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Download a File
Updated over a week ago

From instantly downloading a spreadsheet of monthly stats, to enabling visitors to download their employment contract; there’s a variety of options to choose from with the ‘Download a File’ module. They can improve visitor experience by enabling them to download and take away important information.

What type of files can be downloaded?

  • PDF file (.pdf)

  • JPEG image (.jpg, .pjpeg .jpeg)

  • PowerPoint file (.ppt, .pps, .ppa, .pptt, .ppsx)

  • Excel file (.xls, .xla, .xlsx)

  • Word document (.doc, .docx)

How to add a Download a File module

  • Navigate to a Document.

  • Select ‘Interactivity’ for the Version of the Document that you want to work on.

The Version will then open in Interactivity mode and the Interactivity palette can be found to the right of your page.

  • Select the ‘Download’ module type from the ‘Add Interactivity' palette.

  • Select your chosen file type from the available list.

  • Click and drag out the area to add to your page - this is the clickable area that the visitor will select to download the file.

  • Select the 'Upload' button to upload a new file.

💡 If a file has already been uploaded to your Resources Manager, it can be selected from the 'Select an existing' drop-down list. This is a good option if you have multiple files to upload.

  • Select 'Save' to save your changes.


The Settings palette will activate when any module on a page is selected. You can then apply settings, such as the clickable area size.

1. General


The 'Title' field is set by default, but it's important to update it to something unique that reflects the interactivity - for example, 'Download employee contract'. Descriptive names make it easier to identify the interactivity in your document, which is particularly helpful if you're using lots of the same module type.


A tooltip is a short piece of text which appears when a cursor is positioned over a module. It can be used to provide a brief description or explanation of the module - for example 'Download your contract'.


Specify if you would like the link to open the file in a new window or the current one (which is where they are viewing your document).

💡 Set the Target as 'New Window' to ensure visitors don't lose their place in the document.

2. Accessibility

Focus Outline Colour

If Accessibility has been enabled for your document, this option can be used to choose the colour of the Focus Outline Colour. Focus Outline Colour is the colour of the outline that displays around the piece of Interactivity being viewed when a visitor uses the Tab key to navigate around a document.

3. Clickable Area

Position X & Y

Adjust the position of the clickable area. 'X' sets the position of the left edge and 'Y' sets the top edge.

Width & Height

Adjust the width and height of the clickable area. The size is measured in pts.

Link to Panel

Link the module to a Panel in your document. Once linked, the module will move with the Panel if it is repositioned or resized.

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