Sometimes it's necessary to create a link to a file from a top or side menu of your Finalweb website. Perhaps it's a PDF or an image file that needs to be emphasized, but there is a simple process that you can follow in order to make this happen.

First, you'll need to upload the file to the server so that is available for linking. Go into your Site Manager and find File Manager underneath the Tools heading on the left. This view shows you all the files that are currently associated with your site. Since you can't create a folder here, we recommend just adding these files for custom links into the root folder which you first see.

Click on the "Upload Files" button and navigate to the document or other file that you'd like to add as a link. Once it's uploaded you will actually need to re-enter the File Manager in order to see it in the list, so simply click again on the File Manager link in the menu on the left. Scroll down to see your newly-uploaded file.

Next, you will need to copy the URL to this file to your clipboard. Right-click on the link title itself, underlined in white, and select the correct option that your browser provides to copy the link (each one is different - the image here is what Firefox presents: "Copy Link Address").

Next, return to a page on your site where you can edit the menu into which the link should be placed. Drag up a new External Link, found in the "Headers/Other" tab at the bottom.

Once it's dropped into the correct place, configure the name and target and then paste (ctrl-v or command-v) the copied link location into the URL field. We also recommend removing all the text of the link up to the "/home/" that you'll see.

Once the menu is saved, you'll have a link all set in the menu to open a file when it is clicked.

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