Posting PowerPoints in WordPress

Embeds into WordPress

The most reliable embeds of PowerPoints into WordPress Posts and Pages found so far is using Google Docs viewer WordPress plugin by F.Davis.

Here is the Modeling Course Notes PDF[Univ Of Michigan Professor Scott Page – excellent free course
very highly recommended – see here]:

[gview file=”” width=’700′ height=’420′]

Here is, from the same Modeling Course, some PowerPoint Slides:
[gview file=”” width=’700′ height=’420′]

The syntax is simple using a WordPress Shortcode with some straightforward options:
[gview file=”” width=’700 ‘ height=’500’ ]
Note 1: the file URL cannot be relative but must be a fully epanded url –…
Note 2: the gview shortcode must be directly adjacent to [ no blank space – [gview file…

Users can control the width and height of the displayed PowerPoint as shown above or use the default values which can be changed in the WP Settings tab.

Other option codes are:
save= (optional) Enter a value (1 to show, 0 to hide) to override the default display setting for the download link.
authonly= (optional) Add authonly=”1″ to only show the download link to logged-in users on an individual file.
cache= (optional) Add cache=”0″ to disable integrated document caching (useful only for frequently overwritten files).
lang= (optional) Enter a supported languageā€™s ISO 639-1 Language Code to override the global Default Language setting.

This plugin is robust and supports viewing of many filetype beyond PowerPoints including:
Adobe PDF
Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX)
Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX)
Microsoft Excel (XLS/XLSX)
TIFF Images
Apple Pages (PAGES)
Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Adobe Photoshop (PSD)
Autodesk AutoCad (DXF)
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
PostScript (EPS/PS)
TrueType (TTF)
XML Paper Specification (XPS)
Archive Files (ZIP/RAR)

It is a pleasure to have so many file types available in WordPress.


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    Just a great post!

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