When Linking to a document, you have the choice of linking to the media item or the file. Linking to the media item means you are linking to a separate page that holds the document. Linking to the file means you are linking directly to the document, circumventing a separate page altogether.
For user experience, we recommend linking directly to the file in most cases.
Compare Linking to Media vs. File
Here's a simple break down to highlight the differences between linking to the media item versus linking to the file:
|Linking to Media||Linking to File|
|Number of clicks to document: 2||Number of clicks to document: 1|
|Document is replaceable?: Yes||Document is replaceable: No|
|Link to Document Using Linkit?: Yes||Link to Document Using Linkit?: Yes|
Should I Link to the Media or File?
Link to the FILE if...
Link to the MEDIA if...