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Message Board/PDFs

Forums: General Discussion
Created on: 01/23/20 03:55 PM Views: 289 Replies: 5
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Can I attach a PDF to a message in the message board? What about a site page?

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:07 PM - Response #1

The following can be applied to both a message form and a website page.....

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:53 PM - Response #2

Thanks for the message, Scott. If I'm linking to my computer, does that mean that it will not be accessible if my system is down?

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:19 PM - Response #3

Here's a way to show a PDF directly on a page regardless of how a user has set their browser for how to display PDF files. More integrated vs jumping to a new page. Still allows the default method as an option when displayed.

Replace content with YOUR file PDF uploaded as per Scott's directions above. HTTPS address will also be your site. Below is ours.

Should also work in your forum since as I recall, it Forum supports HTML code.

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:27 AM - Response #4

You won't be linking to the PDF on your computer but rather uploading that file to our servers. The link will pull the file from our file vault.

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:12 PM - Response #5

Got it. Thanks Scott!

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