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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 web pages 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.

screenshot of clicking on username

screenshot of change password

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 your username in the upper right. You will see selections where you can type your description/blog address and upload your picture.

showing your description

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.

You can see a list of your student names by going to your profile page (click on your username in the upper right corner) and then clicking on See a list of student accounts.

link on profile page to student list

Delete Your Account

Just send an 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.

About the "LiveBinder It" Bookmarklet



Bookmarklet in IE

"LiveBinder It" is a bookmarking tool that you can add to your browser toolbar. 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 toolbar:

LiveBinders Video
What is LiveBinder It?

Adding "LiveBinder It" to IE

  1. Right-click on this button: LiveBinder It
  2. Select Add to Favorites
  3. Click Yes in the "Security Alert"
  4. Under Create in choose the Links folder (for IE7) or the Favorites Bar (for IE9 & IE10)

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 View listed there.

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

Adding "LiveBinder It" to 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

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

Adding "LiveBinder It" to Chrome

  1. Check that you have Always show bookmarks toolbar 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 paste 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"

If you can't use the "LiveBinder It" bookmarklet because of your school's policy, there is 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

Tabs, Sub Tabs, and Base Tabs

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.

You can add more than one page to a tab by adding sub tabs. If you have an upgraded account, you can add base tabs to your sub tabs for a third level of content. Sub tabs are just another layer of tabs in a binder and can be added to an existing tab. When you click on a sub tab you open another page. Sub tabs are located in the grey area underneath a selected tab, as you can see below.

If you want to add more content to your sub tabs, you will need base tabs. Base tabs add a third layer of tabs in a binder can and be added to any existing sub tab. When you click on a base tab you open another page. Base tabs are located in the grey area underneath a selected sub tab, as you can see below. Base tabs are only available to our subscribers.


screenshot of tabs in a binder

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 shelf or click on the Edit icon (the binder with a pen) in the top bar 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 on how to add tabs:

add tabs and sub tabs by either clicking on the top menu options or 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 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 page. Open the binder in Edit mode and double click the text area of the tab or sub tab you want to rename and type the desired name.

screenshot of changing tab name

To type a longer tab name, click on Add Content and type in the box there.

screenshot of larger field for changing tab name

Copying and Moving Tabs and Sub tabs

Log in to your account and select the binder you want to edit from the My page.

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 (click multiple times to move multiple positions)
  • Move a tab right (click multiple times to move multiple positions)
  • Move a sub tab to a main tab - Use Move Tab Up One Level
  • Move a main tab to a sub tab - Use Move Tab Down One Level
screenshot of how to move tabs

Change the Color of a Tab

Select the tab that you want to color, then select the tab's pull-down menu by clicking on the red 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

Note: You can change a sub tab color or a base tab color but you won't see the change until you move to another tab.

Delete a Tab

Select the tab, sub tab, or base tab that you want to delete. Click on the red arrow next to the tab name. Select Delete from the pull-down menu and then confirm the deletion in the pop-up window.

screenshot of how to delete a tab

Adding Text to a LiveBinder

  1. Go into your binder in Edit mode
  2. 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
  3. Click on Text Layout
  4. Select a layout with all text or a combination of media and text by clicking on the desired layout button
  5. Then double click in the desired text pane and start typing
adding text to a tab in a binder

If you need to add images inside the text box, or you are copy/pasting from MS Word into the text box, please see this section.

Import Delicious Bookmarks

  1. Log in 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 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. You can upgrade to upload larger files.

Please note: Uploaded files are public in the free version of the product. Our subscription version offers private uploaded documents. You can upgrade to upload private files. 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:

Collaborator Upload

If both the binder owner and the collaborator are subscribers, the collaborator can upload their file to the binder owner's account. This is the default for our subscibers. This box can be unchecked if uploading to the owner's account is not desired.

select 'upload file to binder owner account' in the editor

Upload Multiple Files

To upload multiple files do the following:

  1. Mouse over your username in the upper right corner and select My Uploaded Files.
  2. Upload files on the dashboard
  3. You will be taken to the file upload page. On this page you can manage your uploaded documents and upload multiple documents.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Add to binder option

There may be occasions where you prefer to have your uploaded files show as links instead of showing up as content in the tab or sub tab. Here is how to do that:

  1. Switch to a text-only template on a tab or sub tab by clicking on Add Content then Text Layout and selecting a layout that says "Text"
  2. Do not click in the text box
  3. Upload your files using Add Content then Upload Files
  4. 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

To clear the contents of a tab, but not the tab name or color, do the following:

  1. Click on the tab with the content that you wish to clear
  2. Then click on the red triangle that brings up the tab menu
  3. Select Clear Tab Contents from that menu
clear a link or a document from a tab

Embed a Flickr Image

  1. Go to the tab, in Edit mode, where you want the Flickr image.
  2. Click on Add Content > Add Other Content > Flickr
  3. Use a search term to search for your desired image. Use the ">>" to scroll through the results
  4. Click on the desired image to insert it in the current tab

If you are going to be using images that you uploaded to Flickr, be sure to give them unique tags from your Flickr account. Also, you must have the Flickr attribution set in order to see the images 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 then 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 > Binder Look > 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 page 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 in that box
  3. Click on Save at the top of the Binder Settings menu

Change Your Binder Cover

You can use an image for your 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 uploaded 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, either .jpg, .gif, or .png
    • You have copyright authority to upload the image
    • The image is mostly square in shape (equal height and width)
  4. Click on Upload a File. Select a file from your local computer and click on Upload. You should see your binder cover change.

