Embed your docs anywhere you want SAMEER HALAI | September 6th, 2011
We are excited to announce a brand new Docs feature – embedded docs. You can now take any public document of any file type and embed it into any webpage or blog anywhere on the internet. Read on for how it works.
Step 1: View the public document
Find the document you want to embed. This can be any document as long as it is public and doesn’t necessarily have to be a document you own. For this example I am going to use my document about my barefoot hike along the Inca Trail in Peru. I first view the document by going to its URL http://docs.com/CIJ1
Step 2: Click the Embed doc link
At the bottom of the document is an “Embed doc” link. This shows up on any public document on Docs.com. Clicking on that opens up the embed wizard.
Step 3: Select embed settings
If you want to set specific height and width for the embedded document, you can set it here. By default the embed code will have it scale to fit the page.
Step 4: Paste the embed code into your webpage or blog
Now just copy the embed code and paste it into your webpage or blog. In this case, I decided to paste it into my wordpress blog.
Step 5: You are done!
That’s it. When the webpage or blog post is viewed in any browser, it will also show the document embedded in it. It’s as simple as that. You can see my embedded doc on my blog. The embedded documents can be viewed even on mobile devices with rich browsers. Below is what it looks like on the PC and on an iPhone.
This powerful feature makes it super easy to embed rich documents into any context anywhere on the web. Try it out and let us know what you think. We look forward to your feedback which you can provide on our support page.