DocStoc is a cool way to share documents but the neat trick is to load a document onto your blog (here is a sample article showing how the embedded document looks… cool, huh?). It’s also another way for social networking – yikes. Another one! There’s a Profile button at the top to take you to a page where you can add your photo and various other information about your business and yourself. There you can add your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles as well as your blog info.
There are all sorts of ways to search for documents; by category, most viewed, most downloaded, etc. You can also put documents into a folder just like you would with My Documents.
So join docstoc and let’s get to the good stuff!
On your Profile page below your picture you’ll find your document list. Click on the document you want to put on your blog, click on the Embed button on the right. A window will open with the code needed.
Now go to your wordpress blog. Click on Profile. Uncheck the box next to Use the visual editor when writing. Then click Update Profile.
Click on Write.
Flip back to the open window at DocStoc that has the emedding code. Copy it.
Back to WordPress. Click on Code. Paste the code you’ve just copied from DocStoc. Click Code again. Abracadabra! You’ve done it! You have now embedded a document into your article that readers can scroll through or even print from your own page. Now, people can distribute copies of your document around the office, you won’t have to copy and paste your document into a wordpress blog, AND you’ll look super smart because you can embed documents into your blog!
Just For You…
Here is an embedded document made just for you so you can have the instructions on how to use DocStoc AND see what it looks like in an article (click the word “docstoc” on the top left for emailing or embedding options or simply print by clicking the grey arrows on the right):
Instructions on Using DocStoc Embedding in WordPress - Get more Free Whitepapers
May 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm
Vicki! you techie goddess you! this is a really great tool – I will go check it out and see how I can put it to use. you are DA WOMAN! (after me of course) 😉
May 23, 2008 at 10:18 pm
Way Cool … I am so using this now. Thank you!
May 23, 2008 at 10:31 pm
I haven’t started using this but that’s only because I am typing to the woman Ines (Goddess of South Beach and all things Miami) calls “Techie Goddess” – Too handy for me since I’m in the middle of assembling a Social Media course. What a great tool.
Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
What a great tool –
May 24, 2008 at 2:17 am
I looked at this a while ago, so I think it is worth a second look. Thanks!!
May 24, 2008 at 3:36 am
thanks for sharing that information about docstoc, its users like you that really make our community run. You may just find yourself featured on our home page pretty soon… 🙂
please say hi anytime
Jason (co-founder, docstoc)
May 24, 2008 at 8:44 am
Awesome! I was up tlll midnight playing with the site after you introduced it not to long ago. It was funny to wake up this morning and see a how-to on what I was scratching my head over last night.
May 24, 2008 at 8:50 am
I am having some issues with embedding this in WP.com. WP.org and Typepad seem to work great. I’ve been searching around for answers, and can’t seem to get it to work. Is there a way to show the “window in window” effect in WP.com?
May 24, 2008 at 10:03 am
great tool. i’d been using https://www.scribd.com which is slightly different but similar, however the interface to dotstoc is much nicer. thanks for digging through the internet and pulling this one out
May 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm
Super glad you all like it. I’d love to see how you put it to use.
Come back with your links so we can all take a peek!!
Jason – I’ve always wanted to be a cover girl. 🙂
May 25, 2008 at 10:06 am
Thanks for sharing. That is a neat little tool.
June 6, 2008 at 10:44 pm
Thanks for sharing this I will go and check it out 🙂