View Full Version : Need to show my users a newletter, either in photo form, PDF form, or Word doc

02-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Hi to all -

I want to preface this post with the statement that i searched through the forums first, and cannot find anything related to this. Sorry if it does exist, i certainly don't mean to add to any clutter....

Anyways, my organization is now publishing a monthly newsletter. I have already added an extra forum to my page, specifically dedicated to showing the newsletter.

The newsletter was composed in Word, and i'd like my users to be able to access the forum and see the full newsletter, and i was hoping to keep past issues in there as well.

The catch is i'd really like to SHOW the newsletter, not just link to it. (i do know how to do that)

So here are the options i've thought of -

1) Take screen shots of the word document and host as a picture - PROBLEM= file size would be too large if i made the photos real size.

2) Convert to PDF and make it scrollable - cannot find any code to host and show a PDF, only codes on how to link to it so that when the user click on the link his adobe reader pops up - again, not what i'm looking for.. i want them to SEE the newsletter

3) Convert the Word document to HTML and just copy and paste the code onto the page - PROBLEM - although i haven't tried, word is notorious for screwing up columns and tables, etc. and this newsletter has all of those.....

So with all this said, i have a feeling there's a solution out there... and vbulletin.org has yet to fail me....

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide!


Mark R.

02-17-2009, 06:43 PM
The only thing I can come up with is an iframe. Configured bare bones and sized up, it might work out. But of course that means html in your posts.