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How do I embed a PDF into a page?

This article explains how to display a PDF on a webpage via embedding. To learn how to create a download link for a PDF (recommended), see portable document format) has become the de facto standard for printable documents, and in theory, doesn't have any built-in means to display on web pages. 

If the content of a PDF needs to make it onto a web page, ideally the same information would be recreated in standard HTML, and/or <iframe src="http://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://example.com/YOUR-DOCUMENT.pdf&amp;embedded=true" style="width: 700px; height: 500px;" frameborder="0"></iframe>

... or use the Google Docs Viewer code generator.


PDFObject (object method)

PDFObject is a script created by Philip Hutchison that displays a PDF in an object tag. This solution may be best suited for advanced users.

Learn more about this method


Please also note:

  • These methods may not produce your desired results in all browsers.
  • Embedding large image files of PDF pages is not recommended.

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