post pdf view to site page

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how do i post a pdf file page to my page?
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Tom

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Ruth

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Hi Tom,

Your visitors will need the necessary plugin to access your pdf (usually Acrobat Reader)

1) Upload your PDF file to the file manager.
2) Drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page.
3) Paste the following tag into the HTML editor that opens:

<!-- <embed width="600" height="400" src="resources/test.pdf"> -->

4) replace test.pdf with the exact filename of your file.
NB: Leave out the < !-- and the -- >, I only add those to stop the code from being interpreted.
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Claudia

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When I followed your instructions, I got a lego-looking icon and text that said to double-click to install a widget that couldn't be found. What's going on?
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Hi Claudia - the instructions above are if you would like the PDF to embedded so that it displays as a page on your webpage. You will need the necessary plugin installed on your browser (usually Acrobat Reader) in order for it to display.

If you're ok with having the PDF as a file that people can click and download from your page, then the instructions below will help.
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Hi Tom

Here is how to upload a file so that people can view or download it from your site:

1) Drag and drop a file widget onto your page from the sidebar on the right (the icon for this looks like a computer disk)
2) Browse your desktop for a file to upload
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.

People will then be able to click on your link and download your MS Word file, PDF, Powerpoint presentation, spreadsheet or whatever file you elect to upload.
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Claudia

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Marije, I would like the PDF to be embedded so it displays as a page so how do I install Acrobat Reader on my browser? I am using Firefox 3.5.2. I have Reader on my hard drive.
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Claudia - could you post your page URL so that I can take a look and let you know what you need in order to view it?
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Claudia

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It's http://cbredingdesign.yolasite.com. Go to the resume page.
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I've asked for some advice and apparently the plugin requirement is browser related and something that visitors to your site would need to make sure they install. While it does not work for me, this is because my browser does not have the plugin. However it does work on something like Safari. I've tried Googling for an alternative and there doesn't seem to be an easy answer. How about something like Issuu or Google Document Viewer? Then it will be functional across all browsers and you won't need to make sure your visitors have the necessary plugin.

Personally, I really like Issuu.com: http://issuu.com/ - it looks good and they have a free service. Once you've uploaded your PDF, it will generate embed code (that you can customize) and then add it to your site using the HTML widget.