Close menu Resources for... William & Mary
W&M menu close William & Mary

PDFs & Documents

There may be times when you have content that must be presented as a PDF or other file type — you may be providing access to a PowerPoint presentation, a printable form or an interactive spreadsheet for download. This should only be done when necessary and you are required to make the document accessible

Your informational content should be created as webpages and not uploaded as PDFs or other file types. Cascade webpages are more accessible for those using assistive technology and easier for your visitors to view across their devices — using PDFs or other files can create unnecessary barriers between your visitors and your content.

When necessary, Cascade can store and publish relatively small PDF, MS Word and MS Excel documents — we recommend you first convert any Word or Excel documents to PDF, when possible. If your file exceeds the size limit (9.7 MB) you can use the SmallPDF online tool to compress your file. Using that tool can also merge and split PDFs and convert PPT, JPG, Excel or Word documents to PDF.

Need to share a large file? Learn about your storage options for larger files.

Making Documents Accessible: Keep every web user in mind.

Creating an Empty Folder for Storage: This is about housekeeping and keeping organized.

Uploading Documents: From your computer to Cascade.

Replacing or Updating Existing Documents: Don't delete and add anew... just update.

Linking to a Document in a Page: Once uploaded, you'll need to provide a link to your document.