Follow these steps to add a link to a downloadable document on your page.

Note: This tutorial assumes you are working with Website Projects. For more information about how to use Website Projects, read Working With Website Projects.

Step 1: Locating the File

First, go to the My Computer tab and select the file you want to add to your Website Project. In this tutorial, we'll add a PDF file.

Step 2: Adding the File to Your Website Project

Right-click the file you want to add to your project and select Copy File to Project > [Folder], where Folder is the folder where you want to store the file. In this tutorial, we'll add the file to the Website Project root folder, but you may want to store your downloadable files in a special subfolder.

This opens a window confirming whether you want to copy the file to your Website Project Folder. Click Yes.

Step 3a: Linking to the File From Your Website Project

There are two methods you can use to link to your file. The first is from inside your Website Project. To do this, go back to the My Websites tab, where you'll see the file you just added to your Website Project. Right-click it and select Insert as Link Into Current Document.

This inserts the HTML code for a link to this document on your page. In this case, the link would look like this:

<a href="newsletter.pdf"></a>

Next, enter the link text you want the user to click between > and </a>. The final code might look like this:

<a href="newsletter.pdf">Our PDF newsletter.</a>
Step 3b: Linking to the File Using the Insert Link Window

The second method is to use the Insert Link window. Follow the instructions provided in How to Insert a Link, only instead of choosing an .html file, select the file you added to your Website Project. In this case, it will be the newsletter PDF.

When you're done filling out all this information, click OK. The code will automatically be inserted wherever your cursor was positioned on your page. You can move it around by selecting it and dragging it to the desired location on the page.

A note about PDFs and other downloadable files you may wish to add: Most of the time, PDF files will open automatically. This is because almost all visitors already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, and, depending on the browser, the PDF file will either open directly in the browser or in a separate reader window. Additionally, anyone visiting your site with Internet Explorer will be able to open files created in any Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) directly in the browser.

If you want to make sure your users download the file, you can also place a small reminder somewhere on the page that says something like, "Right-click and select Save Link As... to save this to your computer."