  5. screenshot of 'File Upload'
  6. 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.

  7. screenshot of 'Add Other Content'


Embed a YouTube Video

If you just insert a YouTube page in the binder, it will show up 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'

If you are already on the YouTube page, it will be easier to use the YouTube embed code. Please see Using Embed Codes below.

Embed a Dropbox Document

Note: Dropbox recently changed their policy and pdf documents will now show up as downloads instead of embedded in the binder. If you want pdf documents embedded in the binder, you can upload them directly to LiveBinders or use Google Docs or Box.net.

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 sub tab
screenshot of 'Embedding a Dropbox document'

Embed a QR Code

You can embed a QR code for the current binder or for another site. This is often convenient when you are giving a presentation and want to give your audience a link on the projector.

  • Go to a new tab
  • 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.

  • Go to a new tab in your binder
  • Click on Add Content
  • Click on Add Other Content
  • Click on Embed Code
  • Paste the embed code in the box
  • Click on Insert
  • Close the Add Content window to see the content embedded in the tab
screenshot of 'inserting embed code'

Change Binder Categories

  • Log in to your account
  • Open the binder in Edit mode that you would like to change from the My page
  • Click on the Binder Settings button
  • Under Binder Name, Author, Tags, etc. scroll down to the Category drop down menu
  • Use the drop down to select the appropriate category
  • Click on Save at the top of the Binder Settings menu
screenshot of how to change category of binder

Privacy Settings

  • Log in to your account
  • Open the binder in Edit mode that you would like to change from the My page
  • Click on the Binder Settings button
  • Click on the Binder Access link
  • Use the Access drop down to select the desired privacy setting:
    • 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
  • Click on Save at the top of the Binder Settings menu
screenshot of where to change privacy settings

Sharing Private Binders

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

Anyone who wants to see the binder will need an access key. You type in the access key in the Binder Settings under Binder 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.

Access keys can be phrases with spaces (but not commas.)

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 inside binder, you can find out more information about the binder by clicking on the Details link. This detail page will have information about when the binder was created, when it was last edited, and all tabs in the binder and their links.

screenshot of Details link in a binder

Change Binder Colors

You can change a binder's background color and default tab color from the Binder Settings menu under Binder Look. To change individual tab colors, use the yellow arrow pull-down menu next to the selected tab.

screenshot of color selection

Binder Author Name

Your username will show up by default as "Binder Author" inside the binder and on the shelf. 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 and click on Save at the top of the Binder Settings menu, the name you typed in will show up as the author name 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 > Binder Look and use the drop-down labeled Default Tab View.

Please note that the editor only shows the stacked tab view. But viewers of your binder will see your binder in the format that you selected.

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 icon > Email option 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 clicking on Share icon > Link or Embed from within the binder you want to embed. See image below:

    Selecting Embed from binder
    Using the Share 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 an access key. Type in the access key in the Binder Settings > Access in the box labeled Key when you are editing your binder.

    Where you type in your 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.

    You can send someone a link to a specific tab, sub tab, or base tab in a binder. To do that, go to the desired tab in the binder and click on the Share icon in the top bar. Click on Link or Embed and copy the URL labeled Link to Current Tab in Binder.

    Linking to a specific tab

    Embedding a Binder

    You can embed a binder onto your blog page, wiki page or website. To do this from within a binder,

    1. Click on the the Share icon in the top bar
    2. Click on Link or Embed in the upper right corner of the binder
    3. Selecting Embed from binder
      Screenshot of the Embed icon in the binder
    4. Click on More Link/Embed Options
    5. Copy the html code provided in the box labeled Embed a Binder Icon:
    6. Paste this code into the html of your website. If you are using a wiki, there may be a special window for pasting embed codes

    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 web page. This may or may not look good depending upon how many tabs and sub tabs are in the binder. Binders with fewer tabs and sub tabs look better in a small window than binders with lots of tabs. Just follow the step above, but copy the code from the box labeled Embed an Open Binder:

    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 click on the Copy link under the Add icon in the top line 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

    The present feature lets you show a binder without any of the distractions of the top bar or "useful" information. To do this from within a binder by click on View icon in the upper right corner then Present.

    Selecting Embed from binder

    Collaborate on a Binder

    Multiple people can collaborate on the same binder as long as they all have LiveBinders accounts. They can add and delete tabs and sub tabs, change text/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 inside the editor.

