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Browser Support

For PC users, LiveBinders is compatible with Firefox 21 and higher, Safari 4.0.5 and higher, Chrome 30 and higher, and I.E. 9.0 and higher.

For Mac users, LiveBinders is compatible with Safari 6.0.0, Chrome 30 and higher, and Firefox 21 and higher.

You must have javascript turned on in your browser in order to see the contents of a binder. If the binder opens, but none of the content loads, please check your javascript settings.

Other Requirements

While not a requirement, we suggest that you add the "LiveBinder It" bookmarklet to your browser, which lets you add webpages to a new or existing binder while you are browsing the web. Learn more about "LiveBinder It" here or go to LiveBinder It to add it to your browser.

Change Your Password, Preferences, and Email Address

To change your email preferences or email address, just click on your username at the top of the page. You will see a form with your current address and preferences. You can change any of the options shown, but you will need to enter your password again to make the change.

clear a link

Add Your Description/URL and Picture to Your Account

Your description and picture can be added on your account information page. To access this page, click on click on your username in the upper right. You will see selections where you can type your description/blog address and upload your picture.

clear a link

Your description and/or picture will show up whenever someone clicks on your name as a binder author:

clear a link

Sign up a student with a teacher or parent email

Students may sign up for LiveBinders using a teacher or parent's email. If the student forgets their password, an email will be sent to the teacher or parent's email address.

If you, as a teacher, already have a LiveBinders account, you may want to use a different email address for your student sign-ups. This is just in case the student enters your email address in the retrieve password box instead of their username.

student sign up page

If your student forgets their password, they should enter their username in the student section of the retrieve password page.

student retrieve password page

If your student will be collaborating with other students on a binder, the email they will need to use will be a combination of your email and the student username. For example, if your email is teacher@domain.com, then the student's email (for collaboration purposes) will be teacher+studentusername@domain.com.

Delete Your Account

Just send and email to support@livebinders.com with your username in the email. If you are not using the email address that you signed up with, we will need a confirmation from your sign-up email address. Your account and all associated binders will be removed ASAP.

Please feel free to share with us the reason for deleting your account. We deeply appreciate the feedback!

Bookmark to a Binder - Adding to Binders While You Browse

You can add web pages while you browse the web through our LiveBinder It feature. It is a bookmarklet tool that you add to your browser toolbar so you can add web pages that you find to a new or existing binder - without ever leaving the page.

"LiveBinder It" Bookmarklet



Bookmarklet in IE

"LiveBinder It" is a bookmarking tool that you can add to your browser tool bar. While you are browsing the web, you can add web pages directly into one of your binders or into a new binder in your account by clicking on the LiveBinder It link. This way, you can add pages without having to go to the LiveBinders site. It is a quicker and easier way to add web pages to your binders.

Check out this video to see how to use LiveBinder It from your tool bar:

LiveBinders Video
What is LiveBinder It?

Adding "LiveBinder It" to IE

Right-click on this button: LiveBinder It and then select "Add to Favorites". Click "Yes" in the "Security Alert" box. Then under "Create in" choose the "links" folder (for IE7) or the "Favorites Bar" (for IE8 & IE9).

If you don't see "LiveBinder It" in your toolbar (like below image), make sure you select "View >> toolbars >> links" from the "View" menu or click on the ">>" icon on the right side of your toolbar and you should see it listed. (For IE7 & IE8).

Bookmarklet in IE

For IE9, right click on the area to the right of the tabs at the top and check "Favorites Bar".

Where to click on IE9

View this video on adding the LiveBinder It bookmarklet in IE 7:

LiveBinders Video
How do I add
LiveBinder It on
Internet Explorer?

Adding "LiveBinder It" Firefox

Simply drag this button: LiveBinder It up to your toolbar. That's it!

If you don't see "LiveBinder It" in your toolbar (like image below), make sure you select "View >> toolbars >> bookmarks toolbar" from the "View" menu and you should see it.

Bookmarklet in Firefox

View this video on adding bookmarklet in Firefox:

Adding "LiveBinder It" to Safari

Simply drag this button: LiveBinder It up to your toolbar. That's it!

