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Embedding a PDF

  1. Select the title of the page you wish to add the PDF to.
  2. Select the Edit button at the top-right of the page to enter edit mode.
  3. Select the Media drop-down tab from the editing menu block on the left side of the screen, then select PDF. Alternatively, you can click and drag the PDF item to any cell on the page.
  4. In the pop-up window, select the cell of the page layout in which you wish your PDF to sit. The selected cell will appear in a darker shade of grey. Select Add.

    Note: All cell content can be reorganised later by clicking and dragging from the main page.
  5. In order to import a PDF, select the drop-down arrow on the top-right of the screen that appears, or simply select the file tab. You first have to tick the "permission box" under Upload file.
  6. Then, use Choose file to import your PDF: browse your computer to find it then select Open. You can alternatively browse your filing cabinet under Home: select the tick next to the desired PDF to select it.

    There are other options that you can modify to your liking.

    When the PDF is uploaded, select Save at the bottom of the page.

  7. Once back on the main page, you will see the PDF sitting in the cell you chose. Finally, select Display page at the bottom of the page.


  • Embedding a PDF will preserve all the formatting of the original document (e.g. footnotes, indents, APA reference format) in a scrolling window.
  • Select one of the wide column layout settings to place the PDF on the eportfolio page so it can be read on the screen without downloading it.
  • The PDF can be viewed in 'presentation mode', which changes the view to full screen mode. This is accessed inside the PDF block by selecting the double arrow at the top-right of the block.
  • Embedding PDF is best used for longer documents with more complex formatting.
  • If you wish to do a short paragraph of plain text, use a text box.