The founder of discussion forum is a good place for people to post their question, business news or others critical things. Today, many people create their file by PDF, but is hard to upload or copy the content to the forum. As I am working in a PDF software company, some of my friends asked me the question for how to post PDF articles to forum.
After reading this article, you will handle the skills of posting PDF into forum thread and the reply. As far as I know, there are 4 methods to achieve the above goal.
Method1. Turn to a third-party PDF host website for help
Most people often upload their PDF articles to a third party website like Google Docs, etc for an URL, and then embed the .pdf extension hyperlink in their forum post. Followers will read the PDF articles only when hitting the .pdf extension URL and completely download the PDF files. In order to ensure the successful download, the one who wants to read the PDF article should have Adobe Reader installed on his/her PC. That is to say, if your follower don’t use Adobe Reader ever, then it is impossible for him/her to read your PDF article.
Method2. Convert PDF to Word doc. or Text files before post
It seems not clever to copy and paste your PDF article to the forum post, sometimes the layout will be totally changed and you have to manage the article layout from time to time.
Then PDF to Word Converter will be your wise choice, it saves much labor for you. Such software can easily change PDF to Word doc. for you with several mouse clicks. What’s more, the quality is reliable because of the preserving of layout, pictures, tables and hyperlinks of original PDF material. Besides, you can transfer your PDF files to Text txt document by a PDF to Text convert.
After the conversion, you can just copy and paste the output Word or Text article to your new thread or reply of discussion forum and then post it.
If you don’t want to post the whole PDF files, you can convert several selected pages and then copy them for post.
Method3. Convert PDF to image files before post
Almost all discussion forum support JPG and PNG, etc image. So it is workable to change PDF article to a JPG image and then embed the image to a discussion thread.
Step 1: Transfer PDF files to image with PDF to Image Converter on your PC.
Specific PDF pages can be converted to image if you just need to post several passages of your PDF article.
Step 2: Upload Image to website such as Flicker and Photo bucket
You have to host your image to an image acceptable third-party website because what really need in some forum thread is the image URL. After uploading the image to Flicker, Photo bucket, etc, you will be provided with an image URL.
Step 3: Insert image to thread
Go to thread post area, click image inserting icon and paste the image URL in the blank, and then click “Insert”, the image will be embedded in the thread.
Note: In some forums, JPG image can directly be uploaded and embedded to the post, so there is no need of the third-party website.
Step 4: Submit your thread.
Method4. Convert PDF to flash video before post
Flash video can be accepted can posted in most discussion forum threads.
Step1: Turn PDF article to Flash video with a PDF to Flash Converter.
PDF to Flash Converter can easily convert your PDF files to forum supported flash SWF format files.
Step 2: Upload the SWF files to Youtube or other video hosting website.
Find a third-party website to host your flash video is essential, because you need a video URL in your forum thread next. And only upload flash video to Youtube successfully can you get the link.
Step3: Embed the flash video to thread.
Log in to your forum account, start a new thread and then click the video inserting icon in the post editing area, and paste the provided flash URL in the blank, next to click “insert”.
Step 4: Click “Submit” to post your thread.