If you don't see "LiveBinder It" in your toolbar (like image below), make sure you select "View >> show bookmarks bar" from the "View" menu and you should see it.

bookmarklet screenshot safari

View this video on adding the LiveBinder It bookmarklet in Safari:

Adding "LiveBinder It" to Chrome

  1. Check that you have "Always show bookmarks tool bar" checked in your browser settings.

  2. Then simply drag this link: LiveBinder It up to your bookmarks bar. That's it!

Adding "LiveBinder It" Bookmarklet to an iPad

There are two ways to add "LiveBinder It" to the iPad. One is to add it on to Safari on your Mac and then sync your bookmarks with the iPad. Here is an explanation of how to sync your bookmarks from your Mac to your iPad.

The second option isn't easy, but it will add the LiveBinder It feature to your iPad. Hopefully Apple will soon come out with a better way to add bookmarklets!

screenshot of ipad - where to add bookmark
  1. In Safari, click on the square with the arrow icon at the top of your browser
  2. Click on the "Add Bookmark"
  3. For the name, type in "Livebinder It"
  4. Click on "Save"
  5. Click on the bookmark icon
  6. Click on "Edit" in the top right corner of the bookmarks menu
  7. Click on the "LiveBinder It" bookmark
  8. Under "LiveBinder It", cut and past the following:

    javascript:var%20w%20=%20window.open('http://www.livebinders.com/media/add_url?url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'&description='+encodeURIComponent(document.title),'LiveBinders',%20'scrollbars=0,status=0,resizable=1,location=0,toolbar=0,width=850,height=700');(function(){setTimeout('w.focus()',1000);})();

  9. Click on "Done" on the keyboard.

Saving Sites Without Using "LiveBinder It"

What if you can't view your LiveBinder It bookmarklet on Internet Explorer because of your school's network - Is there another way to add links?

If you haven't already created a binder then:

  • Go to the tab "Create Binder"
  • Look for the link under that tab that says "Start a Blank Binder"
  • Fill out the form
  • When you click on "Create New Binder" you will be inside your binder
  • You can cut and paste links into the yellow area that says "Enter URL:"
  • You can change the tab names by just typing in them
  • There is more help under the "Quick Guide" link in the upper right

Tabs and Subtabs

Tabs organize content in a binder. A binder contains many web pages, or documents, where each web page/document is represented by a tab. For example, a binder with 20 tabs has a total of 20 web pages inside.

A user can add more than one page to a tab by adding subtabs. Subtabs are just another layer of tabs in a binder, but can only be added to an existing tab. When you click on a subtab you open another page. Subtabs are located in the grey area underneath a selected tab, as you can see below:


screenshot of tabs in a binder
A screenshot of an open tab

Edit a LiveBinder

After logging in, select the binder you want to edit. You can either click on the yellow "Edit" button from your "My Binders" shelf or click on the "Edit" link in the upper right once you are inside the binder. When you are in edit mode in your binder, you can add, rename, and delete tabs as well as insert new urls and upload other content. See the screenshot below:

add tabs and subtabs by either clicking on the top menu ooptions or clicking on the yellow arrow next to the tab

To add content to your binder, click on the "Add Content" button.

add links, upload files, add other content, set text layout

To change a tab name, individual tab color, default tab color, or tab layout simply click on the "Tab Settings" button.

change tab name or color

To change binder information such as its name, description, and default tab color, click on the "Binder Settings" button.

change Binder Settings

Rename a Tab

Log in to your account. Select the binder you want to edit from the "My Binders" tab. Open the binder in Edit mode and double click the text area of the tab or subtab you want to rename and type the desired name.

screenshot of changing tab name

Copying and Moving Tabs and Subtabs

Log in to your account and select the binder you want to edit from the "My Binders" tab.

Then select the tab that you want to move or copy, then click on the "Copy/Move Tab" button. Select the action you wish to take. You can do the following from the "Copy/Move Tab" menu:

  • Copy a tab
  • Paste a tab
  • Copy a tab to a different binder - Use "Copy Tab to Binder..."
  • Move a tab left
  • Move a tab right
  • Move a subtab to a main tab
  • Move a main tab to a subtab - Use "Move Tab to Subtab"
  • Move a subtab to a subtab - Use "Move Tab to Subtab"
screenshot of how to move tabs

Change the Color of a Tab

You will need to be in the "Custom" (default) color template in order to change a tab color.

