Improving your Scribd reading experience, one document at a time

At Scribd, we’re focused on creating the easiest, most fun reading experience online. For two years we’ve listened to your feedback, pounded Red Bulls, and tinkered away. Today we’re excited to announce the first major redesign of Scribd’s popular document reader.

Key improvements:

Simpler navigation — Clearer options for reading in dynamic “Book,” “Scroll,” and “Slideshow” modes, expanding to fullscreen, and downloading a file. You can also manually resize the entire reader in a fun, “Apple-like” way by dragging the bottom right corner.

Better in-document search — New, pop-up search tracking displays each mention of a particular word or phrase and takes you directly to the relevant passages with a single click. Learn whether a book or article contains a specific topic in mere seconds.

Instantly share your docs on Facebook, Twitter, and embed on other sites — Share “What you’re reading on Scribd” with your Twitter and Facebook friends without losing your bookmark. Quickly embed your favorite documents anywhere across the Web.

For now these updates will affect documents only, but we plan to extend the redesign to Scribd embeds soon.

Let us know what you think!
The Scribd Team


  1. Bill Reed

    Is there an easy way to add a doc, from someone else, to a group from the document? I had to switch to the old viewer to do so!

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  3. mazbook

    I thought Amazon’s search system was bad, but Scribd’s is far worse. Even if you put in the EXACT NAME of a book you know is on Scribd, it won’t find it.

    1. Kris

      Since there is so many fields of splicaeties that I have a choice of, I still really can’t choose one. So I am going base on my personal experiences. My original goal back in high school and maybe even before that, was to work in a Neonatal ICU! I had a brother that passed before he had his first birthday from heart complications, and that year I spent a lot of time at hospitals with my parents. My goal the first couple of years was to work with babies just like him. That was until I had my own children, I would of still loved to have worked in that career field but the heart ache I would most likely endure when one of those babies did not make it home. I could not have handled!On to more positive experiences, I have worked with the elderly and Geriatrics interests me very much. Being surrounded with people that have lived a fulfilled life is so much more rewarding. Even though at times it is the ending stages of their lives, and it is sad when someone does pass. It’s less of a heartache to know that most of the time they are ready to move on. They are still very dependent on you and when you are able to help them with their needs that’s the most rewarding of all, plus you form a special relationship with the patients and their families.

      1. Donna Stafford

        Kris, very interesting stuff. I volunteered in various places for many years, like Crisis Centre, Hospice House, Heartbeat (a group for those who have list loved ones to suicide), etc. But I spent a couple of hours in a children s loss group…left and cried for hours. I have so much admiration for people who CAN work with children! I’m 70 now and don’t volunteer much anymore, but can see how you could adjust to working with seniors. I love my life and all those in it, but if I were called Home tomorrow, that would be okay, too!

    2. Riyadii

      No navio em que trabalho temos o seu glosse1rio, mas acho eshranto que ele sf3 e9 em portugueas-ingleas, sendo bem difedcil achar a palavra de ingleas-portugueas.Fiquei feliz em saber que he1 uma verse3o online com ferramenta de busca, o que ajudaria muito aqui a bordo, mas ne3o consigo encontrar esse link atualizado. Onde o encontro, por favor?

  4. thewinster

    Please Please Please!

    When will you people start supporting djvu files? There are tonnes and tonnes of files and thesis that can be scanned and distributed as djvus! For example, the easiest way to distribute handwritten notes would be to use djvu files!

    Please please please! Can’t you make it soon? How much change of code does it require, compared to a makeover? Maybe a codec touchup?

  5. datagoodies

    How can I include a scribd doc in my scribd group?

  6. fixator

    It looks awful! The feel and vibe is gone. It seems more difficult now. How do I switch back to another view. No, no, no…

    1. scribd

      Select “Read in Classic Mode” at the bottom right if you’d like to read a document using the older version of our document reader. Thanks!

      1. Bill Reed

        On July 11th I complained about their not being a way, in the new look and feel” to add docs to groups. After getting no response, I had to figure the “read in calsic mode” trick on my own. Now after over two weeks you tell us.

        1. fixator

          It just goes to show that the scribd-team is not serious about customer service/complaints. It is a sad situation when a very useful service becomes unfriendly towards its users.

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