Creating a link to a document on a website

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snazzy
Creating a link to a document on a website

i am new at designing a website and wanted to ask how i can do this. i want to post a link that opens to a specific document that i now have as a word doc. do i need to convert it to pdf? and the website builder only asks for a URL. so i guess i need to know how to get a URL for the document. thanks in advance!

   

Almost Evil
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website

Its easy- you dont have to do anything. just do it like this:

<a href="http://yourdomain.com/yourfile.doc"/>Click Here For File </a>

 

Just upload you file and make sure the file name matches the type of file it is.

Make sense?

snazzy
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website

there is no "browse" or "upload" field. Only URL. kinda like here on GUG when you add a photograph to a comment. you have to have the URL to the photograph. can i type is just as you have it above? (replacing the info of course)

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hubby
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website

you have to have a way to place the document into your server - either by an 'upload' process, or maybe by using an FTP program, which is like an internet-based file-explorer program.

hubby
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website

Also, you dont NEED to convert it to PDF, but remember that not everyone has MS-Word, but PDF is the defacto internet document standard, so converting it to PDF would not be a bad idea. If you're using a Mac, you can easily/simply convert it to PDF right from Word for Mac.. If you're using Windows, you can install free software such as PDF Creator to convert it to PDF.

 

snazzy
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website

thanks! and yea, it doesnt have to be pdf unless its the only way i can get it on the site.

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website
I need help on this subject. How do I do it? I need to know where to start.
julieandrews
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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Creating a link to a document on a website
Sounds like a regular link.

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