Select the tab that you want to color, then select the tab's pull-down menu by clicking on the yellow arrow next to the tab title.

screenshot of how to change tab color

There are three options for tab colors - a color picker, a color palette, and a selection of named colors. Select a color and click "Apply".

screenshot of selecting tab color

Delete a Tab

Select the tab or subtab that you want to delete. Click on the yellow arrow next to the tab name. Select "Delete" from the pulldown menu and then confirm the deletion in the pop-up window.

screenshot of how to delete a tab

Adding Text to a LiveBinder

Go into your binder in Edit mode. Go to the tab where you would like to add text and click on the "Add Content" button in the toolbar at the top of the page. Click on "Text Layout". Select a layout with all text or a combination of media and text by clicking on the desired layout button. Then double click in the desired text pane and start typing.

adding text to a tab in a binder

Import Delicious Bookmarks

  1. Login to your LiveBinders account
  2. Open an existing binder or create a new binder
  3. Add a blank tab for your link
  4. Click on the "Add Content" button above the binder's tabs
  5. Click on "Add Other Content"
  6. Select the "My Delicious" tab
  7. Enter in your Delicious login and password and click on "Get All" button
  8. Click on the Delicious link that you want to put in the binder
  9. The page associated with that link will appear in the binder tab
Delicious bookmarks import

Reuse Content From Other Binders

LiveBinders keeps track of every page in your binder. If you want to re-use web pages from a previous binder:

  1. Go to a new tab and select the "Add Content" button in your binder
  2. Click on "Add Other Content" and then select the "My Binders" tab
  3. The default search term is "ALL" (all in Capital Letters) which will bring up all your content, or you can type in your own search term
  4. Click "Find"

Results will display with the most recent first.

All my LiveBinders content

Upload a File to a Binder

To upload a single file, log in and open the desired binder in Edit mode.

  1. Click on the "Add Content" button in the upper left of the binder
  2. Click on "Upload File"
  3. Click on the "Browse" or "Choose File" button to find the file on your desktop
  4. Click "Upload"

There is currently a 5MB file size limit on file uploads for the free version of the product.

Please note: Uploaded files are public in the free version of the product. Our subscription version offers private uploaded documents. To learn more about Document Security for your uploaded content, click here.

select 'file upload' in the editor

Note: You can upload any type of file, but Microsoft Office documents will show up as a link inside the binder. PDF files will show up inside the binder on all browsers except on FireFox for the Mac. To have .pdf files show up inside the binder (instead of downloaded) for FF on the Mac, you will need the PDF viewer plug-in found here http://code.google.com/p/firefox-mac-pdf/. JPG files will show up inside the binder on all browsers.

If you want to see documents in all browsers, upload your documents to Google Docs. A Google Doc will have a url that can be added to the binder. Alternatively you can covert documents to .pdf. Recent versions of Microsoft Office offer output to .pdf. There are also several PDF conversion tools found in this binder:

Upload Multiple Files

To upload multiple files, go back to your "My Binders" page. Under your Dashboard on the left, click on "Uploads".

Upload files on the dashboard

You will be taken to the file upload page. On this page you can manage your uploaded documents and upload multiple documents.

To upload multiple documents, click on the "Upload Files" link and then click on the "Add Files" button or drag your files into that box.

Once your upload is complete, you can add the files to your binder by checking them in the "Manage Uploaded Files " section, then clicking on "Add To Binder..." This will open an instance of "LiveBinder It" that will allow you to add those files to any of your binders.

Add to binder option

There are occasions where you may prefer to have your uploaded files as links instead of showing up in the tab or subtab. To have your documents show up as links, switch to a text-only template on a tab or subtab using the "Text Layout" feature under "Binder Content". Then upload your files. Each file will show up as a link. You can change the text on the link to make it more descriptive by clicking in front of the link and typing. Once you type the text, you can delete the remainder of the link.

