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How do I link to a pdf or Word document?
You link to a pdf or Word document (or Excel file or anything else) in the same way you link to another web page.

First, you need the copy the PDF or Word document from your computer to the website. To do this:

1. Go to the folder or location where the file resides, stop short of opening the file,

2. Right-click the file and choose "Copy".

3. Then, right-click on a folder in your website in Front Page and choose "Paste".

This will copy the file from your computer to your site on the web server. Note: you can also drag-and-drop the file from your computer to your site in Front Page.

Follow the steps below to create a hyperlink to the document you copied to the web server:

1. Select or highlight text in your web page.

2. Click Insert > Hyperlink from the menu.

3. In the window that appears, browse to the file to which you want to link and select it.

Tip: most non-html files (Word, PDF, Excel, etc.) are meant to read at length or downloaded - so - it helps your web visitors if the files open in a new window. To do this, click the "Target Frame" button on this window, then choose "New Window" and click OK.

4. Click OK.

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