Publish Your Document

Share Lucidchart document with anyone on the web by publishing it to a unique Lucidchart webpage or permanent PDF link, or embedding it into your own webpage. Unlike static exported versions of documents, published documents are fully interactive, so you can add links to external sites or pages that viewers can click on.

To publish your document, follow these steps:
  1. Open a document in the editor and click Share in the top right corner, or hover over the document thumbnail in the Documents page and click Share.


  2. Click Advanced.


  3. Select the Publish finger tab.


  4. Select a publishing type from the dropdown (URL, PDF, or image).


  5. If you have selected to publish your document as an image file, choose your desired format and content quality. If you would like to protect your document with a password, check the box next to Require Password.
  6. Click Generate Link, Publish Page or Publish Selection to generate a URL of the published document.


    Click the paperclip to copy the link and the trash icon to remove it.

Note: If you want to publish a selection of a page, click “Area Selection” from the drop down menu, close out of the Publishing dialog, then click and drag your cursor around the area you want to publish. When you return to the dialog, the area selection will appear as a published link.

To embed a Lucidchart document in a website, blog, or wiki, follow these steps:
  1. Open the document.
  2. Click Share in the top right corner.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click the Embed finger tab on the left.
  5. Use the options at the top of the dialog to adjust the size of your embed frame.
  6. Click Activate Embed Code.
  7. Copy the HTML snippet and paste it into the code of your web page. This code can be used with a normal HTML img src tag.
You can preview the experience of someone viewing your embedded document by clicking View Preview in the sharing dialog after you have activated your code.

The embedded document will contain the following features:
  • Open in Lucidchart
  • View in full-screen mode
  • Show notes, Show hotspots, Use WebGL
  • Toggle pages in tab, thumbnail, and list mode
  • Explore document frame
  • Zoom in/out of document
  • Interact with actions and layers

All published documents created by users are not indexed by search engines because we disallow crawling by using the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt), so Google and other search engines are unable to crawl your published Lucidchart documents.

For additional security, we recommend password protecting your shared and published documents. To add a password to your published documents, click the orange “Share” button, click “Advanced,” click “Publish,” enable “Require Password,” enter the desired password, and click “Generate Link.”

To password protect your embedded documents, follow the above steps to generate a password protected document link. Then, copy-and-paste the password protected link into the embed code to replace the current document link found after “src=” in the HTML code (see screenshot below).


Note: Password protection is a Team and Enterprise account feature. Please see our account types article for more information about premium features.

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