Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Scribd lets you publish and discover documents online.

Scribd lets you publish and discover documents online. It is like a big online library where anyone can upload. We make use of a custom Flash document viewer that lets you display documents right in your Web browser. There are all sorts of other features that make it easy and fun to publish, convert, embed, analyze, and read documents.

What kinds of things can I do with documents on Scribd?

Display documents in a web browser using our custom Flash PDF player
Perform high quality conversions between many different formats, including Word, PDF, plain text, HTML, JPEG, PowerPoint, Excel, Postscript, LIT, and even audio format
See all sorts of detailed information on who is viewing each of your documents, including the geographic locations of visitors and how people got to your doc (i.e., Google queries)
Publish a document online with its own public URL that will be indexed by Google and other search engines and be read by a lot of people
Embed a long or complex document in your blog or personal webpage
Convert a document to an mp3 that you can listen to on your iPod

Literally, anything you can put in a Word (.doc), PDF (.pdf), text (.txt), PowerPoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Postscript (.ps), or LIT (.lit) file. Here are some things people have uploaded to Scribd:School papers ,Poems ,PowerPoint presentations
,Serious academic research articles ,Funny pictures , Free online books,Excel Spreadsheets ,Commentary on current events,Musical scores

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