Remember that Scan2C can link to ANY place on the web including Youtube, Facebook, etc BUT if the desired documents are NOT already on the web - that is quickly and easily achieved. Google Docs & Google Sheets , both included free with your free Google account, will allow you to create original word processing document and spreadsheets OR to import those documents from other programs such as MS Word and MS Excel.
From your browser go to "https://drive.google.com
". Press the big red "New" button on the upper right and select either :
"Google Sheets" to create a new spreadsheet or to import one from another platform such as Microsoft Excel OR
"Google Docs" to create a text , image, or PDF document - or to import from another platform such as Microsoft Word.
If importing an EXISTING document go to the 'File
' menu (top right) and select "open
", then select the file type and the file. If NOT importing, create your document.
When the document is complete , go to the "File
" menu and select "Publish to the web
'. Google will then give you the url where it is storing that sheet or word document. Your documents are now online in a "read only" mode (anyone can read, only you can change) ! .
BONUS : If you want to link to a particular spot on the Google document that you just published as a web page, that too is easy, but slightly technical. .
1) Make sure that text you want to link directly too is a "Heading". You can easily convert text into a heading in Google Docs. (You will need to exit the Doc for changes to be implemented) .
2) Highlight the heading on the web page you want to link to - press the RIGHT mouse button and a box will popup, select the" inspect element"..
3) The browser will display something like this
< h3="" class="c0 c1" id="h.xxxxx"> Pump1 <>< 3=""> ..
We want the "h.xxxxx" text..
4) Add a #h.xxxxx to the end of the url of the web page. (note the '#' in front of the h.xxxx).
So if the web page is .
and the h.xxx generated for this heading is h.z9p4a5aq5adv.
Then the new link that takes us directly to that heading is