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Site URL: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206232858#toc-link-to-files

Hi everyone

I've been struggling with making an added button open a pdf file in a new window and it just won't work. I've tried several times with different pdf files too. I've checked that the pdf file is under 20MB so that shouldn't be a prob. I still haven't published the website I'm still working in the domain Squarespace has given me but I have bought my own domain, just haven't put it use yet. The weird thing is that a link attached to a photo does open in a new window but not the pdf file...

So if anyone has any idea of what might be the problem please let me know! It would so much appreciated! 



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I have the same issue unresolved ... this should be an easy thing to do!  I do not want to have to use ISSUU just to allow a web visitor to view and print a PDF file ... that is riduculous ... and it's something that squarespace USED to allow ... I had many of these in prior squarespace sites ... please advise!

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I found this and it worked: https://www.samchowdesigns.com/blog/how-to-embed-pdf-on-squarespace-tutorial

If the PDF doesn’t contain information that’s super relevant to most of your audience, don’t take up precious screen space by embedding it. Instead, include a text link that users can click on to go to the PDF on a separate page. For example: “Click here for our full tasting menu.” Linking to the PDF is also a good option if people need to download the PDF. For example, you might link to a PDF of an application form that needs to be filled out and sent by mail.

Linking to a PDF on Squarespace is super easy. All you have to do is:

  1. Add a text block

  2. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link

  3. Choose the link icon

  4. A small pop-up will open. Click on the gear icon

  5. Click “File” to upload new file or choose an existing file

  6. Save!

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