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Can I post pdf files?

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Maybe I'm missing the obvious, but how do you post .pdf files?
For photo's I use dropbox and "share"

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Tony, I think it may be possible. It looks like there is an administration setting (above my pay grade) that needs to be changed, so I'll ask and report back.

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I was sure that there used to be a facility for attachments (pdf file or what ever) and indeed if you go to your User Control Panel there is an option to "Manage Attachments".
However I can't see how you can do this in the current version so it is, as Richard suggests, probably an Admin setting.
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Let me ask a slightly different question.
How can I scan an article and post it in this section? Looks like a number of people are able to do so.

Only way I can see at the moment is to photograph the article, then post the photo, but most of the articles posted do not look like photo's

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Tony

I'm guessing that your scanner software produces .pdf files? If so, two options spring to mind.
- Either: Configure the scanner software to output to .jpg files, then use your dropbox and share approach.
- Or: Scan to a .pdf file, then use a pdf viewer that allows copy/paste functions (eg "snapshot" in foxit reader/viewer) to copy the page into a .jpg. Save this file and then use your dropbox & share technique.

Hope that helps.....

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Post by Sirclip »

Hi Tony,
Do you want the PDF file to be displayed directly in your post, or do you want the person reading the post to be able to click on a link to the PDF and view it in their browser? (there are 2 ways)

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tezzan wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 00:01
Tony

I'm guessing that your scanner software produces .pdf files? If so, two options spring to mind.
- Either: Configure the scanner software to output to .jpg files, then use your dropbox and share approach.
- Or: Scan to a .pdf file, then use a pdf viewer that allows copy/paste functions (eg "snapshot" in foxit reader/viewer) to copy the page into a .jpg. Save this file and then use your dropbox & share technique.

Hope that helps.....
Yes Tony, people scan documents ands save them as images as tezzan says. There is currently no way to display a pdf. In technical terms, a photo is merely an image with very high resolution so you don't need to scan as a photo! Choose something like 300dpi resolution when you scan - that will be plenty good enough.

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