Uploading files as links

Clear a Tab

Click on the tab with the link that you want to clear. Then click on the yellow triagle that brings up the tab menu. Select "Clear Tab Contents" from that menu.

clear a link or a document from a tab

Embed a Flickr Image

If these are your images give them unique tags from your Flickr account. Then edit your binder and go to the tab where you want the Flickr image. You can then search for it using the Flickr search tool located under "Add Content" > "Add Other Content" > "Flickr".

Also, you must have the Flickr attribution set in order to see them in LiveBinders. To set the attribution, do the following:

  1. Go to your photo in Flickr
  2. In the lower right click on "Owner Settings" click on "Attribution"
  3. You can choose between 3 attributes: Attribution Creative Commons, Attribution -ShareAlike Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons
  4. It sometimes takes a little while for the settings to take effect

Flickr images can be used as a cover for your binder. After inserting the image, click on "Binder Settings" > "Select Binder Cover" > "Use Current Tab" to change the binder cover to your new image.

Change a Binder Name

Log in to your account. Open the binder you'd like to change from the "My Binders" tab by clicking on the yellow edit button below the binder.

  1. From inside the binder, click on "Binder Settings"
  2. You will see the binder title, type a new title
  3. Click on "Save" at the bottom of the Binder Settings menu

Change Your Binder Cover

You can create a graphical binder cover using one of these methods:

  1. Use a current tab for your binder cover. It needs to be either an uploaded .jpg, .png, or .gif image or a Flickr/YouTube image inserted with our search tool under "Add Content".
  2. Upload a .gif or .jpg image. The image does not have to be any particular size, but it works best when it is square.
  3. Use our search tool to find an image on Flickr, YouTube, Dropbox, or in content that you have already uploaded.

Go into your binder in Edit mode. If you are planning to use a tab for the binder cover, go to that tab. Click on "Binder Settings at the top", then click on "Select Binder Cover". You will see a menu with the three options.

  1. If you want to use the current tab as a binder cover, just click on "Use Current Tab". The content in the tab needs to be either an upload image or a Flickr or YouTube image imported through the "Add Content" menu.

  2. screenshot of 'Select Image for Binder Cover'
  3. If you want to upload a file for your cover, please make sure of the following:
    • The file is an image, .jpg, .gif, or .png
    • You have copyright authority to upload the image
    • The image will fit best on the cover if it is square in shape.
    Click on "Upload a File". Select a file from your local computer and click on "Upload". You should see your binder cover change.

  4. screenshot of 'File Upload'
  5. You can also use an image from Flickr's creative commons library. Just click on "Add Other Content" and use a search term to search for an image. When you find one you like, just click on the image and it will be inserted as the binder cover. You can also do this with a YouTube search by clicking on the YouTube Tab. If you have an image in Dropbox that you would like to use, you can search for that using the Dropbox tab. If you have an image from another binder that you would like to use, you can search for that image using the "My Binders" tab.

  6. screenshot of 'Add Other Content'


Embed a YouTube Video

Currently, a YouTube page will be inserted as a link. In order to embed a YouTube Video in a tab, do the following:

  • Click on "Add Content"
  • Click on "Add Other Content"
  • Click on "YouTube"
  • Type in a key word to help you find the video
  • When you find the desired video, click on the video icon and it will be inserted in your current tab
screenshot of 'Embedding a YouTube Video'

For another alternative, see Using Embed Codes below.

Embed a Dropbox Document

You can easily add documents from Dropbox by going to the tab where you would like the document and then:

  • Click on "Add Content"
  • Click on "Add Other Content"
  • Click on "Dropbox"
  • You will need to sign into your Dropbox account
  • Locate the desired file in Dropbox
  • You can then use one of the buttons to insert the document in the existing tab, a new tab, or a new subtab
screenshot of 'Embedding a Dropbox document'

Embed QR Code

You can embed a QR code for the current binder or for another site. This is often convienent when you are giving a presentation and need people to go to the binder. Go to a new tab and then:

  • Click on "Add Content"
  • Click on "Add Other Content"
  • Click on "QR Codes"
  • To add a QR code for the current binder, click on "Insert" on the line "Insert a QR code linking to this binder"
  • To add a QR code to a different url, type the url in the box and then click on "Insert" next to the box
screenshot of 'Embedding a QR Code'

