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Picture of Myrrh Lynn
How to add a PDF link on a wiki page
 

I have tried every way I can think of to add a link to a PDF on one of our wiki pages. I can create links to other wiki pages, but not to outside web address or pdf's. I thought I would be able to do this. Am I missing something?

 
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Picture of Francois Evans
Re: How to add a PDF link on a wiki page
 

This is a workaround:

On the course page, make a file link to a PDF which you upload. Once the link appears, close its eye.

Copy the link URL and use that as a link in your wiki. - The link in the wiki should link to your PDF file.

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Mary Cooch
Re: How to add a PDF link on a wiki page
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If you are on Moodle 2 then in the text editor, click the link icon, then next the URL field click the icon on the right. It will take you to the file picker - upload and make a link to your pdf there.

 
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Picture of Myrrh Lynn
Re: How to add a PDF link on a wiki page
 

I have tried both suggestions with no success. The pdf appears in the Course files. i have tried with the eye open and closed. When I attempt to create the link within the wiki, the link word changes color while still in edit as though it has linked, but once I save and return to the mainpage. The link is no longer colored or clickable. When I mouse-over the target word, it changes color but is not clickable.

This is the address format that I use when I create & upload the file to the the Course Files and then use the Link button on the editor:

http://website.org/moodle/file.php/6/Nature_Scavenger_Hunt/Search_List.pdf

When I use the work around, this is what the code looks like within the wiki:

<a href="http://website.org/moodle/file.php/6/Nature_Scavenger_Hunt/Search_List.pdf">Nature Scavenger List</a>

This is the way I have had to list it in the HTML editor to make it work, BUT for some reason, over time, the link disappears!

"Please download the [Nature Scavenger List|http://website.org/moodle/file.php/6/Nature_Scavenger_Hunt/Search_List.pdf] to continue."

I visited a page I created last month with a pdf attachment that no one had visited in two weeks. The link was broken. The students could not edit page and I surely didn't.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 
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