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Creating a new File (PDF, Word Doc, etc) and linking to it

Let’s say you would like to display a PDF, word document, spreadsheet or other File on your website. How do you do it? Here is a tutorial to help you out. We have two options for this tutorial, a video and a text description. The video will appear first, followed by the text and screenshots.

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Uploading/Updating Files (PDFs, Docs, etc)

Let’s say that you would like to display a PDF, word document, spreadsheet or other file on your website. How do you do it? We have two options for this tutorial, a video and a text description. The video will appear first, followed by the text.

Video post: Creating a new File (PDF, Word Doc, etc) and linking to it

Naming Your File

The first step is to make sure your file is properly named. If you are uploading a file that is new to the CMS, you can name it whatever you like and create a new content item. If you upload the same document annually, consider giving it an overarching name the first time you upload it (e.g., fall.pdf). We have some guidelines to help you have good file naming conventions. If you are updating an existing content item, make sure the filename of the file you are uploading matches the filename of the old file. For instance, if the file on your website is called “fall-2009.pdf” then you should make sure that the file you are uploading into the CMS is called “fall-2009.pdf”.

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