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How can I post or add a PDF, DOC, MP3 or other file on my site for visitors to download?

Feb 8, 2012 3:32 PM

The exact approach can vary, depending on if you are hosting your site using Adobe Business Catalyst or another hosting provider. In either case, however, the steps would be something like this:

 

  1. Use an FTP client to create a "documents" folder on your site.
  2. Upload the files you want to link to into this folder.
  3. Add links to these files in Muse using the full URL (i.e. http://mysite.com/documents/filename.....

 

The Preview Page/Site in Browser options in Muse should work fine. Clicking on a link to one of the documents will open it in the Browser. The built-in Preview feature in Muse will work for some document types and not others. It just depends what you're linking to.

 
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    May 16, 2012 11:53 PM   in reply to Kim Isola

    Hi,

     

    So I followed these steps.  Looks like it works.  Except for anybody to view my pdf they need to enter my password of my ftp site??

     

    did I miss something? After uploading I copied the url and pasted in muse. went to preview and when clicking on the button a pop up opens requesting a password.

     

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

     

    I am using FileZilla & godaddy.

     

    cheers!!

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 3:17 PM   in reply to dksjaskl;jfhasil;

    I am having the same issue.  Is there a work around? I don't want to give out my ftp username and password to anyone.  HELP please!!

     

    Thanks!

     
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    Jun 5, 2012 6:13 AM   in reply to spelzer

    Can either of you provide the web address of the file that is asking for the password?

     

    Of course, you should not post the username and password here, just the link to the file...

     
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    Jun 5, 2012 7:06 AM   in reply to spelzer

    You don´t need to give your FTP login, just check if are you using the protocol HTTP before the URL.

    You can put the downlond link in any object like a image for example.

    You can check on your control panel on your host provider if this online folder has a password too.

     

    Sorry about my english.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:01 PM   in reply to Kim Isola

    I'm hoping to put a link on my site so that a click will allow a user to download a .pdf. And I want to put a little gif of the .pdf logo to use as the link anchor. But I followed the instructions and I get a "bad request" error. Any ideas to help?

    the site is www.milibrodelasletras.com

     

    Thanks,

    Dan

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to dmcsween

    nevermind, I fat-fingered the link. duh.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 1:25 PM   in reply to Kim Isola

    What if I am using Business Catalyst? One of the reason that I went for business catalyst was to avoid having to do the FTP server business. Thanks.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 1:32 PM   in reply to kidos

    This feature is coming up in Muse 2.0 and is available for testing in Muse 2.0 Public Beta currently available. Please check out a demo video at http://tv.adobe.com/watch/muse-feature-tour/add-and-link-to-any-type-o f-file/

     

    You can also participate in Muse 2.0 Public Beta by following instructions at http://www.adobekb.com/participating_in_muse_beta.html

     

    Cheers,

    Vikas

     
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