Downloading PDF Files from your website
The it'seeze customer support website provides a wealth of information and "how to" videos to help you maintain your website and utilize the features available to you. Sometimes a task will require combining two or three different website editing activities to achieve the goal, downloading a pdf (or "portable document format" document) is one such case and will be covered in this article. The it'seeze customer support website can be accessed by clicking the logo below: 

Steps: 

Either you wish to display the front cover of the pdf on the website and have the website visitor download a copy of the pdf when the image is clicked 
Convert PDF to image file (jpg) 
Upload pdf file to website  
Link image file to the uploaded pdf file 
or you wish link the pdf document to an existing image, text or button on the website and have the website visitor download a copy of the pdf when the any of the above is clicked 
Upload pdf file to website  
Link the existing image, text or button on the website to the uploaded pdf file 

What image files can be displayed on a website 

Websites display images, these can either be in jpg (or jpeg) or png format, png uses "lossless compression" whereas jpg and jpeg uses "lossy compression" the primary differences being: 
Image quality - png is better however this is rarely an issue when used on a website (see comparison below - clicking an image will expand it to full size as it has been added to the page lightbox) 
Image file size - png files are larger than jpg files for the same resolution or number of pixels. This can affect website page load speed if there are a large number of images on a web page and they are a large format 
Image background - jpg files have a fixed background colour, whereas png files can be transparent allowing them to be placed "over" a background image or colour (click any image below to enlarge). 

Png File Format 600 x 540 

website image in png format 600 x 540 pixels
File Format 
png 
Image size 
600 x 540 pixels 
File Size 
331KB 
Background 
Transparent 

Jpg File Format 600 x 540 

website image in jpg format 600 x 540 pixels
File Format 
jpg 
Image size 
600 x 540 pixels 
File Size 
166KB 
Background 
White 

Png File Format 1200 x 1080 

website image in png format 1200 x 1080 pixels
File Format 
png 
Image size 
1200 x 1080 pixels 
File Size 
958KB 
Background 
Transparent 

Jpg File Format 1200 x 1080 

website image in jpg format 1200 x 1080 pixels
File Format 
jpg 
Image size 
1200 x 1080 pixels 
File Size 
374KB 
Background 
White 

How do I display a pdf file? 

PDF files are not graphic files, and can therefore not be uploaded to a website for display as an image directly, they need to be converted from within a pdf editing suite. There are many software applications available from the likes of Adobe Acrobat or NitroPDF which allow you to edit and export pdf document as an image file, however unless you need the full power of the premium versions there are limited use free pdf to jpg file converters available (click the appropriate logo below to access their website). 

Premium PDF Editor 

Adobe pdf editing suite for pdf to jpg conversion

Premium PDF Editor 

Nitro pdf editing suite for pdf to jpg conversion

Free PDF to JPG converter 

Adobe pdf to jpg free converter for website images

Free PDF to JPG converter 

Smallpdf pdf to jpg free converter for website images
Once you have converted your PDF to an image file, one of the images can be used in the usual way and then linked to the pdf which you upload  

Uploading the pdf file 

In website edit mode, click on the file icon on the bottom menu bar highlighted below: 
This will then bring up the file manager for your website and will display the folders and files that you have previously uploaded. If you are uploading a lot of files, you may wish to create a folder structure in much the same way as file manager in windows, by clicking the "Create folder" icon (1). 
 
When you are in the correct folder clicking the "Upload files" button (2) will take you to your devices file explorer to select the appropriate file for upload. 
Itseeze website file manager
Once uploaded it will be displayed in the files pop up window. 

Linking to your pdf for download 

Linking an image 

Insert an image in the required location on your website (1) and (2) below: 
Inserting image into an Itseeze website
click on the image and select the link icon in the top menu bar (1) below: 
Selecting pdf file to link an image to on an Itseeze website
The link pop up window will open, click "open in a new window" (2) above 
select the "Files" tab (3) above 
select the correct file (4) above 
click the "Add link" button (5) above 
... and save. Your file will now be linked to the picture and will open in a new tab when the image is clicked 
File linked to image 
It'seeze website key information

Linking a button 

Insert the button in the required location on your website (1) and (2) below: 
Inserting a button into an Itseeze website
click on the button (1) below: 
Selecting pdf file to link a button to on an Itseeze website
edit the button label (2) and link (3),  
click the "open in a new window or tab" tick box (4), above 
select the "Files" tab (3) above 
select the correct file (4) above 
click the "Add link" button (5) above 
... and save. Your file will now be linked to the button and will open in a new tab when the image is clicked 
File linked to button 

Linking text 

Highlight the appropriate text (1) in the required location on your website and click the linking icon (2) below:  
Linking text on an Itseeze website
The link pop up window will then open 
Selecting pdf file to link text to on an Itseeze website
click the "open in a new window or tab" tick box (1), above 
select the "Files" tab (2) above 
select the correct file (3) above 
click the "Add link" button (4) above 
... and save. Your file will now be linked to the text and will open in a new tab when the text is clicked 
 
File linked to text 
This is some random text that includes the instruction to download the pdf file by clicking on THIS TEXT 
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