Uploading documents

Uploading a new document

On Scribd, anyone can be a published author! And publishing documents on Scribd is a breeze. You'll find the Upload button at the top of almost every page on Scribd. Be sure you're logged into Scribd, then click it to begin.



You can quickly publish single or multiple documents, and bonus! You can upload your documents in multiple file formats as well as cloud-based files from Google docs, Facebook and Gmail too! We accept a lot of formats to make it easy on our members to publish their hard work.

(The file formats we support are: pdf, txt, ps, rtf, epub, key, odt, odp, ods, odg, odf, sxw, sxc, sxi, sxd, doc, ppt, pps, xls, docx, pptx, ppsx, xlsx)

Once you upload a file, it will automatically begin converting. The technical maximum for the file size we accept is 100MB but documents under 75MB have a significantly higher chance of a successful conversion, so please be sure to stay under 75MB so your documents convert correctly.  

Once it's uploaded and converted, it's time to tell us more about it!

The title and description fields are required before it'll fully display on your profile. Here's where you get the opportunity to create an engaging title and a short, concise description to catch a reader's interest! Include as much information about your document as possible - it'll help people to find your work and want to read it. As you edit these fields,  a preview will show up on the lefthand side. If you would like to make the document private instead of publicly available to the readers on Scribd, click the checkbox under 'Privacy Setting' on the righthand side of the page.

In addition to the title information, you can choose a category and add tags to your document. Tags will help direct people to your work when searching for content, so be sure to add that information to your upload as well. 

If you upload multiple files, you can save time by clicking ‘Apply To All’ next to the first document you provide information for. This will automatically apply the same category, tags, and availability to all your documents. When everything looks perfect on your document, be sure to click "Save & Continue" to get it up on Scribd!



We all want to share our favorite documents with the world! After you ‘Save & Continue,’ be sure to share it on your social networks and let your friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ know that you just published your hard work on Scribd.

The options to share your work will be available directly on that page for you so you can start spreading the word the second it's been uploaded on Scribd. 

At this point, you can view your work on Scribd on your public profile and under the 'My Uploads' section on your account. Click the 'You're done. View document on Scribd' link to be taken to it directly. 



Congratulations! You’ve just successfully published your document on Scribd. Now, go out there, get to work and start publishing more.


Uploading a revision to an existing document

Scribd's publishing platform is great for making your work available to a large online audience, but Scribd is not an editor. There's no way to edit a document's contents once its been uploaded. But don't think that mean you can't revise your work. You can make changes to a document locally and then upload the changed document as a new revision on Scribd. The new revision will replace the old copy while retaining the document's statistics and comments, and the document's URL will remain the same!

First you'll need to edit your original document on your computer. The choice is up to you whether to save your changes using a new file name or overwrite the existing file; the name of the file you upload won't affect the document on Scribd.

When you're ready to upload the revised file, open the document's properties page on Scribd. Scroll down the page and click 'Upload a new revision'.


You'll see a screen similar to the following. Click Choose File and locate the updated copy of the file on your computer and then click Upload and the copy will be uploaded and processed by the system. Viola! You're revision is up on Scribd in place of the old copy.



Old versions of the document are kept and archived. Nobody can access them, but you can always revert to a previous version later if you'd like. Simply return to the document's properties page and select the old revision from the list and select 'Revert'.



If you have issues with the uploading process, contact Scribd support for help. Explain the issue in as much detail as you can and they'll do their best to get your work up on Scribd. 

Happy publishing!

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