Files

PDFs

There is not a quick uploader for PDFs like there is for images, but it can still be done. If you would like to add a PDF rather than a png or jpg, you must upload it to a public site (such as Google Drive). Then in your Space, open the Object picker, select the desired  interactive object (e.g., projector screen or file), and select Embedded website. Copy the publicly shareable file link from Google Drive, altering the URL to end in "preview". For instance:

Original link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RlIH-FVz0BO_4G6ktrsbCTiBrqbaTEx2/view 
Embeddable link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RlIH-FVz0BO_4G6ktrsbCTiBrqbaTEx2/preview

You can also copy any public URL of a PDF and paste that URL into the Embedded website field of the Object picker (e.g., you can upload a PDF to a website you host, then copy the URL, like "www.example.com/file.pdf").

Google Forms

You can easily add a Google Form to your Space! First, create the form in Google. Within Google, select Send in the Top Nav Menu. In the Send form window, for Send via, select the link icon. Copy the link. 

Within your Google form, select Send. Choose the link icon for Send via, then copy the URL.From Gather, open the Object Picker (select Build in the Left Nav Menu of your Space, or select More Objects in the Objects panel of the Mapmaker). You can embed the form in any object, but we recommend using the Document or Bulletin object. Copy the URL of the form in the Website field. Add a helpful Prompt message to tell users what the object is or what you want them to do (e.g., "Enter a raffle!" or "Press x to win!"). 

Open the Object Picker and select an object. In the Object Interaction section, select Embedded website, then copy the form's URL in the Website field. Add a helpful Prompt message!

Select Select, and place the object in your Space. To test, walk up to the interactive object and select x on your keyboard. 

To test, walk up to the interactive object. The object glows yellow and your prompt message displays. Press x to open the form.

The Google Form will open within Gather. To leave the form, select x in the top right corner or press x on your keyboard.

A view of a Google form open in a Gather Space. The form title is Gather Help Center Feedback. The Google form will open in Gather. To leave the form, select x in the top right corner or press x on your keyboard.

Microsoft 365 Documents

You can embed Office 365 documents into Gather using the following process:

  1. Open OneDrive in your file browser or in your web browser. ( https://onedrive.live.com/ )
  2. Right-click the file you wish to embed.
  3. Click Embed
  4. In the panel that appears on the right, copy the text from the Embed field and paste it into a text editor.
  5. Extract the embed link from the IFrame text. What the link will look like is highlighted below  (it's everything between the quotes that comes after 'iframe src=').

<iframe src="https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=[NUMBERS]&resid=[MORE NUMBERS]%[NUMBERS]&authkey=[NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]&em=2" width="402" height="346" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

      6) Paste that embed link into the 'Website (URL)' field.