Administration Site Help Documentation Create Messages or Notifications to appear on a Users Home Page. This can be set individually, for a Group or for a RoleUsing the "System Messages" on the Administration Site to embed a PDF on the Home Page of a system. This is NOT supported

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

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

Type in http://pdfobject.com/generator.php to access the code generator

Choose "Standard markup (no JavaScript)" for the Type of code to generate

Choose "Standard markup (no JavaScript)" for the Type of code to generate

 

Double check the name of the Resource or the URL link

 

Then paste in the URL of the PDF file that you want to reference and Click Generate Code.

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)

e.g. https://my.smartabase.com/fusionallstars/getresource?name=Performance%20Enhancement

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

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#'

type='application/pdf'

width='100%'

height='300px'>

<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>

</object>

In the Administration Site create a new System Message by clicking the "Create new system message" on the System Messages Module

In the Administration Site create a new System Message by clicking the &quot;Create new system message&quot; on the System Messages Module

 

Name the Message according to the type of PDF you want to embed in it. For this example we are linking to a My Resources Document. Other options include uploading game schedule pdf's

Name the Message according to the type of PDF you want to embed in it. For this example we are linking to a My Resources Document. Other options include uploading game schedule pdf's

 

Paste in the Embed Code into the "Body" text area. The example here is for a Resource from the My Resources section

Paste in the Embed Code into the &quot;Body&quot; text area. The example here is for a Resource from the My Resources section

The embed code will look something like this:

<object data='PDF Location#'

type='application/pdf'

width='100%'

height='300px'>

<p>It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files.

No worries, just <a href='PDF Location'>click here to download the PDF file.</a></p>

</object>

Do not click Auto open because it may be a large file and you do not want it to take up all of the space on the Home Page automatically

Do not click Auto open because it may be a large file and you do not want it to take up all of the space on the Home Page automatically

 

Save the Message and enable it for the Roles/Groups/Users that you require

Save the Message and enable it for the Roles/Groups/Users that you require

 

If you have set this up correct, the PDF will appear on the Home Page on some browsers in the Messages Section

If you have set this up correct, the PDF will appear on the Home Page on some browsers in the Messages Section

 

Some internet browsers may not be set up to display PDF files so the pdf will not display. Instead just click on the link and the pdf will download.

Some internet browsers may not be set up to display PDF files so the pdf will not display. Instead just click on the link and the pdf will download.

The image here shows that this internet browser is not set up to display PDF files. A link to the file will be displayed instead that will download the resource.

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