How to Add a PDF Document to a Facebook Page

by Wendy on August 9, 2011

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How to Add a PDF Document to a Facebook Page

Facebook provides users a lot of opportunities to customize their business pages in order to attract as much traffic as possible.

Apart from the existing Info, Wall and Photos sections, there are many other ways you can customize your Facebook page according to your branding. One of them is by uploading PDF documents in a separate tab.

A PDF document is a great addition to any Facebook page. You might choose to upload your regular newsletter or a flyer promoting your business or event. You can even share any media coverage such as a magazine page where you and your business may have been featured.

Adding a PDF tab is fast and easy. All you need is to find the right application to use on your page and to install it. Many of these applications, built by third parties, are free of charge and using them is an effective way of attracting visitors to your Facebook Fan page and showcasing what you have to offer.

How to Add a PDF Tab to Your Facebook Business Page

There a number of third party websites that offer applications to add PDF to your Facebook page. We have found the application for adding a PDF provided by Involver to work very well.

First, visit the applications page of Involver at http://www.involver.com/applications/. Look for the Scribd application and click the install button.

You will then be directed to a Facebook page which will ask you if you’re sure to Add Scribd to your page. From the drop down menu that appears below, click on the specific page where you would like to install the application and confirm.

Once the Scribd tab has been installed in your Facebook page, you can immediately start uploading PDF documents. To do this, click on the orange Edit Tab Settings button on top of the page.

The next step is to click the Add a New Document button and then Save Changes. And that’s it! Your PDFs will now show on your Facebook page as an added feature.

If you need to edit, just click on the Edit Tab Settings again and click Edit Document. Once you’re done, don’t forget to click the Save Changes button to apply the changes you’ve made on the PDF.

What’s great about a PDF document is you can create more than simple text by incorporating graphics and images in any design you want.

In addition, you can make it secure by encrypting it or use a digital signature for authentication. Keep in mind, however, that in order to display your PDF on a Facebook page for your visitors to see the content, you have to remove the encryption.

The best part? You can start using this great application for free on your Facebook business page. So get out there and start promoting your PDFs to your fans.

By Wendy Moore
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  • matt

    I used the app you recommended above however how can you organise a large number of different pdf documents, so it is easy to follow? There does not seem to be a search feature on Scribd, so my customers need to scroll through the many pdf documents I have uploaded to find the one they want. Any suggestions? I guess I could add them all in alphabetical order however this is time consuming and when I need to update these documents, then what?

    • http://www.SavvyWebWomen.com Wendy Moore

      Hi Matt,

      That does appear to be a limitation with using Scribd through Facebook. They may have other options if they offer a paid service, but otherwise the pdfs just seem to load in the order that you load them up.

      Wendy

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