29 August 2008

Embed Documents in your Blog with Scribd

In one of the previous publications Embed Documents in your Blog with DocsToc I have presented the opportunity to embed the entire documents in your blog posts for easy viewing. Now, I had an opportunity to test it myself, but, for some reason, my Blogger editor crashed and refused to accept the code. It is possible that the problem is just temporary, but as all of you “I need it now!” So, I went back on the market searching for the good alternative. And, there it is - I found a good one! It is Scribd!

Scribd is allowing to anyone for free to upload any documents on their website, to view them later with online viewer iPaper, and to share with community members and with anybody you like. Built with Adobe Flash, iPaper will display documents in the same way regardless of whether you’re using Windows, MacOS, or Linux. Your readers no longer have to download files or extra software to view your documents.

You can convert just about any major document format into iPaper, including Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, OpenOffice documents, and PostScript files. Supported formats include:

  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Adobe PostScript (.ps)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, xlsx)
  • OpenOffice Text Document (.odt, .sxw)
  • OpenOffice Presentation Document (.odp, .sxi)
  • OpenOffice Spreadsheet (.ods, .sxc)
  • All OpenDocument formats
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Rich text format (.rtf)

Once you’ve uploaded your documents and converted them to iPaper, you can publish them to Scribd - the world’s largest library of user-generated documents. Scribd documents are indexed by major search engines, so you can broaden your audience and share your creative works with the world.

Scribd’s iPaper document viewer is embeddable in any website or blog. Get your HTML code, embed it in your post, and… see how it looks like:

Read this document on Scribd: Inside Your Computer


  1. Thanks for your submission to the eighteenth edition of the Blog Carnival: Blogging. Your post has been accepted and its live: http://thatsblog.com/?p=122


  2. I can't seem to get it to work on my livejournal :(



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