I've been trying to share a conceptual sitemap made with Freemind. I cannot share the real file but I am showing below a similar file.
At first I tried with SVG as shown below but it worked only in Chrome 7 (but it didn't work in Firefox 3.6 or in IE8)
Conclusion: not working in most browser for now.
I didn't want to go with an image because the file is very large and I prefered having it within a container... I thought a PDF might be better.
Important: this is a test file. The file I want to upload is quite bigger (1200px wide by 2000px long)
I didn't want it to be a file to download because I want people to be able to view it immediately.
I went to Google Docs and "Uploaded" my PDF (without OCR). Just a plain PDF.
I found out that with Insert> Google Docs that you cannot insert PDF.
I tried with the gadget: Google Documents Viewer
I used the link given in "Sharing" preferences of the uploaded PDF: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0BzVQuEOyEmvWYjA4NGE2MmEtYzE1YS00ODE2LWE1YWItMThiNGM4MDgxZDc3&hl=en
In case the above Gadget is working for you, it is not working for me. What I am seeing is this (an posting the screenshot below):
So I tried with another Widget: the "Embedded Google Docs Viewer".
HOWEVER while it works here-above (at least it's working for me) in the above example, the result I am getting with the "domain shared" file is instead looking like this:
In any case I shared it within my domain (a google app enabled domain) and I am trying to view it while being logged in.
I tried signing out and reconnecting to no avail.
The document was shared with:
So I tried with yet another Gadget called: "Include gadget (iframe)"
Sometimes I am getting "Sorry we are unable to retreive the document for viewing"... somethimes I am getting this (here I used an image to make sure you'd see it like me):
Two issues with this:
To wrap up, I have also tried to upload rhe file in a File Cabinet page and then use the link for it in the various Gadgets. I got various results. Typically I got the result you can see just above. Sometimes without the Google Docs menus. But always with the sidebar to the right.