Free Tools: Scribd solves the PDF problem

Use of Scribd on a post

Scribd embeds the PDF in a frame on your page

I am not the only person who hates to click on PDFs. Even if the link is coded to open the document in a new browser window, I hate waiting for the PDF to load. Even more annoying is sizing the document and plowing through the pages.

Enter Scribd, a free service that provides a way for you to embed PDFs directly into your web posts and pages. You can either upload the PDF yourself, or you can search through the library to see if someone already has.

Click here for a working example of how I embedded Firedoglake’s critique of the Obama health-care plan directly into our WordPress post.


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