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PDF Files 4 years 2 months ago #40654

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How does one link the pdf files into new articles? The files are uploaded and in a pdf folder, but I can't figure out how to insert and link them into a new article.
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PDF Files 4 years 2 months ago #40662

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Hi and welcome, Patricia!

Be sure to use JCE for your WYSIWYG editor. Here's our tutorial on it:
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/jce/

It will help you in creating links. For your PDFs, it depends where the PDF folder is located. If it's in the root of your Joomla installation, then click the JCE insert link button. You can then type "pdf/yourfilename.pdf" for the link.

If the pdf folder is not in the root of your Joomla installation, you can the folders leading to the pdf folder; for example, "folder1/folder2/pdf/yourfilename.pdf"

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.

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PDF Files 4 years 2 months ago #40668

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Nick;
I uploaded the files to a PDF directory in Media Manager. Is that ok?
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PDF Files 4 years 2 months ago #40670

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Hi Patricia,

Yes, that's completely OK. Since it's in there, the likely URL would be "images/pdf/yourfilename.pdf" if you're using Joomla 2.5 and "images/stories/pdf/yourfilename.pdf" if you're using Joomla 1.5

By the way, you could even purchase and use JCE's file manager to make things easier:
www.joomlacontenteditor.net/component/zoo/item/file-manager-4

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