Queries about adding PDF documents, spreadsheets, and Word documents, to our blogs, are frequently seen, in Blogger Help Forum: Learn More About Blogger.
One of the issues that need to be considered is that many professional documents are created using proprietary office software. PDF files, for instance, are created using Adobe Acrobat. Excel spreadsheets and Word documents are created using Microsoft Office. Another issue may involve confidentiality. Office documents may contain confidential data, that's not intended for the world to view.
Google has a solution for handling all of these proprietary file formats, and for the confidentiality issue.
Google provides Google Docs / Drive, which can be used to develop, publish, and share proprietary professional multimedia files - and maintain confidentiality.
Start by uploading any "professional" format file.
If you have a professional file, accessible from your computer, just open Google Docs / Drive, and upload the file. The "File upload" wizard has the standard wizard to "Select a file from your computer".
Or, you can make a new file, using Drive.
Alternately, you can develop a new document, using "NEW", and selecting the appropriate document type.
- Document (.doc, MSWord)
- Spreadsheet (.xls, MSExcel)
- Presentation (.pdf, Adobe Acrobat)
With a file hosted by Drive, Publish and get code - or a link.
Having created or uploaded your file, follow instructions to embed or share your document, using Google+, EMail, FaceBook, and Twitter.
The "Link" link will provide a link which you can copy then paste into a blog post, an HTML gadget, or a LinkList entry, editing as desired.
The "Embed" link gives you an IFrame code. If you're editing a post, and you add your Embed code to your post, you'll get the best results from Editing in HTML mode. Similarly, if you add your Embed code to an HTML gadget, make sure that you are editing in HTML mode (with "Rich Text" displayed).
You can embed a file, in an IFrame.
Using an IFrame, you can embed a document in any HTML gadget, page or post - or even publish to a separate page, in the blog.
<iframe frameborder="0" height="680" src="https://docs.google.com/document/preview?authuser=0&hgd=1&id=1Z-4gSKJWzvb5onD5gslN69q9_sC6BH-f-4WwkXEYfaw" scrolling=no title="Test Document" width="100%"></iframe>
Google Calendar is a useful complement to all of these. You can embed your calendar - or anybody else's - using instructions from Google.
Use Drive for developing collaborated documents.
Be sure to set appropriate editing and viewing permissions for your readers, in the "Share with others" wizard. "Share with others" lets you create collaborative documents - giving other workers the ability to comment on and / or edit your documents, as you designate.
You can use Google Drive to develop important documents, in a group environment - and avoid the stress caused by AutoSave and Draft blog post editing. Maybe Blogger is not a Content Management System - but Google Drive can be.