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How to add PDF documents to your Web site and create hyperlinks to those PDF documents in FrontPage 2000

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This article explains how to display Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files in your Web pages in Microsoft FrontPage.
To create Web pages that contain .pdf files, you must first import the .pdf files to your Web. Then, create hyperlinks to the .pdf files on your Web pages. When a visitor to your Web site clicks a hyperlink to a .pdf file, Adobe Acrobat Reader opens in the visitor's browser window and displays the .pdf file.

Visitors to your site must have Acrobat Reader installed on their computers to display the .pdf file in their browser windows. It is recommended that you add a second hyperlink on your page to point to the location at which users can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Adobe Systems, Inc., offers a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) version of the Get Acrobat Reader logo that you can download, insert into your Web pages, and then set as a hyperlink to the Adobe Web site. Position this hyperlink next to the hyperlink to the .pdf file. When users click the logo, the Adobe Web site is displayed in their browser windows, and they can then download Acrobat Reader.

For more information, browse to the following Adobe Systems, Inc., Web site:

Import the Acrobat PDF Files into Your Web

  1. Start FrontPage, and then open your Web.
  2. On the File menu, click Import.
  3. In the Import dialog box, click Add File.
  4. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, locate and select the .pdf file that you want to import, click Open, and then click OK.

Create a Hyperlink to the PDF Files in Your Web

  1. In Page view, open the Web page that you want to insert the hyperlink into.
  2. Type the text that you want to use as a hyperlink, and then select the text. For example, type View this file.

    If you want to use the location and name of the .pdf file as the hyperlink text, position the insertion point where you want to insert the hyperlink. Type http://local host/file name, and then select the text.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  4. In the Create Hyperlink dialog box (in FrontPage 2000) or the Insert Hyperlink dialog box (in FrontPage 2002), locate the .pdf file, click the file, and then click OK.
NOTE: You can also drag the .pdf file from the Folder List window to the position on the Web page where you want to insert the link. FrontPage creates the hyperlink for you.

For more information about creating hyperlinks in FrontPage, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304409 How to create hyperlinks with FrontPage 2000
245466 How to create a hyperlink to a file that is not an HTML document
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Article ID: 307236 - Last Review: 01/31/2007 20:00:26 - Revision: 3.2

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