How to Use "Embed Codes" from Other Products

Many multimedia products offer embed codes so that you can embed them right in your binder. Examples include YouTube, Prezi, and Slideshare. To use embed codes from these products, first find the embed code on their site and copy it. Then go to a new tab in your binder and then:

  • Click on "Add Content"
  • Click on "Add Other Content"
  • Click on "Embed Code"
  • Paste the embed code in the box
  • Click on "Insert"
  • Embed codes require a text template, so LiveBinders will prompt you to change the template if you do not have a text template in the tab
  • Close the "Add Content" window to see the content embeded in the tab
screenshot of 'inserting embed code'

Change Binder Categories

Log in to your account. Open the binder you'd like to change from the "My Binders" tab. Click on the "Binder Settings" button.

screenshot of how to change category of binder

Privacy Settings

Log in to your account. Open the binder you'd like to change from your "My Binders" tab in Edit Mode. Click on the "Binder Settings" button at the top.

The following are the privacy options:

  • Public-Copyable - anyone can see your binder and copy
  • Public-Copy Disabled - anyone can see your binder, but only you can copy it
  • Private-Copyable Only people that you designate, by giving them the url and the access code, can see and copy your binder
  • Private-Copy Disabled - Only people that you designate, by giving them the url and the access code, can see your binder, but only you can copy it

See screenshot below:

screenshot of where to change privacy settings

Sharing Private Binders

You can email a single private binder by emailing the link to one or multiple addresses.

Anyone who wants to see the binder will need a access key. You type in the access key in the "Binder Settings" under "Access" in the box labeled "Key" when you are editing your binder:

Where you type in your access key


Anyone who wants to access the binder will need the access key.

You can type in multiple access keys (if you would like different access keys for different people) by separating them with a comma.

LiveBinder Details

You can find out the date a binder was created, view the description, and see how many people have viewed the binder by selecting "Details" from the "Options" menu located next to the name of the binder.

screenshot of 'Details' from the options menu


Screenshot of "Details" from the Options Menu

If you are in the binder, you can find out more information about the binder by clicking on the "Details" link.

screenshot of Details link in a binder

Change Binder Colors

You can change a binder's background color and tab color from the Binder Settings menu. To change individual tab colors, use the yellow arrow pulldown menu next to the selected tab.

screenshot of color selection

Binder Author Name

Your username will show up by default as "Binder Author" in the binder and on the shelf. But you may want a different name displayed if you are collaborating with others on a binder or if you want to use your real name instead of your username.

If you type a name into the "Binder Author Name" box under "Binder Settings", that is the author name that will show up for that binder.

binder author name under binder settings

Select how the tabs in your binder are viewed

You may want people to view your binder with tabs on the side instead of on the top or, if you have many tabs, you may want to have viewers of your binder use the tab slider instead of the stacked tabs.

To select how your binder will be viewed, go to "Binder Settings" use the dropdown labeled "Default Tab View".

screenshot of selecting the default tab view

Here are examples of the different tab layouts:

screenshot of different tab layouts

Share a LiveBinder

    Sharing Public Binders
  1. You can email public binders to a single or multiple addresses through "Share this LiveBinder" or by cutting and pasting the link into an email message.
  2. You can also embed binder icons on your blog page, website or wiki page by using the "Link/Embed" selection from the Options menu on the binder shelf or by selecting the "Link or Embed" from within the binder you want to embed. See image below:

    Selecting Embed from binder
    Using the "Embed" icon from within the binder

    Sharing Private Binders

    You can email a single private binder by emailing the link to one or multiple addresses.

    Anyone who wants to see the binder will need a access key. You type in the access key in the "Binder Settings" under "Access" in the box labeled "Key" when you are editing your binder:

    Where you type in your access key


    Anyone who wants to access the binder will need the access key.

    You can type in multiple access keys (if you would like different access keys for different people) by separating them with a comma.

    Embedding a Binder

    You can embed a binder onto your blog page, wiki page or website. You can do this from within a binder by clicking on the Share icon then "Link or Embed" in the upper right corner of the binder.

