There comes a time in a project when it is necessary to link to external or internal documents. The following steps may be of assistance in helping to accomplish the task.
Note: A PDF document is used in this example. However, other document types will also work.
1. Create a button in your project.
2. Under the Actions: Set the On Success to option Open URL or File in a separate window.
3. In the URL type the name or browse for the PDF. Note: Browse for the location of External files. For internal files only use the name and its extension. For example: PDF and extension .pdf (see image below).
4. Save and publish the HTML5 project. An external document will launch when the button is clicked in the published project.
However, linking to internal document require more steps.
5. Once published, locate the HTML5 Output.
6. Place a copy of the file(s) in the HTML5 Output. Refer to the following example shown below.
When the project is launched and the PDF button is clicked, the PDF should open in a separate window.
The Downside of Using the Internal Linking Method:
Each time changes are made to the HTML5 project and is republished, the internal files will need to be copied back into the HTML5 Output directory.
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