"Public on the Web" Sharing Links Are Requiring Sign In
Browser & Operating System (e.g. Firefox/Mac OSX): Firefox on Windows Vista
Free consumer account (@gmail, @yahoo...) or Google Apps account (@yourdomain): "mark.g...@yahoo.com"
Describe the steps you took that produced this error: Setting the share settings to "Public on the web."
Copy and paste any error messages: No error messages.
I have a PDF file requiring login:
So it would appear that my PDF files on Google Docs are requiring login, even if others' aren't. I had set initially to Anyone with the Link, then set to Public, and it still requires login. I just uploaded the PDF, there is no converting checked in the settings.
I've a Google Sites Web Resume with links to docs set to public...Word Resume, References, etc. All were working perfectly..until today.
As people have noted, Word Docs....require one to sign into a google account...any google account... to view. PDFs links set to public open as before. Also, all other links in the Google Sites page...links to prior company web sites, links to financial terms/functions within prior positions etc.... still working perfectly.
This thread was related to an issue with sharing from a year ago which was fixed a week later. To avoid further confusion I'm going to close out this thread. If you are having problems with sharing try to change your sharing permissions to Private and then back to Anyone with a link or Public. If you continue to have trouble, please start a new thread. There are no known issues at this time regarding sharing and setting documents to Public.
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