    Selecting Embed from binder
    Screenshot of the Embed icon in the binder

    Copy the html code provided in the "embed" window, and paste it into your website's html page. The binder icon will appear like this one on your web page:

    Selecting Embed from menu
    Screenshot of a LiveBinder icon embedded in a blog post.


    binders on a wiki page
    Screenshot of LiveBinder icons embedded on a Wiki page.


    You can also embed an open binder in a webpage. This may or may not look good depending upon how many tabs and subtabs are in the binder. Binders with fewer tabs and subtabs look better in a small window than binders with lots of tabs.

    Selection for embedding an open binder

    A Binder Icon on Your Desktop

    You can put your LiveBinder on your desktop by dragging the icon next to the url to your desktop. See this video on how to put the livebinder link on your desktop:

    Copy a LiveBinder

    You can copy a binder by selecting "Copy" from the "Options" menu underneath the binder on the shelf. If you are inside a binder you can clicking on the "Copy" link under "Add" in the upper right corner of the binder. Note: the "Copy" link will not show up if the author of the binder has decided that they don't want their binder copied.

    copy from within a binder

    Present a Binder

    You can show a binder in full screen without any distracting elements around it. You can do this from within a binder by clicking on "P" icon in the upper right corner of the binder under "View".

    Selecting Embed from binder

    Collaborate on a Binder

    You can have multiple people collaborate on the same binder as long as they have a LiveBinders account. They can add and delete tabs and subtabs, change text and tab names and edit the binder in every way except for the binder settings, only the author can change the binder settings.

    To invite someone to collaborate on your binder, you can invite them from the shelf or the editor. From the shelf, click on the "Options" menu under the binder and select "Collaborate". From the editor, click on "Binder Settings" then Add/Remove Collaborators under the "Access" title.

    How to collaborate or Adding a collaborator inside the editor

    You must know the email addresses of the people you would like to collaborate on your binder. These need to be the email addresses that they used to sign up at LiveBinders. Type in those email addresses, with commas separating them, then click on "Add".

    If you have a student who used their teacher's email to sign up for LiveBinders, then the other students will need need to use a combination of the teacher's email and the student username to add them as a collaborator. For example, if the teacher's email is teacher@domain.com, then the student's email (for collaboration purposes) will be teacher+studentusername@domain.com.

    Collaboarate Menu

    You can then send email to everyone to let them know that you are inviting them to collaborate:

    Collaborate Email

    See this binder for more details on LiveBinders collaboration.

    Create a Shelf

    Create New Shelf

    In addition to your account shelves, you can also create a shelf to organize your binders with other people's binders. These customized shelves can be private or public.

    Here are three ways you can create a customized shelf:

    1. From the "My Binders Page" click on the "Start a Blank Shelf" icon to the right of your binders.
    2. From the "Options" menu located below any binder icon on a shelf, click on "Add to Shelf" to add that binder to a new shelf.
    3. From within a binder on the lower left, click on the "Add to Shelf" link - this will also add that binder to your shelf.
    Add to Shelf New Shelf   Add to Shelf New Shelf

    Then add a name to your shelf, a description of the shelf, and tags. This will help you and other people find your shelves within LiveBinders as well as from Google.

    Then determine if you want your shelf to be public or private. If you want to share a private binder, you must create an access key. Like a private binder, only those with the access key will be able to view your private shelf.

    Add a Binder to a Shelf

    You can add anyone's public or private binder to your private or public customized shelves.

    There are two ways to add binders to your shelf:

    1. From the "Options" menu located underneath the binder icon on a shelf - click on "Add to Shelf." You will be given the option to add it to a pre-existing shelf or to add it to a new blank shelf (see picture above).
    2. From within the binder you are viewing. Click on the "Add to Shelf" link located under "Add" in the upper right corner of the binder.
    Add to Shelf New Shelf Add to Shelf New Shelf

    Share a Shelf

    Share Shelf

    In your "My Binders" account page, all of your binders are organized on "shelves." There are currently two kinds of shelves in your account: those that can't be shared and those that can be shared.

    1. Private account shelves can't be shared: "All my binders," "All my private binders," "All my collaborative binders," and "Other's collaborative binders."
    2. Your public shelf and any shelf you create are shareable: "All my public binders," and any shelf you create with the "Add to Shelf" link or "Start a blank shelf" link.

