Author Topic: Adding pdf documents to posts  (Read 3077 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Adding pdf documents to posts
« on: July 06, 2012, 02:24:18 pm »
You can now add pdf documents to your posts so that they are embedded in the page.

To do this you need a web address (URL).  If the pdf is not online you will need to upload it to a server and then copy the link.

Then put the web link in your post and click on the pdf function in the menu above the page where you compose your post.  It looks like this.



It will produce the following code.

Code: [Select]
[pdf] put your link here [/pdf]
Simply put the link between those sets of brackets and save.

Job done.
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Re: Adding pdf documents to posts
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 08:51:38 am »
A reminder (above) about how to embed pdfs in your posts.
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Re: Adding pdf documents to posts
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 04:33:27 pm »
A reminder. You can embed pdfs (for which you have a link) in your posts. It's easy to do and better than offering a link - (which gets clicked less than an embed gets viewed).  Just put the link in your post, highlight it and click the pdf icon above the message field, save, and you are done. Easy.

:-)

David
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Re: Adding pdf documents to posts
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 08:09:29 am »
Hi all,

Since the last forum upgrade the pdf embedding tag is no longer working. We are waiting for a modification to the code. In the meantime, if you want to embed a pdf in a post you just need to convert it to a jpg and then attach it to your post using the 'Attachments and other options' link.

We'll let you know when a new pdf attachment modification is released.

David
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Re: Adding pdf documents to posts
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 07:16:14 am »
Fixed.

You can now embed any pdf that is online in your posts. Simple copy the url, paste it in your post, highlight it and then click on the pdf code button from the message composition toolbar. It looks like this.
The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Offline Editor

  • David Brewer
  • Administrator
  • Opinions on everything
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Thanked: 136 times
  • Gender: Male
    • Media Helping Media
  • Expertises:
  • Media consultant
  • Journalism trainer
  • Walking
  • Real ale
Re: Adding pdf documents to posts
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 10:49:17 am »
A reminder that you can embed pdfs to your posts rather than just offering links. There are two ways of doing this.

1: The document is already online

If the document is already online and you have the link to the document, you simply add the link to your post and then put the following code at the front of the link ...
Code: [Select]
[pdf] ... and the following code after the link ....
Code: [Select]
[/pdf]
There is a handy button that helps you do this if you highlight the link and click it. That button is above the message field and looks like this.



2: If the pdf is not already online

If you have a pdf you want to embed and it is not already online you need to do put it online and make it public before you can embed it. There is an easy and free way of doing this.

- Set up or go to your Google account (each account gets 15GB of space on Google Drive)
- Click on the more icon top right (the icon is made up of nine squares making one big square)
- Click on Google Drive
- Click the blue tab top left that reads 'NEW'
- Click on 'file upload'
- Locate the pdf on your computer
- Upload it
- Highlight the document
- Click on the button top right that has a + sign and a silhouette
- Click 'get shareable link'
- Click 'advanced'
- Under 'who has access' click 'change'
- Click the top option 'On - public on the web'
- Click save
- Click done
- Click the eye icon at the top right
- Click the three white dots top right (this is the 'more' button)
- Click 'open in new window'
- Click the three white dots again
- Click 'embed item'
- You will then see code for an iframe - copy that code
- Go to your forum post
- Put the code in your forum post
- Put the following code before the iframe
Code: [Select]
[html]- Put the following code after the iframe 
Code: [Select]
[/html]- Save, view, check and if all is okay, you have embedded your document and anyone can view it and download it.



The Brookmans Park Newsletter has been supporting the village and our local community since 1998 by providing free, interactive tools for all to use.
 

Tags: