Allowing attachments of PDFs
... (subject to copyright) for user created bookmarks. There's no telling where online reports etc get moved to, and uploading to a public dropbox and then pasting the URL seems long-winded.
We won’t be focusing on this now due to low votes in the 2012 Ideas Survey. However, we do feel that the ability to attach documents to reading lists would be useful, so its in our longer term backlog
Linda Jones commented
Think word copying may not fit bill as a lot of material I would want to link to is in the form of official documents a Word copy wouldn't be as authoritative as a Home Office pdf and not sure change of format would not breach Open Government Licence
AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented
Following our conversation, a thought that just dawned on me - have you seen the Pages function? Rich web editor where you can copy existing - or author new - content. Will also take copied text from a Word document, and preserve all formatting.
Gets a permanent URL also.
When you're editing a list, you will see it at the top of your list of bookmarks on the right. Just drag it on.
May be an alternative to PDF upload, though probably not a replacement.