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Document Management

This topic explains how to upload a document and link it to a topic on WikiLDB.

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  1. Click here to open up a new screen in the "WikiLDB" space.
  2. On the screen you just opened up, use the "jump" or "search" box to find the topic to which you wish to attch your document. If you cannot find an approrpriate topic, start a new one.
  3. Hit the "end" key on your keyboard and, at the bottom of the topic, find the blue strip containing editing options (beginning with "Discuss")
  4. Select "Attach"
  5. Click "Choose File" and browse your computer to find and then select the document you wish to upload.
  6. In the "comment" section add a brief description of your file (such as "Student Loan Discharge Outline").
  7. Check the "Create a link to the attached file" box and the "Do not show attachment in table" box.
  8. Click the blue "Upload File" box
  9. Your document will now show as the last entry on the page before any footnotes.
  10. Proceed to add a link to your document in the host topic as described below.

Linking in the host topic

  1. Decide where you want to place the link to your uploaded in the topic and how you want to describe it. If you authored the document, consider making your name linkable to your Wiki LDB user page. For example: Sandy Box, Things To Remember About Editing (2011). More about this later.
  2. Click on the edit box at the top (or on the word "edit" in the blue strip at the bottom) of the article.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the article and find the link to your uploaded document. Copy the link.
  4. Scroll back into the article to find the place you want to show a link to your document.
  5. Paste the link in the desired location within the topic.
  6. Edit the link to achieve your desired description. This is how readers will find your attachment, so try to make your description as informative as possible.
  7. If you authored the document and want to add a link to your Wiki LDB user page use the following text (replacing "SandyBox" with your Wiki LDB user name and "Sandy Box" with your name as you wish to show it):
    [[users.SandyBox][Sandy Box]]
  8. Click the blue "Save" button.
  9. Test the link to be sure it works.
  10. Click on the edit box at the top (or on the word "edit" in the blue strip at the bottom) of the article.
  11. Sroll to the bottom of the article and find the link to your uploaded document.
  12. Delete that link.

Linking To Other Topics

  1. Go to the original host topic.
  2. Open your uploaded document on a separate screen by going to the link point, holding down the "Ctrl" key and clicking on the link.
  3. Return to the host topic, hit the "edit" button, and copy the text for the link to the uploaded document.
  4. Click the red "Cancel" box to close the edit window and go to the new topic in which you want to place your link.
  5. Open the edit window at the new topic and paste the link text in the appropriate place.
  6. Replace the
    text with "/" followed by the WikiLDB name of the original host topic. For example,
    attached to Wiki LDB.Wis Stats 806 19 becomes
    in a new topic.
  7. Click the blue "Save" button.
  8. Test the new link to be sure it works.

See also

Topic revision: r4 - 14 Aug 2012, WikildBStaff5
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