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How to I upload a document to a guide?

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2013  |  8005 Views
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You can do one of two things:

Using the Documents & Files Box Type

  1. Click Add New Box.
  2. Choose Documents & Files as the box type, give it a name, and click Create Box.
  3. When the box appears on your page, click Add a new File.
  4. Give the document a title and description (optional). Then click browse to find the file on your computer. Choose the file and click Open (or simply double click the file).
  5. Click Save Document.

Your file should now appear in your Documents & Files box.

Note: Files must be no larger than 5MB (10MB for LibGuides CMS) each. If your file is larger than 5MB, try breaking it into multiple files or upload it to a server at your library or a file sharing site.

Screen shot of Add a New Document/File screen.

Uploading to Your Server

After uploading the file to your server, add a link box to your page and link to your file:

  1. Click Add New Box.
  2. Choose either Simple Web Links or Links & Lists as the box type, give it a name, and click Create Box.
  3. When the box appears on your page, click Add a new Link.
  4. Give the link a title, add the URL, and add a description (optional).
  5. Click Create Link.

Note: Screen shot below is from Simple Web Links box.
Screen shot of Add New Link box from Simple Web Links box type.

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