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You’ve just created a fantastic presentation and want to embed your pdf in html on your website? Or maybe you’ve finished working on a new, sleek digital catalog of products you sell and are keen to add it to your e-shop? Nothing could be easier, you think. I’ll add a PDF to my website, and I’m done.

But it turns out it’s not that simple. You can’t embed the PDF as you would like to and instead of a spectacular online catalog, digital magazine or your new e-book you end up with a sad link or a boring PDF icon which needs to be clicked in order to download your file. And all your hard work for nothing.

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What your clients really want ?

And now imagine that you can publish your polished e-catalog so that its cover is immediately visible on your website. That there is no need of downloading anything in order to see its content. That it is available to anyone who visits your site, and it displays perfectly, no matter whether it’s viewed on a computer, tablet or a smartphone. That it seems to be so close to you. That your clients can flick through its pages with realistic flip page effect as if it was a printed catalog and that they hear the rustle of pages and notice that their corners slightly bend.


The Best Ways to Embed PDF File in HTML Website

Thanks to it’s you who decides how your clients will access the documents you create. Our platform gives you full control over how your online flipbooks look like on the website and how they will be displayed on the devices used by your readers. You can present your PDFs on your website in three different ways. Let us introduce you to all of them:


1st way

You can embed your PDF as a flipbook with a transparent background. Your visitors will see no other options, just arrows they can use to turn the pages, so nothing will distract their attention from your content. It will look like an interactive part of your website just like the example below. Play with it – click on the arrows to turn the pages and test it for yourself.

2nd way

With Publuu you can also embed your flipbook as an iframe in form of a sleek player. Your visitors will see the background and some additional options they could use. They will be able to easily switch to the full screen mode and use all the features like share, print, page thumbnails or PDF download. Check out the example below.


3rd way

Or maybe you are keen to have a smart button that your clients can click to open your PDF in a separate tab or in a pop-up window? This is another great option offered by You can easily customize the appearance and size of the button and publish it on your website. Click on the cover below and see how it works.



What’s more, embedding a PDF in HTML as an online flipbook with gives you extra options that will make you never want to use another format again! By embedding your PDFs online in any of the ways, you can decide which part of them will be shown to your clients first. Just choose the page you want to show and you’re done.

Too good to be true? Not with Publuu ! We have ways to help you embed your PDFs (iframe pdf) in a website so that they look fantastic and, most importantly, work flawlessly. But the full control over the final effect of your work remains with you.

How to embed PDF in HTML Website with Publuu ?

How to achieve this? Let’s start from the beginning. The best thing you can do to overcome the imperfections of a PDF and embed it efficiently into your website, is to convert it to HTML5 online flipbook format. An HTML5 online flipbook is nothing more than a kind of interactive PDF. It’s a modern way of publishing presentations, proposals, online catalogs, e-books and online magazines.

Catalog Embed into the website

How to make an HTML5 online flipbook? It’s very easy, if you use Publuu, our online flipbook maker. It’s enough to just register at our website and upload your PDF there. That’s done, Publuu’s embed code generator gives you fantastic options for embedding (iframing) your PDFs. Whichever option you choose, your HTML5 online flipbook will seamlessly adapt to your site, making it more attractive and sleeker. This, in turn, will make your clients spend more time looking at it and will make them more prone to take advantage of your offer!


Embed Code Generator

Upload your PDF on, choose the background you want it to be placed on, decide on its window size and generate embed code. Everything you do will be visible in the preview on the right side of the screen. Your personalized flipbook will be displayed there in the way it will show on the website, giving you full control over it looks and the way it’s embedded.




Embed Code – An Easy Way

And now the best part of it: when you’ve finished your work and the preview of your flipbook looks great, all you have to do is copy the embed code and paste it on your website. And that’s it. It’s really that simple.

PDF Catalog embeded into html website example:

PDF Website embed


Embedding PDFs into websites (pdf iframe) has never been so easy and intuitive. Try Publuu today and see that publishing a professional presentation or an e-catalog on your website is just a step away from you. Convert your PDF to an online flipbook and make it look sleek, flashy and smart!

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