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How to link to your Google Doc as PDF



Using Google Docs is a great way to collaborate and share documents. However, sometimes you want to give someone a PDF instead of an editable document. With Google Docs, you can now edit your sharing link to provide a PDF file. Best of all, if you edit the original, the PDF link automatically contains all the changes you made. This is how it works.

Note: This process works for Google Docs and Google Sheets, but not Google Slides.

Continue and open the document you want to share. When you are there, click the "Share" button at the top right of the screen.

 Share Google Doc

In the Share others window, click the "Download shared link" option. top right.

 Get share link

You get a message that lets you know that the link has been copied to your clipboard. You will also notice that the section "Link sharing" has now appeared in the window.

 Link sharing

If we only share Google Doc as it is, the next step would be to send off the link you just copied. To send a link to a PDF version of the document, you need to edit the link a bit.

Open which message application to use to send the message and then paste the link.

When you "ve pasted the link, find" edit? usp = sharing "at the end of the URL. This is the only part of the link you need to edit. If you make any other changes you will end up with a broken link.

 usp sharing

Now replace "edit? Usp = sharing "with" export? Format = pdf "instead. Your link should look like this.

 export pdf

Note: We have used bold in the above screens to more easily identify the part of the URL you Do not edit this part in bold in your own URL or you risk breaking the link.

Anything left to do is send it out! The one who clicks on the link will automatically download the pdf version of Google Doc.


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