Using the "System Messages" on the Administration Site to embed a PDF on the Home Page of a system. This is NOT supported
CRITICAL NOTE: This is not part of the supported Smartabase or Profiler software system.
It is NOT guaranteed to work on all browsers, or when new versions of the internet browser that you use is released. It may not work on systems where the pdf view has been disabled. We do not support or develop upgrades for this feature.
USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.
The system messages are not just being used to display messages. Some users are now setting up messages and embedding a PDF document so that it shows on the Home Page (as shown here)
To perform this you need to create a link for the pdf (from a URL, or from your site's My Resources Module). You can use the Embed Code Generator for this
Then paste in the URL of the PDF file that you want to reference and Click Generate Code.
You can add in a link to a pdf from the My resources section of your website. To do this you need to type in...
https://my.site.com/sitename/getresource?name=My Resource name (exact case and spelling required of the Resource name and you must include a %20 instead of a space)
This means you could update a Resource as/when required and it will update on the Home Page.
Access a web based PDF
Or, if you have access to a pdf on the internet you can type in the url link and it will generate the code to access this.
N.B. when you type in the name of a Resource and there is a space between words this must be replaced by %20. For example https://my.smartabase.com/fusionallstars/getresource?name=Performance%20Enhancement
Any spaces between words in the resource name MUST be replaced by %20
Copy the Code Generated
The Code will look this this: Please change the height from 100% to 200px or 300px or the pdf will not display!
<object data='https://my.smartabase.com/fusionallstars/getresource?name=Performance Enhancement#'
<p>It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files.
No worries, just <a href='https://my.smartabase.com/fusionallstars/getresource?name=Performance Enhancement'>click here to download the PDF file.</a></p>