If you need to link to a PDF from your web page, the PDF must reside on a web server. You can’t share them on the web if they are stored on your H drive or your department’s network drive.
Documents.kenyon.edu: The documents server is where many offices and departments have traditionally stored PDF files. Our old CMS did not accommodate PDFs easily, so most departments were given a folder on the documents server. If that has worked well for you, you can continue using that strategy.
PDFs in BigTree: If you struggle with the concept of mapping to documents.kenyon.edu and generally have a hard time identifying the url for your PDF files, you might want to consider storing PDFs in your BigTree folder.
Step 1. Highlight the text you wish to hyperlink to your PDF and click the hyperlink icon. (A review of the hyperlinking icon can be found here.)
Step 2. Click the folder icon in the hyperlink dialogue box. and search or browse to your department folder within BigTree. Note: Consider creating a sub folder just for PDFs by clicking "New Folder."
Step 3. Click "Upload File".
Step 4. In the resulting dialogue box, click "Upload" next to the empty form field. Browse to your PDF on your computer or network drive. Select the PDF and click open.
Step 5. Click the teal upload file button.
Step 6. Click on the file so that it is highlighted in teal and click "Use Selected Item."
Step 7. The url will automatically populates the hyperlink dialogue box. Because it is a PDF, select "Open in a New Window," and click "Insert."