With the advent of Google Docs, it has become easy to share your docs around the world and make changes in real-time. Now, you can publish your documents across the world. With Google docs, you can make your spreadsheets, text documents, forms, and power point presentations public through your Joomla CMS based website.
Yea!!! You can really publish your docs through your website and now it is very simple.
You just need to follow below given steps.
Make Your Google Doc Public
You need to make your Google Doc public before publishing it through your website, because a private doc will only be visible to you. So, you should make it public at first.
Embed Doc URL in Your Joomla Site Using IFrame
In your process of creating a Google Doc- be it spreadsheet, be it presentation, be it a sketch or be it written text, you will get a URL of your doc. With the help of this URL, your doc will be available to view, until you make it private. Now, you need to paste this link on your Joomla website for your visitors. You can make use of IFrame for embedding this link on your website.
While embedding your link through iFrame, you can define the width and length of your link button. This link will bring your visitors to your publicly published google docs.
Embed Google Docs Viewer
Google Docs Viewer is a plugin and second source of embedding Google Docs in your website. With the help of plugin, (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web/social-display/documents-cloud-based/5404 ) you can embed more than one Google Doc in your Joomla based website. In this way, you just need to add the URL of document. You can also define the size of the document, border width and link to the full size document. Some of the supported formats are .doc, .ppt, .xls, .tif, and .pdf.
After installing the plugin, you need to navigate to article edit form on your Joomla web site and type the below mentioned codes.
In short, you need to replace the “document_url” with the URL of your Google doc.
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