This is the best and easiest method to embed G+ share button in a PDF. Check it out.
- Adobe Professional or another app that can modify a PDF file
- Google Plus share button image
- About 10 minutes of your time
Here we go.
Step 1 – Get the Button
Find the button you like by doing a search on google.
Copy/paste it into your pdf and re-size it appropriately and place it in the desired location.
Step 2 – Format the URL
After many unsuccessful attempts I’ve found 1 URL format that works. Here it is.
Step 3 – Link Tool
By now, you should have the G+ share button in the proper location inside the PDF.
Go to Link Tool in Adobe Professional.
Create a “box” around the G+ share button. A “Create Link” dialog box should pop-up. Make the appropriate selections and click Next.
In the “Enter URL for this link” type the URL from the Step 2.
Save the file and double-check your work.
BIG FAT NOTE: This process will POST to a person’s profile. It will NOT +1 your blog post. The way G+ works now is that things that are +1′ed also get Posted to a person’s timeline/newsfeed/post/stream area (all one and the same). Things that are posted do NOT get +1′ed by default. But it makes it easier for someone to see the post and +1 it after the fact.
That’s All, Folks
That’s it. You’re done.
Now when people are reading your eBook/PDF file they will be able to easily share the homepage of the PDF with their G+ followers.
Did you know that you can embed Twitter and Facebook share buttons inside a PDF or eBook?
Why do you think so many people miss this step?