Share PDF as a link

If you have your own website or server, sharing PDF online is extremely easy. If you don't have a server, upload PDF to one of the virtual cloud spaces like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box and get a link. Take Dropbox as example. After uploading, Dropbox will now create a unique Dropbox URL for your specific file.  Copied the PDF link, go ahead and paste it wherever. Any time your clients click the link, they’ll be able to view the PDF in the browser directly.

However, there is a document hosting tool which can not only convert PDF to url, but also make your PDF more vivid and attractive with interactive features, such as page flipping or slide effect, embeded video, audio, background music, etc. All these contain in a direct link! It also allows you to embed the PDF to your website/blog.

How embeded interactive PDF looks like

How to Create a URL for a PDF Document with 1stFlip

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Import PDF

Download, install and run 1stFlip flipbook creator on your Mac or Windows.

Click the "Import" button on the home window and choose your PDF. After importing your PDF, you can see the page flip effect in the preview window. What you see is what you get.

Preview all templates on the top-right corner if you want to change the current one. Double click any template to apply it. On the bottom-right corner there are options to enable/disable buttons, change button color, etc. You can also add Google analytics ID to track your PDF, or add password to prevent unwanted access.

Add interactive objects

Does your PDF only contain text and image? That’s too plain.

1stFlip Flipbook Maker allows you to embed audio, video, YouTube video, Vimeo video, image, chart, hyperlinks, etc. to your PDF. Click the "Edit Pages" button on the top-left corner to enable editing mode if you want to change or edit the content. 

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Click Upload Online to upload your PDF to 1stFlip document hosting. After uploading, you will get the url of your PDF. You can easily add it to your website and share it with your desired audience.

If you don't want to upload to 1stFlip document hosting, just upload it to your server with the built-in FTP. Or publish the files offline and upload to your server later.

The Best Way to Convert PDF to URL

Convert your PDF to interactive flipbook and share the url now.

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