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Forum topic by bubinga posted 03-31-2011 12:48 AM 1748 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2011 12:48 AM

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How do you insert a PDF File in a,Blog,Project,Forum
Anybody ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:09 AM

It seems like an odd way about it but convert it into a .jpg file and upload it as a picture to this site or on of the photo hosting sites.

I usually print the .pdf, scan it to a .jpg then upload it. There are probably more efficient ways but it works for me.

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 08:48 AM

E J: I would like to know the same thing.

Lew: With all due respect, most WW PDF Files contain Words, Plans & Pictures, Material Lists etc.

I have a few WW Projects that contain all of that information. For others use on here I’d like to be able to Download the PDF in it’s entirety so they could, if they wish to, build the Project.

I don’t think it can be done. However, the best way to find out is to ask Martin. I’ll send him a PM right now and direct him to this post and we’ll see what happens from there.

EDIT: I just sent the PM to Martin. So Hold Onto whatever it is you like to Hold Onto ...LOL… I’m sure he will enlighten us shortly.

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 07:37 AM

HUMMMM? Maybe Martin is away on Holidays or something. It’s been 24 Hours since I sent him the PM.

I forgot to mention that I also asked him to respond on here.

EDIT: I just checked “Jocks”...”On Line Now” and He’s shown as on line, but that might be a “Permanent” thing.

His last activity shown on his Home Page was 3 Days ago. He’s probably away “Fishing” YEA!!! or something.

ALSO: I have a LOT of PDF’s on my Computer, but I’ve never really learned how to use all the “Tools” they have. I tried a few times to “Snapshot” or whatever they call it, to move Pictures out of there and into my Computer as a .jpg or other format but it’s never worked.

There MUST be a way to do that???

EDIT #2: I just remembered. When you “Save” the PDF they give you a choice to “Save As” a PDF or a Text File. Wonder what that would do to the Pictures though? I’m gonna find a New PDF somewhere and try it! GEEZ!! I love messin” around like this. Sometimes you might even LEARN something.

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 07:51 AM

Thanks Rick
We will find out ,when we find out

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 08:19 AM

Hu? Find out what?? Oh Yeah.. the Uh uh Uh FTD Thing! No wait…. FPD…Crap….PDF Thing!!

PHEW!!! That was close!! Some days even my Lucky Underpants don’t help!!

You’re certaily Welcome E J.

Ron …Sorry..Rick

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 04:50 PM

Hi EJ, the easiest solution is to upload the PDF file to a site like and share it from there in your LJ post.

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 03:21 AM

Thanks Martin
I will look for free file sharing,sites

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 03:15 PM

I don’t mean to be contrary here Martin but wouldn’t it be easier for lumberjocks to share files (upload / download) on THIS web site? and usually have membership requirements with only a short “free” period.

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 06:31 PM

This forum software at LJ doesn’t appear to support file attachments.

To make a PDF readable in a post, get it as pictures and upload those.

To make a PDF downloadable from a post, host elsewhere and make a link
to the file location.

NOTE: Adobe reader has some serious vulnerabilities. The latest:

Foxit reader is less feature-rich, but safer to use, particularly when opening
PDFs in your browser.

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#10 posted 11-19-2011 03:20 AM

I found a way to convert pdf files to jpg files which I posted in this forum topic. And the best part of posting this information is that a number of people replied with different methods of doing the same.

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#11 posted 11-22-2011 03:25 PM

IrfanView can create a pdf and can even save it with a password that would allow you to edit that document at a later date. works good. I have never tried to open the pdf in irfanview so don’t know if it can or not. have to try sometime.

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#12 posted 11-22-2011 04:05 PM

Thee is a free program named Cute Writer. It converts your text to a pdf file. Then you open the file in Adobe and you copy and paste. Cute Writer shows up in your Printers folder. It really works and is very easy to use.

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