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    Cool Adding PDF files to a website using Dreamweaver

    I am currently administering a website which requires an optional PDF document to be downloaded. I have been using Dreamweaver and not yet had any success.

    There needs to be a link (preferably with an icon of an Adobe PDF document) on the homepage of the site which when clicked will allow people to open or save the document. I'm sure that this is fairly simple, but I have not had much experience with Dreamweaver in the past...

    If anyone can tell me how to do this I would be most grateful.

    Henning.

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    Quite simply really - drop the file onto your server via ftp or upload tool and make a note of where it is realative to your url

    eg www.someweb.co.uk/files/somepdf.pdf becomes /files/somepdf.pdf as a relative url

    inserrt your picture/logo/text etc that you want to become the link - set as a hyperlink and link it to the realtive url you found as above.

    Thanks

    James

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    Add an image of the PDF icon. Make it a hyperlink to the file and the client browser should do the rest.

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    Thank you that's now fully functional, however, do you know how I can get the PDF to open in a seperate tab or window?

    Thanks.

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    Hyperlink properties and then theres an option to open in new tab/new window etc.

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    Yep - in dreamweaver, next to where your hyperlink properties are there is a drop down to determine the target of the URL (I think it's called that) - choose blank and it will open in a new window (after you have re-uploaded the page)

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