Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

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Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby rat_a_tat_tat » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:34 pm

I know this will probably have been covered in another topic but........(please link if so).

I am using Joomla! 3.2.3 and I have uploaded a PDF document (to Media Manager)and I want to link it to some text within an Article.....'Please take a look at our latest brochure (e.g.).......

I can't find where the link url is located in the Media Manager to link in the article when I highlight the text?

And I click on the Images & Links tab and try it through there but when I click through to my pdf folder (created in Media Manager for all my pdf files) it says 'No image found'....but it's definitely there?

Help would be much appreciated.


Thank you in advance.

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby rat_a_tat_tat » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:07 pm

I have just watched a video on how to insert PDFs etc and when the guy clicks on the link icon it gives options to choose the file etc.....I don't get that......I just get a screen which says;

URL
Text to Display
Rel
Target

???

No other options?

Do I need to configure something to get to this option pane?

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby rat_a_tat_tat » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:22 pm

Sorted it!

A bit clunky though....I uploaded it again and copied the end of the link, then filled in the rest myself.

:D

Any recommendations on an easier or better way?

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby linda_neale » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:04 pm

Install the JCE editor and use it instead of the default TinyMce editor. it makes setting up internal links to other pages or to pdfs much easier.
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... editors/88

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby rat_a_tat_tat » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:12 pm

Thank you!

I will subscribe.....looks just what I need. 8)

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby linda_neale » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:28 pm

You're welcome.
JCE is free although there are some paid add-ons.

See this for some videos on using JCE. http://www.ljnconsulting.co.uk/resources
Hope it helps.

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Re: Linking to PDF from Media Manager to Article Manager

Postby tamara489 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:59 pm

I was going to try to follow the instruction but when I opened the link and looked at the box for the URL I realized there was a browse button to the right of that box, which I clicked and navigated to the pdf and voila! :)


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