dreamweaver courses - Linking
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Karen has attended:
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I know how to link my pages to word documents but it doesn't seem to work when i try and attach them to a pdf document. Am i doing something wrong?
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Just to clarify, do you mean you can successfully create a link to a word document (which means the user then downloads the word document to view on their own machine)?
If so, linking to a PDF work in the same way. You can't 'attach' a word document to a PDF document, as far as I know, but I don't think that's what you meant?
To create a link to any file, whether it be an image (JPG, GIF) a text document (TXT, DOC, PDF) or another web page (HTML, HTM, PHP, ASP) you always use the anchor tag, and put the relative or absolute path in the 'href' parameter.
<a href="/docs/policy.doc">View this word document</a>
<a href="/image/poster-large.jpg">Enlarge image</a>
The user can always download these files, but they'll need appropriate software installed on their machine to view the file (eg. Adobe reader to view PDFs, MS Word to view DOCs).
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