Publish a PDF in Joplin

Determine if there is a better option

Before publishing a PDF on Joplin, consider the various alternative content types available. Here are some instances where you should consider moving your content from a PDF to a web page:
  • Instructions on completing a process or filling out a form can be created into a service page.
  • For more complicated processes, such as permits or licenses, with various forms and documents, consider making a guide.
  • Useful, contextual information can be made into an information page
  • Forms can be digitized using Formstack and embedded in a Joplin form container

Prepare your PDF

Make sure your PDF is optimized for accessibility. Reference Section 508 for best practices.

Upload your PDF

  1. 1.
    Once you are logged in on Joplin, select 'Documents' from the left-hand navigation panel.
  2. 2.
    Click the 'Add a Document' button in the top right-hand corner.
  3. 3.
    Choose your PDF and select a collection to add it to. For example, a PDF about immunizations might go in the Public Health collection.
  4. 4.
    Change the title of the document to follow your department or organization's protocol.

Select a PDF to add to your web page

You can add a PDF to the following content types:
  • Official documents pages
    • Add the PDF by clicking on the 'choose a document' button.
  • Service pages
    • Add the PDF within the text of steps or the additional content section.
  • Information pages and Events
    • Add the PDF within the text of the additional content section.
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