3.6. Inserting a Link to a File (e.g. PDF)

At times, you’ll want to link to a file (preferably a PDF and not a Word file, which can pose security issues). Examples might include strategic plans, board meeting minutes, etc. Library users will see a link on the website and when they click on it, a PDF file will open. Most browsers come with built-in facility to view PDF files from within the browser window, with the ability to download the PDF file as an option.

  1. Log into your LibPress site and access the Edit screen for the page you wish to modify.

  2. Place your cursor where you’d like the link to the file to appear.

  3. Click Insert Media and click on the file you wish to include.

  4. On the right-hand side of the window, in the Link to drop-down menu, select Media File.

  5. Click Insert into page.

  6. If you wish, you can change the text used as the link.

    • In the Visual Editor, where the PDF link now appears, select all of the text within the link that you wish to change and modify accordingly.

    • In the Visual Editor, place your cursor somewhere in the middle of the link text.

    • Type the new text you wish to have and then delete the characters surrounding your new text.


    Minor differences between local browsers and add-ons they might have installed may cause the link to disappear when trying to change the link text.

  7. Click Update at the top right of the Edit screen to save your changes.

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