Some clients of ours want to embed the following PDF in their website: https://docs.google.com/a/upshift.co.nz/file/d/0B39VaSipB41-ODk3WFRfSWRSV0k/preview

Unfortunately the viewer shows a left-hand navigation by default - which makes the presentation too wide for the website.

Is there a way of removing the left-hand navigation?


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I found the following solution in this forum thread (all props to Yajeng). Fist get the document ID in the URL:


Then use it like:


Or like:

<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=<DOCUMENT-ID>&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true" width="640px" height="480px"></iframe>
  • Cool :) Check this other answer that I wrote after this one, it got a couple of more tips.
    – brasofilo
    Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 21:30
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    Google Docs viewer (https://docs.google.com/viewer?...) was retired. See the reference on my answer to another question. Commented Mar 9, 2018 at 14:56

At this time the viewer doesn't show a left-hand navigation as you can see on the following screenshot taken after following the link in the question.

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