    From the shelf, click on Options from the mouseover select Collaborate.

    From the editor, click on Binder Settings then Add/Remove Collaborators under Access.

    How to collaborate    or Adding a collaborator inside the editor

    You must know the email addresses of the people you would like to invite as collaborators 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, than 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 page click on the Start a Blank Shelf icon to the left 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 top line, click on the "+" icon and select Add to Shelf.

    Add to Shelf from Shelf   Add to Shelf from inside a binder

    Give your shelf a name, description, and tags. This will help you and other people find your shelves within LiveBinders. If your shelf is public, people can also search for it 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 custom shelves.

    There are two ways to add binders to your shelf:

    1. From the the featured page or another shelf, mouse over the binder to see the Options menu and 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.
    2. From within the binder you are viewing, click on the Add to Shelf link located under the "+" icon in the top bar of the binder.

    Add to Shelf New Shelf Add to Shelf New Shelf

    Share a Shelf

    Share Shelf

    On your My 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 under Shelf Details.

    Sharing a public shelf

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

    Viewing a public shelf

    Sharing Private Custom Shelves

    Access key for shelf

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

    To set your access key for your shelf,

    1. Click on your shelf from your My page
    2. Click on the Options menu
    3. Go to Change Properties and type an access key in the box labeled Access Key

    To share your private customized shelf, click on the Share and Embed link from the Options drop down menu located under Shelf Details. Copy the link and email both the link and the access key to the person with whom you would like to share your binder.

    Embed a Shelf

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

    First find the shelf you want to embed by clicking on an author name or on one of your shelves. Then click on the Options button in Shelf Details or the Share/Embed icon link.

    Click on 'Embed this shelf' 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. There is also an optional List View of your binders. Cut and paste the desired 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 this page.

    Change the Name/Description of a Shelf

    To change the name of a shelf, just click on the Options button under Shelf Details and then click on Change Properties to bring up a menu to change your shelf properties.

    Change Shelf Properties

    Delete a Shelf

    To delete a shelf, just click on the Options button under Shelf Details and then click on Delete this Shelf.

    Delete Shelf

    Print Text

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

    2. Text within LiveBinders:
      • Chrome and IE: Right click on the text and select Print from the drop-down menu.
      • Safari: Right click on the text and select Print Frame from the drop-down menu.
      • Firefox: Right click on the text and select This Frame then Print Frame from the drop-down menu.

    Auto-save

    Auto-save is designed to automatically save your binder. If auto-save is taking too long, or seems to be saving too often, there is one of two possible problems:

    1. Your connection is slow or spotty
    2. Your binder is too large

    It isn't the number of tabs that can make a binder too large, but more often something in the text frames causing the problem. If you copy/paste an image into a text frame, this will cause the binder to be too large, or if you copy/paste text from Microsoft Word.

    If you are seeing a problem with slow auto-saves, please contact support immediately and provide a link to your binder.

    If you need to have an image in a text frame, please follow the steps below:

    1. Create a temporary tab
    2. In the temporary tab, click on Add Content then Upload a File
    3. Upload the file from your computer. You will see the file and a url at the top
    4. Enter url box
    5. Copy the URL from the box that says Enter a URL:
    6. Go to your destination tab in the binder and click in the text box
    7. Click on the tree icon at the top of the text box
    8. Tree icon in toolbar
    9. Paste the URL in there and click on Insert

    You should see your image in the text. You can continue to use the same temporary tab for other images and then just delete it when you are done.

    If you need to copy/paste from MS Word, please follow the steps below:

    1. Copy the text from MS Word
    2. Click in the destination text box in your binder
    3. Click on the W icon in that text box
    4. W in toolbar
    5. Paste the text in the pop-up window
    6. Click on Insert

    Delete a Binder

    To delete a binder:

    1. Go to your My page
    2. Mouse over the binder you wish to delete and click on Options
    3. Click on Delete from Account

    Your binder will be deleted, but will be saved for 30 days in case you want to undelete it.

    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 are accessible from the deleted binders page.

    To access your deleted binders:

    1. Go to your My page
    2. Click on the Deleted Binders link on your dashboard. That will take you to a page that has all your deleted binders for the past 30 days
    3. 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 shelf. Please note that the access will be "Private - Copy Disabled". You may need to make your binder public again, if that is what you wanted.

    screenshot of 'Recently Deleted Binders' page

    Delete Files

    Deleting uploaded files in a binder does not delete them from your account.

    1. To delete them from your account, you need to go to the file manager by hovering over your username and clicking on My Uploaded Files
    2. Upload files on the dashboard
    3. You will see all your files, and their sizes, listed under Manage Uploaded Files. Put a checkbox next to any file that you wish to delete
    4. Click on the Delete link above the files.

    Those files will be removed and you will regain the space that they were using in your account.

    Screenshot of delete files