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How to add files to a page on your website


Need to add a document to a page? The file types that you can add to your created content are: pdf, xls, xlsx, doc, docx, rtf, ppt, or pptx.

Step 1: Creating a Document Link


First, find the file upload section below the body text editor. It should look like this:

Screenshot of the file upload button

Click on the "browse" button and look for the file you would like to upload. Next, select the file.

Screenshot of selected file

Click "open" to select your file. The filename will be displayed by the "browse" button. Click on the "upload" button (outlined in red below) to upload your file:

Screenshot highlighting the upload button

Repeat this process for all the files you would like to upload. After you have uploaded your file, it should look like this (click for larger image):

Screenshot showing uploaded file

An easy way to add your document to your body text is to simply click the "insert" button next to the filename. Adding the file in this manner will look like this: example.docx

Step 2: Customizing the link text to your document


You can also embed your file within your body text, though this process takes a little more work. First, right click on the name of your uploaded file. Select "Copy Link Address."

Screenshot of "copy link address" in the right click menu

Next, find the text that you are going to link the file with. Highlight the text and click the link button in the body text editing menu (click for larger image):

Screenshot of the link button

Paste the file link URL into the dialog box, as shown in the image below:

Screenshot showing where you add a link to a page

Then, delete the first part of the URL up to the first backslash (usually "bitdev2.ent.iastate.edu" or "www.alias.iastate.edu"), leaving the first slash. The link protocol should change from "http://" to "<other>," as follows:

Screenshot showing example of link without first part of URL

Your embedded link should end up looking like this within your text body. Be sure to double-check that your link is unbroken and leads to the right file.

If you have problems with uploading and embedding a file or have more questions about how to do any of the above, please contact Ann Greazel for help.

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