How to put a Word or PDF file onto your intervention page

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This function is not currently supported by the latest version of the authoring tool.

Please use the following workarounds:

Adding a PDF

To insert a PDF in to your intervention:

  1. Save your PDF file to the workspace - this will then appear on the left hand side of the authoring tool along with your pages.
  2. In the authoring tool, insert a text box.
  3. In the Textbox Properties area, copy and paste the following where it says Text:
    <a href="filename.pdf" class="popup">Click here for...</a>

In the above line, replace filename with the name of your pdf file, and replace Click here for... with the text you would like on your page.

Adding a Word doc or other file

IMPORTANT: This is not supported by all browsers - older browsers and versions of Safari do not support the download function and may attempt to open the file in the browser. We recommend using PDFs.

To insert a Word Document or other file type:

  1. Make sure that your file is a generic, commonly used type. For example, save your Word documents as .doc rather than .docx type.
  2. Save your file to the workspace - this will then appear on the left hand side of the authoring tool along with your pages.
  3. In the authoring tool, insert a text box.
  4. In the Textbox Properties area, copy and paste the following where it says Text:
    <a href="filename.doc" download="filename.doc">Download the file</a>
  5. In the above line, replace both filename.doc with the name of your file, and replace Download the file with the text you would like on your page.

Older Versions of the Authoring Tool

The following instructions can only be used with older versions of the Authoring Tool. Please use the updated instructions above.

To link to a Word or PDF file from one of your pages in previous versions of the authoring tool, follow these steps:

  • Save your Word/PDF file to the workspace - this will then appear on the left hand side of the authoring tool along with your pages.
  • Enter the text you want to convert to a link, e.g. 'Click here to see a PDF version of these instructions'. This can be done in a normal text box.
  • Highlight this text in the textbox Properties tool bar on the right hand side of the authoring tool.
  • Click Set Selected Text As...
  • A box will appear with two radio buttons. Select Set as link.
  • A text box will appear with instructions Please enter a link beginning with...
  • Write the name of the Word/PDF file into this text box exactly as it is saved in the workspace, e.g. instruction_booklet.pdf
  • Click OK


Please note:

  • If a Word document does not appear when you are testing in Preview mode, please upload it to the LifeGuide Community Website to check that it will show.
  • The end-user will need to have Adobe reader (or a similar program) or Microsoft Word installed on their computer in order to read these documents.
  • You may want to insert a link to the Adobe website so end-users can download Adobe reader for free if they do not already have it installed on their computer.