How to embed a PDF file in a Blogger post | Upload PDF file in Blogger

A PDF file, which stands for Portable Document Format, is a file format developed by Adobe Inc. in the early 1990s. It's a widely used and versatile file format that's designed to present documents consistently across different devices and software applications, regardless of the hardware or software they were created on. 

Here are some key characteristics and uses of PDF files:

1. Cross-Platform Compatibility: PDF files can be opened and viewed on various operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux), devices (computers, tablets, smartphones), and software applications without any loss of formatting.

2. Preservation of Document Formatting: PDFs preserve the layout, fonts, images, and other elements of a document exactly as intended by the author. This makes them ideal for sharing documents where the formatting is crucial.

3. Security Features: PDFs can be password-protected, encrypted, or have restrictions imposed (e.g., preventing printing or copying text) to enhance document security.

4. Interactivity: PDFs support interactive elements like hyperlinks, forms, multimedia (audio and video), and bookmarks, making them suitable for a wide range of document types, including e-books, forms, and presentations.

5. Compact File Size: PDFs can compress text and images, resulting in relatively small file sizes compared to other formats, making them efficient for online distribution and storage.

6. Print-Ready: Many professional printers accept PDF files as a standard format for high-quality printing because they ensure accurate reproduction of the document's layout and graphics.

7. Archiving: PDF/A is a specific version of the PDF format designed for long-term archiving of electronic documents, ensuring that the content will be preserved and accessible in the future.

8. Readability: PDFs can be viewed using various free PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, or browser-based PDF viewers.

9. Creation and Editing: You can create PDFs from various sources, including word processing software, image scanners, and web browsers. There are also software applications like Adobe Acrobat that allow you to edit PDFs, although the level of editing capabilities may vary.

PDF files are a versatile and widely used format for sharing and presenting documents in a consistent and secure manner, making them an integral part of digital communication and documentation.

Blogger does not offer direct file hosting or file upload for PDF files. However, you can still add a link to a PDF file in your Blogger post or use a third-party service to host your PDF file. Here's how you can do it:

Method 1: Add a Link to a PDF File:

1. Upload the PDF File: You'll need to host your PDF file on a third-party service or your own website. Many people use Google Drive for this purpose.

2. Get the Shareable Link: After uploading your PDF file to Google Drive (or another hosting service), make sure the file is set to "Anyone with the link can view." You can usually adjust this sharing setting within the hosting service.

3. Create a Link in Your Blog Post:

   - Go to your Blogger dashboard and create a new blog post or edit an existing one.

   - Highlight the text in your blog post where you want to add the link.

   - Click the "Insert Link" button in the post editor (it usually looks like a chain link icon).

   - Paste the shareable link to your PDF file in the URL field.

   - Click "OK" to create the link.

4. Save and Publish: After adding the link, save your blog post and publish it. Readers can now click the link to access and download the PDF file.

Method 2: Use a Third-Party PDF Hosting Service:

If you prefer to embed the PDF file directly in your blog post or display it within the post, you can use a third-party PDF viewer service. One such service is "Issuu." Here's how you can use it:

1. Upload the PDF to Issuu:

   - Go to the Issuu website ( and sign in or create an account if you don't have one.

   - Click on the "Upload" button and select your PDF file.

2. Customize the PDF Viewer (Optional):

   - After uploading, you can customize the viewer's appearance and settings on the Issuu platform.

3. Get the Embed Code:

   - Once your PDF is uploaded, click on the document to open it.

   - Click the "Share" button.

   - Copy the embed code provided.

4. Embed in Your Blogger Post:

   - Go to your Blogger post editor.

   - Switch to HTML or code view.

   - Paste the Issuu embed code where you want the PDF viewer to appear.

5. Save and Publish: Save your blog post and publish it. The embedded PDF viewer will display your PDF file.

Google, does not offer native support for directly embedding PDF files into blog posts. However, you can achieve this by using a workaround that involves hosting the PDF file on a third-party service and then embedding it in your blog post using an HTML iframe element. Here's how you can do it:

1. Upload Your PDF File:

   - First, you need to upload your PDF file to a file hosting service or a cloud storage platform. Google Drive is a commonly used option for this purpose.

2. Share the PDF File Publicly:

   - After uploading the PDF to your chosen platform, make sure it's shared publicly or set to "Anyone with the link can view." You can usually adjust the sharing settings within the platform.

3. Get the Embed Code:

   - Once the PDF is publicly accessible, you can get the embed code. In the case of Google Drive, you can do this by right-clicking on the PDF file, selecting "Get link," and then clicking on "Copy link."

4. Create or Edit a Blogger Post:

   - Go to your Blogger dashboard and create a new blog post or edit an existing one.

5. Insert the Embed Code:

   - In the blog post editor, switch to the HTML view or code view, which allows you to add HTML directly to your post.

   - Paste the following HTML code to embed the PDF file using an iframe: 

 <iframe src="" width="100%" height="500"></iframe>

   - Replace YourFileID with the actual file ID or shareable link of your PDF file from Google Drive.

6. Adjust the width and height attributes in the iframe code to control the size of the embedded PDF viewer. Make sure the width fits within your blog post's content area.

7. Preview and Publish:

   - Switch back to the visual editor or preview mode to ensure the PDF is embedded correctly within your blog post.

8. Publish Your Blog Post:

   - Once you're satisfied with the preview, you can publish your blog post. The embedded PDF will be visible to your readers.

The steps may vary slightly depending on the hosting service you use for your PDF file. Additionally, Blogger's features and capabilities may change with time, so it's a good idea to check Blogger's official documentation or support resources for any new features related to embedding PDFs if available.