Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange. This file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for representing documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
PDFs are a really handy file format for letting people view information exactly as you intended it across all platforms, they are great for things like forms for people to download and print off, menus and other forms of documentation. If you would like to include them in your site there are a number of free WordPress plugins which will do everything from offering your blog posts as PDF downloads to embedding them within your site. In this post I roundup 13 of the best …
PDF & Print Button Joliprint
Once installed, the plugin generates a button on each post and page. So your readers can save, share or even print a nice formatted PDF from each post or page.
Easily enable the FancyBox 1.3.4 jQuery extension on just about all media links. Multi-Site compatible. Supports iFrame and Flash movies.
Anthologize is a free, open-source, WordPress-based platform for publishing. Grab posts from your WordPress blog, pull in feeds from external sites, or create new content directly in Anthologize. Then outline, order, and edit your work, crafting it into a coherent volume for export in several ebook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and TEI.
Print Friendly and PDF Button
The #1 Print and PDF button for your WordPress site. Printer Friendly pages without coding, css, or print.css. Fast, easy, and professional.
PDF and PPT Viewer
PDF24 Articles To PDF
This plugin enables your readers to convert one or more articles to PDF files. Therefore a little box is shown below every article, in the sidebar, on the top or bottom of each page or wherever in your wordpress blog where you place some peace of code.
Kalin’s PDF Creation Station
Build highly customizable PDF documents from any combination of pages and posts, or add a link to any page to download a PDF of that post.
Make PDF Newspaper
‘Make PDF Newspaper’ uses Five Filters PDF Newspaper to create printer friendly ‘tabloid’ edition of your WordPress blog.
Will embed a PDF file using Google Docs Viewer Simply include the URL for a PDF document on it’s own line, or wrapped in the embed tag like
http://example.com/file.pdf and the plugin will embed the PDF into the page using the Google Docs Viewer embed code.
RV Embed PDF
Embeds a PDF in your page or post when you insert it with the Add Media button.
WordPressPDF uses zviewer to embed PDF files converted to swfs. An easy iPaper-like interface for PDF documents, books, magazines. View live demo on plugin’s homepage.
Google Docs Viewer
Once this plugin is activated you can easily convert a document link to be viewable via Google Docs by simply replacing
http in the URL with
gdocs if it’s a
Google Doc Embedder
Lets you embed MS Office, PDF, and many other file types in a web page using the Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required).