Bug #17414


Embed Any document Plugin

Added by Laurie Hurson over 1 year ago. Updated 12 months ago.

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Hi All,

We have a faculty member trying the embed and display powerpoint files on the commons (not from a link).

In the past we have used embed any document plugin without issue. However it appears this plugin is no longer working on the Commons

Screenshot of attempt from today

Is there a bug in the new version of the this plugin? Or some other issue we might be able to resolve?



Actions #1

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 1 year ago

It appears that the Google Drive embed feature of the Embed Any Document plugin is a Pro feature.

For a free alternative, use the Google Docs Shortcode plugin. Some documentation is available here: Ensure that the Google Doc is shareable before attempting to embed. Here's a guide to get the shareable link:

Actions #2

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 1 year ago

Apologies, Laurie. I should have read the ticket more thoroughly! I thought the user was embedding via Google Drive.

Is the user attempting to embed a powerpoint file uploaded to the site's Media Library from a private site? If so, this will not work. The site (or URL) has to be public in order for the powerpoint file to be displayed properly.

Actions #3

Updated by scott voth over 1 year ago

Thanks Ray - I tested and it works when site is public.

Actions #4

Updated by Laurie Hurson over 1 year ago

Hi All,

Thanks for looking into this! Very helpful to know this only works if the site is public.

I identified a work around - if you save ppt as pdf you can display using the pdf embedder plugin on a private site.

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Target version set to Not tracked

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