- Make sure the Word document is accessible
Save PDF file to your local drive by using "File -> Save As" then insert the filename in the pop up window and put the save as type "PDF (*.pdf)"
Open the page you wish to link to it from
Type your text into the relevant place on the page (the human-readable title of the PDF file)
Create a link to your PDF file:
- Highlight the text you want to be a link.
- Click on the link button.
- Click on the yellow browse folder button.
- Select the PDF file you want to link to from the directory tree in the pop-up window.
Edit the link to add the PDF class:
- Highlight the link text
- Right click on the highlighted text and select "Edit link"
- Select the Advanced tab in the pop up box
- Under "Stylesheet classes" add the text pdf (in lower case) to the box the click OK
Publish both the web page and the PDF file
PDF not displaying?
If you are using Internet Explorer, the PDF will not display in the CMS - it will only be displayed in the online version of the site (accessed via www, e.g. www.bath.ac.uk/example/ )
- When to use PDFs
- Forms in CMS
- Microsoft Office and PDF Document Guidelines
- Avoid PDF for on-screen reading (Jakob Nielsen)
- Facts and opinions about PDF accessiblity (Joe Clark)