Mobile Devices and Blogging

I recently watched a video on the web about how to add a PDF to your blog post using an iPad. See link below. I must say, it was a fantastic way to add a PDF to a blog post. It worked! Thanks to Martin Ruthaivilivan for the excellent tip! Even though it works it is comprised of a convoluted mess of steps to actually get it on the blog and requires you to use Dropbox in order to make it work.

This got me thinking about how the same thing could be accomplished with another mobile device running the other operating system. Below are the steps I took.

Step 1: Create document in Quick Office or Kingsoft Office

Step 2: Save document

Step 3: export as PDF

Step 4: Login to my blog dashboard from any browser

Step 5: upload PDF into media library

Step 6: insert into post.

Here is my test PDF. Test document

Because Android gives the user access to a file management system, users are able to add documents to blogs directly without need of a third party cloud storage service.

As mobile devices continue to become a staple in education, and more institutions move towards BYOD, it is good to know that the major mobile operating systems have the means for young bloggers to share documents on their blogs. This is great news for students choosing blogs as a vehicle for their electronic portfolio.

Thanks for reading.

Shannon Doak

Link to video about how to put a PDF into your blog using an iPad


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