[Pro] making pdf's and word files relative links in freeway pro

Is there a way to make pdf’s and word files a relative link withing the freeway document as opposed to placing them on the server as absolute links?

I don’t want to make them pages within the freeway file as this will only add to the overall size of the site.

I was hoping there was a way to drag/drop the files into a folder in the freeway file that could be linked to allowing the files to follow the site without relinking should I have to change servers.

I may have to change servers and do not relish the thought of relinking many pdf’s and word files.


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Hi Joe,

There are two Actions you can use to do this, the Link to File and Link to PDF Actions. Because Word documents can’t be displayed in a browser you should zip them up first and then use the Link to File Action. Using these Actions will get Freeway to manage the upload and linking to (relatively) the files should their filenames change or they move position.

Check out page 342 of the Freeway reference: http://www.softpress.com/support/freeway5referencemanual/

Hope this helps,

Joe

On 29 Jun 2010, at 15:23, JoeCoffee wrote:

Is there a way to make pdf’s and word files a relative link withing the freeway document as opposed to placing them on the server as absolute links?

I don’t want to make them pages within the freeway file as this will only add to the overall size of the site.

I was hoping there was a way to drag/drop the files into a folder in the freeway file that could be linked to allowing the files to follow the site without relinking should I have to change servers.

I may have to change servers and do not relish the thought of relinking many pdf’s and word files.


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I think the “link to pdf” and “link to file” actions woud accomplish this. Place your pdfs and word docs in the FW media folder, then on the FW page, choose, Insert ->Action Item → Link to PDF or Link to File.

Since the files are in the FW media file, if you upload to a new server the files will upload as well and you shouldn’t have to relink anything.


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Opps… must have been typing when Joe posted his answer.


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:wink: Two answers are always better than one!

On 29 Jun 2010, at 15:40, Rich Gannon wrote:

Opps… must have been typing when Joe posted his answer.


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Is the FW media folder something I need to create because I don’t see one. Thanks for the feedback.


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It’s something that Freeway will create for you if you use any of the
Templates, but it’s not required at all. Freeway uses the Finder’s
file location routines to find the original files used within your
layouts, and so they can be stored nearly anywhere. Many of my Freeway
documents and the project files that they use are located on a file
server or a local drive, and Freeway just doesn’t care. If it can’t
find something, it will task you with locating it.

Walter

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Is the FW media folder something I need to create because I don’t
see one. Thanks for the feedback.


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Is the FW media folder something I need to create because I don’t see one. Thanks for the feedback.

it really is just good file management. If you create a Media folder (usually within the project folder) and then store all the media there that you subsequently use on the site then you know exactly where all these originals are stored. But as Walters says FW does track those files and a lot better than we do.

David


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FYI: This link no longer works.

Check out page 342 of the Freeway reference: http://www.softpress.com/support/freeway5referencemanual/


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Thank You! and the page number referenced would be 362 now!


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the page number referenced would be 362 now!

You are correct - download it/save it for later reading.

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