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Issues Viewing Embedded Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet from Skydrive

  1. fantasygumshoe
    Member

    Hello,

    I'm having issues after embedding my spreadsheets from Excel via Skydrive. I've followed all the steps to the T. I:

    share>embed>edit the view>copy the generated code at the bottom of the screen>paste into a post on WordPress.

    When I paste the code and then hit preview, everything looks to be okay and viewable. However, when I save the draft, the short code appears to be auto-converted per the steps, but when I click on preview at this point the spreadsheets are no longer viewable.

    I have not had any luck with the troubleshooting steps. Please any one available assist with this one as I'm stumped! I'm far from a web developer, and the directions seem easy enough, but it's just not working.

    The blog I need help with is fantasygumshoe.com.

  2. fantasygumshoe
    Member

    Is anyone on staff available to help with this?

  3. Hello there,
    See here please: Accepted file types http://en.support.wordpress.com/accepted-filetypes/

    The following processes are outlined particularly for users who wish to upload a document and add its download link to a blog post or page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/uploading-documents/

    If you want to embed the document itself into a post, then you will have to use a third party application like Scribd or Google Docs.
    See here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/scribd/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/

  4. fantasygumshoe
    Member

    Thank you for the support! So I have been able to do that successfully, but I really don't want the reader to have to click this link to then have to go and view the content. They also then see the entire spreasdheet. I want to simply share the data from within the data range only directly on the blog.

    So are you saying that I would need to get some kind of plug-in that will accomplish this?

  5. Hi again,
    I provided the only two options available to free hosted WordPress.com bloggers above. :)

    re: plugins
    WordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins. There is no upgrade you can purchase that will provide FTP access and the ability to install plugins, upload themes, and/or edit templates and themes in a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/adding-new-themes/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    To use plugins you must hire a web host and then set up your own WordPress.org install.

  6. fantasygumshoe
    Member

    Forgive my enormous ignorance, but I'm on fantasygumshoe.com -

    I assume that just means what I paid for was really just to shorten the URL from fantasygumshoe.wordpress.com to fantasygumshoe.com?

    I just assumed I wouldn't be considered as "free" as I'm paying a yearly fee.

    And again - many thanks!

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