How Can I Upload a PDF File to Facebook?

Introduction

Facebook groups allow group members to post documents such as PDF and DOCX files, but there is no option for you to upload a document in a regular post in a Facebook profile. As a workaround, convert the PDF file to an image using the file conversion tool in apps such as Adobe Acrobat or GIMP and post the file as an photo.

Upload a PDF File to a Facebook Group

Step 1: Log into your Facebook account and locate the Groups section on the left sidebar. Choose one of your groups. In this example, the group is called "Share your wisdom."

Click one of your groups on the sidebar.
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Step 2: Click the Add File tab in the post editing section.

Click "Add File."
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Step 3: Click the Choose File button to upload a PDF file from your computer.

Click "Choose File."
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Step 4: Navigate to the PDF file you want to upload to your Facebook group and click Open.

Choose the PDF file and click "Open."
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Step 5: Note that the PDF file appears in the post editing box and click Post to publish your post.

Click "Post."
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Convert a PDF File to an Image to Upload to Facebook with GIMP

Step 1: Open the PDF file you want to upload to your Facebook account in GIMP. Click Export As in the File menu.

Open a PDF file in GIMP.
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Step 2: Choose an image file type, such as PNG, and name the file. Click Export.

Export the file as an image.
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Step 3: Leave the default selections in the Export Image as PNG window and click Export. The image can now be posted as an attachment in any Facebook post.

Click "Export" to export the file.
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Convert a PDF File to an Image to Upload to Facebook with Adobe Acrobat

Step 1: Open the PDF file you want to upload to your Facebook account in Adobe Acrobat. Choose Save As from the File menu.

Choose "Save As" from "File."
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Step 2: Choose an image type in the Save as Type box, such as JPEG or PNG, and click Save to convert the PDF file to an image.

Choose an image type and click "Save."
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Step 3: Post the image to Facebook as an attachment in any post.

Click "Photo/Video" and click "Upload Photo/Video."
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Convert a PDF to an Image to Upload to Facebook with PDF2JPG.net

Step 1: Open a Web browser and go to PDF2jpg.net.

Go to pdf2jpg.net.
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Step 2: Choose the quality for the JPG from the drop-down menu and click Choose a PDF file.

Choose the quality and click Choose a PDF File.
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Step 3: Choose the PDF file to upload and click Open.

Choose a PDF file and click "Open."
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Step 4: Click Convert PDF to JPG.

Click "Convert PDF to JPG."
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Step 5: Click Download to download the JPG file or files. There is one JPG file for each page of the PDF that you converted.

Download your JPG file or files.
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Step 6: Select Save File and click OK. The image can now be posted as an attachment in any Facebook post.

Save the file.
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