Display PDFs and other file types

The Document Viewer app, powered by Google Docs™ Viewer, allows you to display a document on a page on your end-user website. Use the app to provide documents that you want your users to have access to at any time while providing them the option to download and print it. Class schedules, course syllabus, or terms and condition documents can be easily displayed using this app. Visitors can move through the pages, zoom in and out, open the document in a new window, and download the file.

Using the classic page experience? Check out the More about this app section to add content.


Add the Document Viewer app

Drag the Document app onto your page.

  1. Browse for the Document to display.
  2. Select Save.

Set additional options

  1. Select Options.
  2. Type the App Name to use as the title.
  3. Type the Description, and select Show the app name on my page.
  4. Choose the Display Settings for the number of posts to list. Select Display all active app records or Display a specific number of active app records and set the Record Limit.

Sharing and social settings

Want to share your content with another group or user? From the Sharing tab, you can choose groups to share your content.

More on social settings for this app


Best practices

Here are some best practices to consider when working with this app.

  • Don't insert files whose titles contain spaces.
  • Insert a document that is a supported file type:
    • DOC(X)
    • XLS(X)
    • PPT(X)
    • PDF
    • PAGES
  • The maximum size for a document is 2MB.
  • Place one Document Viewer app per page. Since the app simply displays the document on the page, multiple page documents can result in lots of scrolling. As such, we recommend only using one app per page.
  • This app works best on a page with one column layouts.
  • Select the Show the app name on my page option in the app. Then Type the document name in the App Name text box.

Document viewer user guide


More about this app

For classic page experience:

Add the app