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How To Upload A PDF From Your Computer


Upload your PDF from your computer to convert it into a digital flipbook.

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You have some great-looking PDFs you want to share with people. However, the problem with PDFs is that they are hard to manage and distribute. They can be too large to attach to emails, don't share well on social media, and their presentation is often boring and uninspired. By turning your PDF into an online flipbook, your PDF looks professional and can be shared everywhere with a single branded link, allowing you to capture and hold your audience's attention for longer.

Step By Step Guide

4.00 minute video

Below is a walkthrough on how to upload a PDF from your computer.

Open your DASHBOARD.

Click the START HERE button, located near the top of the page.

Start Here

Choose the Upload File From Computer option.

Upload File From Computer

Choose the PDF file you wish to upload from your computer.

We'll begin the upload process to transfer your PDF file from your computer to our servers (the duration will depend on your internet connection speed).

Upon receiving your file, you'll access our conversion tool. Here, you'll assign a title to your new flipbook and choose the page flip transition (you can also modify the flip transition post-conversion).

Title is the title we'll use when presenting your Simplebooklet and for creating your custom URL. By default, we extract it from your file metadata, but you can update it in the title field here.

Choose A Page Flip to select the flip animation that smoothly guides your audience from one page to the next. Choose one that best complements the presentation of your content as you unveil each page. While we may recommend a page flip transition based on your PDF, you can also select any other transition from the dozens of options available.

Choose a page flip

Specific transitions are available for trifold brochures, bifold brochures, and gatefold brochures. When you choose these transitions, each page in your PDF is folded to replicate the distinctive page flip animation. If your PDF does not consist of multiple panels on each page, refrain from selecting this transition.

Tap Convert.

At this point, we're turning your PDF into a web ready digital document with it's own dedicated presentation landing page.

When complete, we'll load your Simplebooklet in our Preview display. You'll be able to flip through your pages, pick a theme, start sharing immediately, or use the customization tools to enhance your Simplebooklet presentation further.

Further Reading

Learn more about the PREVIEW display, converting Bi-Folds, TriFolds, and Gatefolds here.

Learn more about the Advanced Settings tools in the Conversion Page here.

Learn more about troubleshooting PDFs that didn't convert properly (such as layout issues, missing fonts) here.

How To Upload A PDF From Your Computer

Updated on: 03/05/2024

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