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Method One

Finding a Document's URL

After entering the document library folder, locate the document. To the right of the document, click Actions then Edit and copy the file's URL (see image below).

Image of Document Screen

Linking to a Document in a Blog

Inside a blog post, click the Insert/Edit Link icon (it looks like the world with a chain-link) (see first image below). Inside the link screen, paste the document URL in the text-box beneath URL and click OK (see second image below). An automatic title for the document will be created and the link will appear in blue in your blog post.

Image of Link IconImage of Pasting URL

Click Save on your blog post. The link will appear normal on the blog until hovered over, then it will change color to blue and show an underline (see first image below). Clicking the link will begin the downloading or opening process of that document (see second image below).

Example of How Document will look

 

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Changing the Name of Your Link

The only way to change the name of your linked document is to edit the HTML. After entering in the edit or add screen of a blog post, click the Source button. The HTML coding of your document link will look something like what is below. You will want to change the part I have edited to appear in red (it will not be red on your screen, also this coding isn't 100% accurate as I had to edit it so that it would appear as in code-form and not generate the code onto the screen).

a href="https://mycollege.sunybroome.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b5d56bb4-b9d5-431e-b2aa-48797895ef11&groupId=214828">mycollege.sunybroome.edu/c/document_library/get_file /a>
I will change the name of the link to something less strange. Here is my changed coding. Note: I have not changed the document's URL so it will still grab the document and begin the downloading process as before.
a href="https://mycollege.sunybroome.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b5d56bb4-b9d5-431e-b2aa-48797895ef11&groupId=214828">Linking Tutorial 3 /a>
And here is how it will appear when I click the Source button again and how it will appear in your finished post.

Linking Tutorial 3

 

 

Method Two

Enter your blog post, click the Insert/Edit Link icon (it looks like the world with a chain-link). Inside the link screen, click Browse Server.

Image of Pasting URL

The Resources Browser will pop up (see image below). If you have already uploaded the document you want, click to the folder it is located in and then click on the image. This will take you back to the link screen where you click OK to add the document link to your post.

Image of Resources Browser

 

If you have not yet uploaded the document you want, on the Resources Browser screen, navigate to the folder you would like to save it in and click Browse, near the bottom of the screen navigate on your computer to the document you want and click OK (see first image below). Then click Upload and click on the document now located in your folder (see second image below). Back on the link screen, click OK to add the document link to your post.

Image of Uploading File

Images in a Folder

Finding a Document's URL

After entering the document library folder, locate the document. To the right of the document, click Actions then Edit and copy the file's URL (see image below).

Image of Document Screen

Linking to a Document in a Message Board

Inside a message board post, click the URL icon (it looks like a chain-link) (see first image below). Inside the link address screen, paste the document URL in the text-box and click OK. The title"Document" will be automatically applied (see second image below).

Image of Link IconImage of BBCode

Click Save on your blog post. The link will appear like normal text on the message board post until hovered over, then it will change color to blue and show an underline (see first image below). Clicking the link will begin the downloading or opening process of that document (see second image below).

Example of Appearance
Image of Download screen/p>

 

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Changing the Name of Your Link

The only way to change the name of your linked document is to edit the BBCode. In a message board, the code is automatically visible in the main writing text-box. Your document link's code will look something like what is below. You will want to change the part I have edited to appear in red (it will not be red on your screen).

[url=https://mycollege.sunybroome.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b5d56bb4-b9d5-431e-b2aa-48797895ef11&groupId=214828]Document[/url]
I will change the name of the link to something less strange. Here is my changed coding. Note: I have not changed the document's URL so it will still grab the document and begin the downloading process as before.
[url=https://mycollege.sunybroome.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=b5d56bb4-b9d5-431e-b2aa-48797895ef11&groupId=214828]Link Tutorial 3[/url]
And here is how it will appear in your finished post.

Linking Tutorial 3

 

Linking to a Document in a Web Content Display

Linking a document to a Web Content Display is exactly the same as linking a document to a blog, except of course, that you have to be inside a web-content display application instead of the blog application. See the tutorial above for instructions.