Uploading a Word document in cascade

Cascade will allow you to upload Word doucments, PowerPoint presentations and other proprietary formats, but it is not recommended. Site visitors may not have the software needed to open these files. It is safer to convert the file to a web-friendly document because it is less likely that individuals will change the information.

Preferred solution:

Use the content from the Word file to create an HTML page in Cascade. Viewers will be able to access the content quicker and it will be beneficial for search engines.

Alternate solution:

Convert the file to a PDF. Most computers have a PDF reader installed and site visitors can download readers for free. Your content will also be searchable as most major search engines can index the content within a PDF – as long as the content is maintained as text (not as an image) within the PDF.