Creating a PDF Download in Dreamweaver

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I'm learning Dreamweaver and want to create a link that will allow viewers to download a pdf document. Can't find the how-to in the manual. Thanks

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Hi, I normally set the link to open an new page and then use that to open the PDF file, this then makes the user stay on your site.

<A HREF=”http://www.yourdomain.com” TARGET=”_blank”>Your Text</a>

with the www.yourdomain as the PDF file on your server

<a href=”Resource files/Colour-chart-vinyPlus_uni.pdf” target=”_blank”>

so if you go to a site I keep upgrading and you will see what i mean

http://www.fullerandsons.co.uk/tech_papers_com_f&s.html

if you view the source you will see the following:

<tr>
<th scope=”row”> </th>
<td valign=”top”><a href=”Resource files/Colour-chart-vinyPlus_uni.pdf” target=”_blank”>

vinyPlus Colour Chart universal</a></td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
</tr>

The user can then save the file to their computer if they want to or not.

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