Linking to Native Documents in Oracle UCM

A native document is a document created in a third party application such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe Acrobat.

Note: In some cases, it is desirable to link to a Word document and have the contents appear in the context of your Web site rather than presenting the user an option to open or save the document. Please see “Displaying Word Documents in the context of a Web site” for instructions on how to do so.

To link to a native document, first navigate to your contribution environment and log in. Click the Edit Region Content icon to open the web-based editor. Highlight the text that you would like to add a link to and select the Insert Hyperlink icon. Once the Link Wizard dialog opens, select “Link to a file” and click Next >.

Choose the “Existing file from server” button and click Next > to proceed.

Note: See the New Check-In documentation to learn about linking to a New Contributor Data File.

Once the content server results window opens, click the Select button next to the native document that you would like to link to. If you cannot see the content that you would like to link to on the first screen of results, click the green Next button until you find the file, or perform a search using the Quick Search in the top-right of the content server window.

To link directly to the native document, choose “Link to the Content Item’s URL” and click Next >.

In the next window, check the Open link in new window box and select _blank if you would like the link open in a new window.

Click Finish to apply the link. Click the Save (Update) icon to commit the changes to the content.