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How do I link to a PDF file?

  • # April 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    This should be easy, but I’m not sure what to do. I’m linking to the file in my HTML with a href tags.

    It works when I’m viewing the local website, but not on the published site. Is there anything I need to do to upload the file onto my website?

    # April 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

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    You can simply link to the file path in your href tag. Be sure to include the PDF file on your server…

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    # April 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

    This is what I have:

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    What would be the reason that it works locally but not on the public site?

    # April 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Is the pdf uploaded and available on the web, or just locally on your computer?

    # April 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

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    Is the PDF file on your server? If so, is the file path correct? Personally, I like to create a folder called Download and include the associated files. Using that method, your code would be as follows…

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    The target=”_blank” forces the downloaded file to open in a new tab/window

    # April 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’m using Google App Engine to host my site. The pdfs are in my root folder, which gets uploaded when I deploy. I’m hosting images on my site in the same way and they work fine. I’m wondering if it must be something with Google App engine, though I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work. Hopefully I can get this to work, but in the meantime I’m probably going to have to just upload the pdfs somewhere else and link to them that way.

    # April 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Be specific… tell me your site address, and link to the pdf file… We cant help till let us diagnose the problem :)

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