In Tridion we have not found a way to generate a URL for a document (i.e. Word or PDF) unless it's published to a live page. We'd like to generate a live URL for a document without it being published to a page. Is this possible?
We need this for email newsletters when we send reports or downloads out, or to share a report with the media in advance of it going live to the public.
As an alternative, we could create a FTP site (and a virtual directory within the website) for content editors to manually upload documents to, but this would not be the preferred solution, as we'd like to manage all content within the CME.