Embedding a Google document requires an extra step when compared to embedding a Google Form or presentation. It’s a little “quirky.” You need to not only copy the embed code from Google, you also need to add a little “extra” code for the document to display as a full page.
Shown immediately below is the iframe code copied from Google for embedding a document.
With the above code the Google Document displays in the exact size shown below:
The following needs to be added to make the document display in a larger size:
frameborder=”0” height=”800” width=100%
If the above do not work, manually type them in rather than copying and pasting from this document.
The embed code would now appear as
iframe src=”https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1L9VAvG5Y1YK86QoPM-R5yZ7hU7i-TdUQADLB1ygz0Io&embedded=true” frameborder=”0″ height=”800″ width=100%></iframe></p><p>
frame border =”0″ removes black border that appears around embedded Google Doc and its own iframe horizontal scroll bar.
width = 100% means to use whatever given width the display device has available for the page.
If you want to see how the document looks with the black border: don’t add the frameborder command or set it to 1. You can also experiment with including frameborders with different colors.
Directions for embedding a Google Doc
- File…Publish to the Web
- The following window appears:
- When you click on Start Publishing, the following window appears:
- When you click OK, the following window with embed code appears:
- In Moodle, edit the page you will use to embed the Google doc.
- Click on the HTML Source Editor icon on the bottom row of the editor.
- Paste in the embed code in the HTML Source Editor icon. Then add the frameborder=”0″ height=”800″ width=”100%” in the correct spot in the embed code.
- Click on update and then click on Save and Display in your “normal” page edit view.
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