4:56 PM - Response #8

Please give a screenshot of where this is located in Event Planner. I can't find "Reunion Information" as a choice. So it's not obvious - I looked several times Cool

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:51 PM - Response #9

OK, I was messing with an existing Event and somehow can't Edit it. I started a NEW planner and Add an Activity, add Event Information and then there is the editor.

So not exactly easy to find. I don't know why I can't "edit" an existing event. It never gets to the editor?? There is some html I have there but that's just raw stuff.

The new one I can go back and Edit the Event but not the old one. So something odd happened there.

So it's not Reunion Information Idea

Edited 01/13/20 5:59 PM
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