download a file from RSD
How do you set up a link that downloads a file when clicked. I have a site that has a pdf doc that opens fine in everything but firefox. Can't figure out why its not but to work around this I was going to have them just directly download to the users' machine and open
http://springcreekgrowers.com/professio … raphy.html
Set this up when RLM very first came out - I may have to edit it on there but trying to change everything over to RSD. Would assume its the same procedure
Anyone on the internet with half a brain these days knows that you need to have some type of PDF reader installed in order to open a PDF file and most computers are setup for that by this time. I wouldn't really worry about "how" it gets to the users, only that it does.
If you're worried they won't know what to do then the best thing to do is put some info by the download so they know to save it if it opens without saving it. Keep it simple.
So I haven't made it as far as this.... when I used VSD a link could be an email, url or document. In RSD email can apparently be handled with a "mailto:" in the link, but how do I make the link download a pdf?
Read this over Bobby:
http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/ … -designer/
http://www.mywebsite.com/my-document.pdf (for example)
Did you read through the article Scott mentioned?
Also, with PDFs, they automatically open in a PDF Reader (like Acrobat), which gives the user the options to save, download, print, share...
Due to security concerns, it's not a good idea to force a download – let users decide if they want to download/open the file.
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