Can I insert a pdf document?

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How can I insert a pdf document?
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Wesbroom

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Wesbroom

Adding a PDF document is really easy!:

1) Drag and drop a file widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page.
2) Browse for your PDF file and upload it.
3) When you click "ok" a link to your file will automatically be created.
To test that it is working, save and preview your page. You should be able to click on the link to view or download the file.

See screenshot below for an example.

Best wishes
Monique
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Wesbroom

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Thanks, Monique, but what I wanted to be able to do was insert the document itself rather than a link to it.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Ok, here is something else you can try. Your visitors will need the necessary plugin, however.

1) Upload your PDF file to the file managed
2) Drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page
3) Delete the default text in the HTML editor dialog.
4) Paste the following tag:
<!-- <embed width="600" height="400" src="resources/test.pdf"> -->
5) replace test.pdf with the exact filename of your file.
NB: Leave out the < !-- and the -- >, I only add those to stop Get Satisfaction from trying to interpret the code.

Below is a screenshot of the code as it should appear in the HTML editor.

I hope this works for you!
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ChilledPip

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Oh goodness, Monique, I hope you're still out there. I've done all of this...

1) Drag and drop a file widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page.
2) Browse for your PDF file and upload it.
3) When you click "ok" a link to your file will automatically be created.
To test that it is working, save and preview your page. You should be able to click on the link to view or download the file.

... but cannot view or download the file. Any help?
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Right clicking the link should prompt you to view or download the file. Please reply with your website address if you are still struggling with this.
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Man-in-shed

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Hi,i have stored a pdf file at googledocs and linked to it from my yola site,it seems however that i am unable to read the document unless i am logged in to my gmail/googledocs account,it is difficult to use the widget approach as it is for my blog page,and this makes it hard to place the widget with the relevant post,any suggestions as to how i might link my docs/mp3 files etc to my site would be a big help,thanks in advance for any ideas,man-in-shed

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Blogs and pdf files.
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Hello Man-in-shed

The reason why you cannot view the document without being logged into your Google account may be the settings of your document. To enable everyone to view it, you must make sure that your document on Google is set up as "public" or something similar you will find in your document settings. You can check this out on your Google account and there are help pages to support you finding and editing the settings.

You are right that it may be a bit difficult to put a File Widget for your PDF into/next to your blog. What I suggest is that you use text links in your blog to link to the PDF documents, and the Link Editor will give you the option to link to a PDF document that you have uploaded to your Yola File Manager.
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Man-in-shed

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Hi Stefan,yes much easier to upload docs to file manager and link to docs that way,Doh!Thanks,Man-in-shed