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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:34 PM

Is there a way to post a PDF to a thread? I have something i'd like to post that is too long

to just copy and paste.
thanks!

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Reply Is there a way to post a PDF to a thread? I have something i'd like to post that is too long (Original post)
Amaryllis Mar 2017 OP
Rollo Mar 2017 #1
Cirque du So-What Mar 2017 #2
Leghorn21 Mar 2017 #3
Vilis Veritas Mar 2017 #4
mike_c Mar 2017 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Mar 2017 #6

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:42 PM

1. You didn't hear this from me, but...

While I've never tried to post a PDF, I have posted JPG files no problem If you could turn the PDF into a JPG (or sereies of them), then I don't see why technically you couldn't post it. But of course you'd have to link to some internet location where you store the file. And I don't know about copyright issues.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:48 PM

2. Short answer - no

I would do this, but I'm an old-timer, and it's only applicable to a Windows platform:

Take a screenshot (shift-print screen) when the .pdf is on your screen.

Paste the screenshot into MS Paint.

Save as a .jpg file.

Upload to a hosting service, i.e. Photobucket.

Copy the direct link and paste into your post.

I'm sure some young whippersnapper will be along shortly to put me in my place.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:48 PM

3. Testing!

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016348/1857-03-28/ed-1/seq-3.pdf

(this is just a copy of an old newspaper)

Edit: Well, I just went to the link thing at the top of page and copied/pasted, as I do with any link - seems to work just fine?

That's as high-tech as I get, eh? Anyway, best wishes posting!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:34 PM

4. Google Drive and a shared link?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:39 PM

5. you cannot post files on DU at all....

You post links to files, so your PDF must reside on a web server somewhere first. Then just copy the link to it, and paste that into your DU post.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:28 AM

6. How could something be too long to copy?

I've copied text on the order of a megabyte.
Open the pdf.
Press ctrl-A. (This selects all of the file contents.)
Press ctrl-C. (This copies all of the file contents.)
On DU open a new post and paste it in. Use ctrl-V or right-click and paste.

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