Adding Downloadable Files in VSD


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I have numerous .pdf, .doc, and .xls files that I have uploaded to my server and need to create links so my site visitors can download them. Problem is, I can't find any instructions in Visual Site Designer that seem to work. I added the files to the server using the Add Files... menu. Can anyone provide some guidance around creating a simple link that will allow a person to just download the files from the server? This is killing me!

Thanks!


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You should be able to just insert the Text field you want to be linked, click the "Link" button and add to the URL http://www.mysite.com/nameoffile.pdf and so on for the different file types.
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When you click the Link icon, you can choose Document and browse to your file :)
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Yes that would matter... lol You can not access a file that is password protected. I suggest placing them in a non-protected directory.
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Thank you! Now it's working.


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Great! :D
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