Is anyone experiencing PDF files disappearing in Freeway 5?
When I changed from 4 to 5 the new way to make PDF files download was to go to “Graphic Link to PDF” under Item & then Actions. Then go to Actions and select the PDF to link to for download. I have experienced on more than one occasion the files simply stop linking and when I go to relink, the file has disappeared from the Resources folder.
Are you, by any chance, making links to files that are within the same Resources folder you are publishing into?
Please tell me you’re not…
If you are, then please do this:
Make a new folder on your hard drive, maybe near your Freeway project file, but nowhere near the site folder you specified within your Document Setup, and certainly not within the Resources folder.
Put copies of all of the PDFs you want to use in this folder.
Within Freeway, establish your links to these PDFs using the Action.
Now, when you publish, Freeway will make a copy of the original file and move it into the Resources folder, and when you upload to your server, that copy will be there and ready to be placed where it belongs.
It is vitally important that you don’t manually do anything within the Resources folder – that is Freeway’s territory, and it will delete and create files in there during any given publish cycle.