How do I post a file on my website for visitors to download?

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Here are instructions to add a downloadable file to your website.

  1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  2. Click Insert button in the top toolbar, select More from the drop-down menu, and click on File.




  3. Choose Upload from Computer and locate the file on your computer or browse your file manager if you have already uploaded it.


  4. On the right, in File Settings customize the Link Text and Icon of the file.


  5. Drag the file to where you would like it on your webpage.


  6. Save and Publish your website to see the downloadable file on your website.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I add a printable sales coupon to my site.


I would like to add a printable discount coupon to my site so that a potential customer may take advantage of some of my sales.
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You'll want to save the coupon as an image file or a pdf, then you can create a standard link to the image file or the pdf file. 
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I'm trying to follow the instructions, but I don't see an "insert" button on the toolbar. The icons there are: save, publish, preview, new page, open, delete, page info, tutorial, and help on the top bar, and add image, add text, add gallery, add forms, delete selection, and additional features on the bottom bar. Thanks for any assistance you can give.
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Since your account has not been converted to the SiteBuilder Plus, you won't see that option. You can add an ordinary text box,or a rectangle, or any type of button to the page, and then just create a standard hyperlink to that file.

Or if you want we can convert your account to the Plus version.

Mike
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I have a pdf fillable form that I'm trying to DOWNLOAD to visitors computers. I followed all of your instructions and am able to download the file from another browser window however, the downloaded file will not open from my computer. I get the following message: "Acrobat could not open "file name" because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded). To create an Adobe pdf document, go to the source application. Then print the document to Adobe pdf.

All I want to do, is have the file downloaded to the computer and not open in another browser window. I can open the source file on my computer, but can't figure out how to make site builder just download the darn thing. HELP!!
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You have to use code to create a link to download instead of open.  The place I go to is w3schools, where they provide the basic code and allow you to test it there: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_a_download
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Hi Drew,
Here’s the original comment to Homestead: I have a pdf fillable form that I'm trying to DOWNLOAD to visitors computers. I followed all of your instructions and am able to download the file from another browser window however, the downloaded file will not open from my computer. I get the following message: "Acrobat could not open "file name" because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded). To create an Adobe pdf document, go to the source application. Then print the document to Adobe pdf.

All I want to do, is have the file downloaded to the computer and not open in another browser window. I can open the source file on my computer, but can't figure out how to make site builder just download the darn thing. HELP!!

I think I’ve fixed the problem in my Acrobat file, but it would be nice to know how to do this right off the bat than to go through all the nonsense I’ve been doing.

Victoria
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I see, unfortunately this is not a Sitebuilder issue. How each visitor's computer handles a pdf file is not something you should decide for them. It will depend on their configuration. If they have the Acrobat reader plugin installed on their browser then it will, by default open in a browser window. The only thing you could do is to use text to describe how to right click and save the file.

If you do this then you should try it yourself and describe the steps for each browser, as they are slightly different in wording.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Posting a pdf to my home page?How do I post a readable pdf on our home/index page?.


We have a pdf of our newsleter which we would like to post to our home page so that members could log on and read it?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do I add a word application to my page.


I know how to add a page, but I want to add a rental application for people to download and print.  I can't figure out how to do it.  Help!!
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ba8850,

This thread shows how to link to a file for download. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Mike

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is there a way to attach a word document to my page? It will be 3-4 pages long..


I want to give an example on the written reports I do and they are about 4 pages long. Can I attach it to my page?
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kbrawley4024,

You could either copy the contents of the Word doc and actually add it to a web page, or if you follow the steps in this thread, you can create a link to the Word doc so your visitors actually download a copy of the Word doc.

Mike
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ty again.. You are really helpful!


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You're welcome.  Glad to hear Mike was able to help.
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Good answer. Thx
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You're welcome
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I need to add a PDF file to my website. How do I do that?.
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Please see the above article about adding a file to your site. This would be how to upload the PDF to the website.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slideshow upload.

Uploading a slideshow made in iPhoto on a Mac. I've tried using Insert-YouTube-Video and Audio. It says it won't even go into iPhoto. Should the slideshow be made another way?
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Try uploading the slideshow as a file outlined above. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled can i download a pdf file to my web site?.
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Hello,

Please see the above article to add a PDF file.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have a PDF form I need to upload as a send to document how do I get the form on....
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Hello,

You would att the PDF to your site as a file shown above.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I insert a PDF document, please. Thanks for your help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The use of .PDF files.

Why did you remove the use of .PDF files for our web sites? Or is there a way to apply them to a web page?
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Above you can find a helpful article for uploading .PDF files. If you want to link your .PDF, here's a separate article to check out:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_to_allow_a_pdf_file_to_open_in_a_new_browser_wi...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do I add pdf attachments? I am computer illiterate.

help me upload pdf attachemnts. im computer illiterate



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Here is one way to do it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do i import a pdf.

I have a PDF on my desktop that I want to put on a web page
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How do I create a standard link to the pdf file??
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Hello Rajib0860
The PDF file will link to itself, but if you are looking to have a text link or a button, add the element, click on link, and select the file you want to link to.