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Document icons in links

It's good practice to let visitors know that selecting a link results in something other than opening a web page. For example, when selecting a link to a Word document or PowerPoint presentation , you're prompted to open or save the file. A document icon indicates what the visitor can expect before they select the link.

  1. Browse to the page where you want to add a document icon.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit centre content or Edit right content as appropriate.
  3. Place your cursor where you want to insert the icon. It's good practice for accessibility to place the document icon within the link, as the icon provides information about the function of the link.
  4. In the toolbar, select the Insert a document icon button. Choose the appropriate icon from the drop-down list:

    Insert a document icon

  5. When you have finished editing your page, select Publish.
Tip: you can add icons to the files displayed on a tags filter page template by selecting Show icons next to results.


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