    Sharing Public Shelves:

    Like a binder, a shelf has a URL that you can share.

    To share your public shelves, click on the "My Public Binders". You will see several options to the left. You will see a url that can be copied and pasted into an email. You will also see a way to share your shelf on Twitter or Facebook.

    To share someone else's public shelf, click on their name from within a binder or on the shelf below the binder icon. Copy and paste the URL provided to the right of the shelf.

    Sharing my public shelf

    You will see all their binders. You can then tweet, put the link in facebook, or copy and paste the link into an email:

    Sharing my public shelf

    Sharing private customized shelves:

    Access key for shelf

    To share your private customized shelves, you will need to create and provide a private access key for your shelf. Like your private binders, this will allow anyone with the access key to view your private shelf.

    To set your access key, click on your shelf from your "My Binders" page and click on the "Options" menu. Go to "Change Properties" and type in the access key.

    To share your private customized shelf, click on the "Share and Embed" link from the "Options" drop down menu located on the "Shelf Details" page.

    Embed a Shelf

    You can embed a shelf in most blogs and wikis (except the hosted version of Wordpress.)

    To embed your shelf, click on the "Options" button in shelf details or the Share/Embed icon link:

    Sharing my public shelf

    The embed code will be located to the left of the binders.

    Embed a mini shelf in your blog or website

    There are three versions of the embed code. Select the embed code that best fits your destination site. For a post you probably want 3 x 3 binders. For a sidebar, you probably want 1 x 3 binders, or you may want to embed the List View of your binders. Cut and paste the embed code into your blog according to your blog or wiki's instructions.

    For those interested in customizing the embed code further, please see the bottom of this page.

    Change the Name/Description of a Shelf

    Just click on the Options menu in the shelf details and you will see a link to change the shelf properties.

    Change Shelf Properties

    Delete a Shelf

    Just click on the Options menu in the shelf details and you will see a link to delete your shelf.

    Delete Shelf

    Print Text

    1. Word Doc or PDF file: If the text document is a Word document or PDF file, you can use the Word or PDF application to print the document - those applications automatically appear either in your binder or downloads in a separate window. Look for the "print" icon from the Word or PDF menu. This is the easiest way to print text and is another reason to upload files into the binder.


    2. PC - Text within LiveBinders: On the PC, if you want to print text that was typed in or pasted within the binder - you can use your browser's "print" feature.
      • FireFox: Select the text frame you want to print by RIGHT clicking your mouse within that frame. Choose ‘this frame’ then select ‘Print this frame’ to print your text.
      • IE7 IE8: In IE7 and IE8 select the text by holding the mouse down and dragging it over the text you want to print. Then choose ‘print’ from the browser menu and choose "print selection" from the print dialogue box. NOTE: Be sure to choose "print selection" - from the print window.


    3. MAC - Text within LiveBinders: On the MAC, if you want to print text that was typed in or pasted within the binder - you can use your browser's "print" feature.
      • Safari: Select the text frame you want to print by RIGHT clicking your mouse within that frame.(This can be in a blank area around the text.) Choose ‘Print this frame’ to print your text.
      • FireFox: The browser print settings will not allow you to select just the text in the tab page. Select "print" from the browser window to print the complete page, tabs and all. If you want to print just the text, we recommend using Safari.

    Delete a Binder

    Go to your "My Binders" page.

    You can delete a binder by selecting "Delete from All Shelves" from the "Options" menu located under the name of your binder.

    screenshot of 'Delete' from the options menu

    Screenshot of "Delete" from the Options Menu

    Undelete a Binder

    screenshot of 'Undelete' from the Dashboard

    Your deleted binders are saved for 30 days and you can access them on the deleted binders page.

    To access your deleted binders:

    • Go to your "My Binders" page
    • Click on the "Deleted Binders" link on your dashboard. That will take you to a page that has your deleted binders for the last 30 days.
    • To undelete a binder, just click on the "Undelete" link next to the desired binder on the right side.

    Your binder will appear back on your "My Binders" shelf. Please note that the access will be "Private - Copy Disabled". You may need to make your binder public again, if you desire.

    screenshot of 'Recently Deleted Binders' page