I can easily add photos to memories, but the site won't let me add a document. Why is that?
The formats and the file size limits are below:
You may also upload some image files as a document
depends what you mean by "documents'
as stated documents shoudl be saved in pdf format.
Word allows for saving in pdf format.
and most any document of any other format (such as powerpoint, excel and most all others - can easily be converted to pdf format - via a pdf print option)
If the document you are trying to add to Memories is in pdf format you will only be able to add it in the Documents section of Memories. If the document is in a photo format, you can add both in Photos and in Documents.
I have the same document in hand-writing, odt, doc, docx, and pdf. Is there any preferred format. This doc is originally a hand-written 489 page book that works down to a 154 page pdf. I would like to just load it once and then point to it by reference. There are a lot a family names in this doc, mentioning a lot of surnames, going all the way back to 980 AD. Surprisingly, it also has a lot of individual stories, that I have broken off into several pieces in both pdf and html. One family name goes continuously down the line with 21 generations.
most 489 page pdf's wont come in under the 15MB Memories size limit though it depends upon the type of content.
ILOVEPDF is a great FREE tool to allow for file compression, file splitting, and many other services that help in the documents you upload to Memories,