How to Add a Word Document to Your Post

screen shot articleA fellow blogger posted this question earlier in the week, so I decided to investigate myself. You can always cut and paste text to a post, but sometimes you want to save a document as a link. Here’s how.

Most documents saved in MS Word or Word for Mac will have the .doc extension, for example:

A Quarter Here, A Nickel There.doc

You want to “save as” then select PDF from the drop down menu.

Using my example, your document now looks like this

A Quarter Here, A Nickel There.pdf

Now add a new post and save it as a draft. We’ll come back to it in a bit.

This is where it might get confusing. There are two places to Add Media in a post. One appears at the top of post drafts. It’s how most of us upload photos.

To the left of this draft under Dashboard, there is also a place to add Media. Hover over the word Media. You’ll see two options: Library and Add New. This is where you’ll add your document.

Click on Add New. You’ll see the option to browse and from there you can upload any document on your computer.

Once you’ve uploaded and saved your document, return to your draft post.

In the body of your post, click on Add Media, this time from the top of the edit screen (where you upload photos). Your document will appear there at the top of the list.

To confirm, simply preview your post and click on the link.

Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago for my organizing blog and linked to this post:

A Quarter Here, A Nickel There

It’s fun trying new things. Let me know if you’re inspired to add a document to your own posts. It could be a list of all the plants in your garden (a huge project for me but it’s on my list), a knitting pattern, or even a mini e-book.

Please let me know if you have suggestions for improving this post to make the instructions clearer or easier to follow.

Happy media sharing!

 

 

23 thoughts on “How to Add a Word Document to Your Post

  1. That is very clear thank you Alys – good job! I’ve not yet wanted to add a document to a post. But never say never! And it makes me smile to see you are spending some of your immobilisation time sleuthing for us all – that is such a great way to pass otherwise tedious hours – and SO typical of your generous spirit!! I loved your little article about searching for the lost coins, what a great activity. When my family was young there were always coins to be found. Nowadays I rarely have much cash on me to lose – how times have changed!

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    • Thank you for cheering me on, Pauline. I was tickled that I could figure this out and share it when needed. There is so much in the world to learn, isn’t there?

      Thanks for reading my article. I heard a story recently about a British reporter who went two weeks without using any cash/coins. It’s amazing how we depend on debit cards, credit cards, and gift cards not to mention online purchasing through Paypal or Apple Pay or the like. I wonder if we’ll ever truly be a coin free, cash free society?

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      • I know I live a mainly coin/cash free existence – it’s all done with cards. But I also wonder what might happen when the banking system crashes and all our eftpos machines and on-line banking facilities close down ….. maybe having some cash under the mattress isn’t an altogether silly idea! Excuse me please – must dash to the bank πŸ™‚

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        • πŸ™‚ I know the experts tell us to have some cash on hand for emergencies, but how much we have and where we put it is anyone’s guess. Year’s ago, in some lean days, I “hid” my last forty dollars till payday into a hiding spot in my rented room (I shared a house with two other women). Someone broke into the house, found and took my last forty bucks. Sigh

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          • Oh no! That would have been devastating at the time! This thought always brings me some comfort: there would have been some bad karma waiting round the corner for someone over that incident! And I guess you learnt from it that you could lose your last $40 and still survive – which is a really good thing to know when poverty is a horror you have known. xo

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            • You are so right, Pauline. You never forget what that’s like. I’ve often thought that if everyone could walk in another person’s shoes that we would all be better off. Too often I hear that it is someone’s “fault” that they are living in poverty, as if opportunities were truly equal and fair. Though it’s often treated as a dirty word in this country, I think that in many ways I’m a socialist at heart. No system is perfect, but our capitalist society has a long way to go to correct the injustices and the wrongs. No one should go to bed hungry. No one should sleep on the streets.

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    • Thank you for reading, Stacy. I realize it’s not the most stimulating of subjects, but my hope is that someone will come along looking for just this information and will find this useful. When I went looking myself I found a long-winded (ten minute) video full of self promotion, and quickly ran away.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your new found expertise. I saw Laurie’s inquiry and left a message similar to Lisa’s routine. But next time I need a document, I’ll remember your post. I read your treasure hunt plan too, fun stuff. I remember always finding coins in the sofa as a kid. Dad would nap and all the loot would fall from his pockets into the sofa. Jim empties his pockets when he changes after work. He can’t wear his dress cloths at home because of the cats. He often just adds it all to my wallet which can be a great bonus because you might remember, our $1 and $2 is also a coin. You can be rather flush just by what’s in your coin purse. 10 Toonies and you got $20 bucks on you. Big time bucks for a lowly scrapbook employee, LOL. It’s actually worth $28.00 for me at Urban because Lori gives us a generous purchase incentive, BAZINGA! xoxox K

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    • It was great seeing everyone working to solve this problem. It’s funny how some things on WordPress are intuitive and others, not so much.

      Thanks for reading my treasure hunt article. Who doesn’t want to search for coins? I can just picture your dad napping on the couch. When we first moved to California and the family was broke, we found a bunch of money in an easy chair left behind by the previous tenant. My parents used it to be groceries for Christmas dinner. I’ll never forget that.

      I love that Canada uses Loonies and Toonies. It makes great sense. The shelf life of a paper bill is under a year! I like Jim’s system. Mike puts all of his coins in a little wooden bowl on our swing mirror. Now I pull out the quarters and save them for Chris to use for laundry at college.

      Great that you get such a nice discount at Urban.

      xox

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  3. I’m glad I caught this one. I do write all my posts in Word first so I can make the print big enough to see well then copy and paste it. Haven’t had the need yet to attach a document but who knows, it might come up and now I know how. It’s a good day when I learn something new and you explained quite well. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful week.

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    • Thanks for cheering me on. When I was working on my Organized at Heart website, my instructor said I should write all my posts in Word first. You’re ahead of the curve, Marlene! Darn our old eyes. I’ve got reading glasses in every room now and my son teases me about the enlarged font on my phone. So be it!

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