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4 More: How to Post a PDF on Facebook

by Wendy Chamberlain on December 21, 2011

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Adding a PDF document to your Facebook business page is a great way to include your existing marketing collateral on your page.

It’s already formated how you’d like it so you know it will display properly when you load it up online.

We’ve previously shared with you how to add a pdf to your Facebook page using Scribd here.  Unfortunately Involver now charge quite a lot to use their service, but I’ve done some research and put together a number of ways to upload a PDF to Facebook here.

Apart from Scribd, there are various other methods that you can use to upload or share your PDFs to a Facebook business page.

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Firstly, there’s SlideShare which requires linking your SlideShare and Facebook accounts.

Another way that you can share your PDFs on a Facebook page is by hosting them on your own server.

Faceboook marketing expert Mari Smith recommends the Amazon S3 hosting service.

Adding PDFs using Amazon S3

Specifically, you can use the eZs3 media service to host your video, audio and PDF files.

To use the service, you need to have your own Amazon S3 account first.

The S3 refers to Simple Storage Service that allows users to store large files online.

It is free to join the site and you only pay according to your hosting and bandwidth requirements. In short, you pay only for what you use.

Once you have created your account on Amazon, you can then upload your PDF documents there.

To share the files on Facebook, all you have to do is to get the link to a particular PDF file with the .pdf extension and post it on the wall of your business page.

Adding PDF via an iFrame Tab

You also have the option to put the link on an iFrame tab together with some information.

In this way, you have a separate page for the PDF files you’d like to share on Facebook.

To do this, you need to add the static iFrame app first to your page.

Then look for it in your list of apps and include the link to your PDF document.

Converting PDFs to image files for upload to your Facebook Page

Converting your PDF files into JPEG, PNG and BMP formats which Facebook support is also another way.

There are many sites that offer free conversion of PDFs to any file format. Here, Google is your friend. 🙂

It’s easy to convert PDF files to image files as you only have to visit the site, choose the file from your computer and hit the submit button and you’re done.

A link to your file will then be provided. To save the image, right click on it and choose save image as.

Once you have the images ready, you can upload them into a photo album on your Facebook page and label it properly to let your fans know that they’re PDF documents.

Now that you know some other ways to share your PDFs, it’s up to you what method to choose.  If you’d like even more ways, shown to you step by step, you can check out a special report that I’ve put together for you here.

Other Ways to Post a PDF to Facebook

If you’re ready to “cut to the chase” and grab a comprehensive guide that steps you through at least a dozen ways to post your PDF on Facebook, you can find out more information here.

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Do you have a favourite way to share your PDFs on your Facebook Business page?  Share with us here by leaving a comment below.


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Nancy March 3, 2012 at 4:35 am

Hi
I’ve recently created a FB page and now want to post some pdf documents there. I downloaded the iframe app to do this, and now have a separate tab on my FB page – but it won’t accept pdf documents, seems only to accept jpeg or other image formats. do you have any advice or info?

Wendy Chamberlain March 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hi Nancy,

I’m assuming yFacebook does not support the file type of PDF, which is why I suspect you cannot load it onto your newly added tab on your Fan page. You’ll have to utilise one of the other methods to add a PDF.

Wendy

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Nice post!. I learn a lot of information from this post. Thank for the effort you took upon this post so thoroughly . I look forward to your future post.

Wendy Chamberlain March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks so much.

robin (chaia stein) March 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Dear Wendy – I’m such a novice at this that I don’t even understand the lingo. The pdf file I want to put onto my facebook page does not have a link – it is the 9 page introduction to my new book that is presently a neat little package on my desktop. The ways of doing this I looked at told me about a link – so what do I do if it’s simply what I’ve written myself please, with no link?

Warm wishes,
Robin (writing name but also the most common because nobody can pronounce my real name).

Wendy Chamberlain March 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Hi Robin,

Absolutely fine to not quite get the lingo. There’s a lot of it 🙂

If you already have a PDF file, then that is what you can load onto your Facebook page.

When people refer to a link, it’s where you have stored your PDF file outside of Facebook, such as on your website. So in order to access the PDF file, which is stored outside of Facebook, you do that via clicking on a link (inside of Facebook). The link will be pointing towards where ever the file is actually stored, so that it will load when the link is clicked.

Does that make sense?

I’ve written a fully comprehensive eBook that covers many ways to load a PDF onto Facebook that may be useful for you. You can find out more about that here.

Wendy

Marie Chandler May 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

I have a number of clients who use a Facebook page, but don’t have a website and are therefore asking how to share things on their FB. I use Dropbox as my tool of preference here. It is a free program for file sharing and online backup and any file saved in there, even if not in a shared or public folder, has it’s own URL. Right click on the file > Dropbox > Get link. It will open the Dropbox page and your URL is in the address bar to use on your FB page. You can store a large amount of data for free, and by following steps such as sharing the application, you can earn more free space, so this can be a very handy tool to use for many purposes. ;p

Wendy Chamberlain May 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hi Marie,

Thanks for sharing. There are certainly many different ways to use Facebook effectively.

Wendy

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