Create a New File Asset

How To: Create a New File Asset

Common "file" asset types are: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .txt, .zip

  1. Select the asset folder (by single-clicking) where the new asset will reside.
    File assets are typically stored in the "docs" folder, as shown in the following example:

    How To Create a New Asset - Finder
  2. Click the "Create New Asset" icon Finder Toolbar Icon - New Asset in the Finder Toolbar.
    (Hovering over the icon displays the tool tip: "Click to create new asset".)
  3. The following New Asset dialog box should open:

    How To Create a New File Asset - Dialog
  4. Select File (use arrows to scroll) and click the NEXT button. The following screen appears in the Editor View area.

    How To Create a New File Asset - Dialog 2
  5. In the Link text: field, enter a title for the file.
  6. Under File:, click Browse…, locate and select the file. Click Open to upload the file to CM1.
    (IMPORTANT: Please use the University Naming Standard when naming web files and folders.)
  7. Click the SAVE button UI - Save Button.
    (It may take a few minutes to process. Avoiding clicking the SAVE button multiple times.)
  8. Contributors can click the SUBMIT button to submit the asset for approval.
    Editors should publish the asset immediately by selecting "Publishing > Publish" in the Editor View menu, unless the file should remain hidden from search engines until a later publish time.
    (IMPORTANT: The asset must be published before pages that contain links to the asset are published. Otherwise, links to the asset will not be active.)