It's easy to have your blogs, emails, or web pages point to any stored File in your account. For every document that you create in your account, Keep&Share automatically generates a link for that document. At any time you can copy that link and post it anywhere that you choose. Follow the steps in the image below to copy the link for your document:
If you are looking to link to a PDF document that you have uploaded into Keep&Share, you have four options:
- Immediate download/view: if the File is a PDF it will immediately open in a new browser tab for viewing (if the user’s browser is configured for PDF viewing). All other files download immediately.
- Prompt for download: The user is prompted to confirm the file download/viewing.
- Short URL: a very short URL for use on Twitter and other situations where you want the shortest possible URL.
- Embed: code that you can paste into the HTML of a web page to “embed” your File right on the page.
Immediate Viewing of PDF Documents
If you are hosting PDF files and want your Visitors to view the PDF document immediately in their browser, do this:
- Copy the “Immediate download/view” link box. The URL will have a “?da=y” parameter.
- Give this URL to your users.
- You can test the link by pasting it into a browser yourself. Test it in a browser where you are not logged into your Keep&Share account so you can make sure the sharing is correctly set.
If the Visitor’s browser has support for viewing PDF files, the link will open the PDF file right in their browser.
Troubleshoot Immediate PDF Viewing
If you want others to see your PDFs without having to log into a Keep&Share account you'll need to make sure that your PDFs are shared publicly.
If the immediate view link does not open a PDF file, it is likely the reason is the browser being used is not configured for viewing PDF files immediately. Most browsers require a PDF viewing “plugin.” We recommend testing in Google Chrome because it builds in terrific PDF viewing capability. There is no plugin required. In our experience, Chrome always displays the “immediate” link in the browser. For other browsers, make sure you have an up-to-date PDF viewing plugin, and make sure it is configured so it will display PDF files in the browser.
To learn more about creating links to your Documents and Folders, please visit the Keep&Share Development site.