I just read a great piece on an undocumented feature of Google Documents that allows you to make an iframe to embed a Google Document (.pdf, or ppt were mentioned). Edited to Add - I just tried this with a .doc file and it worked great!
I am going to give this a test. I've had challenges in the past embedding PowerPoint files on a Websphere Portal page, so this could be handy.
Here is the link from the Google Operating System blog. And below is the result of test code they used which I believe links to the original thesis describing what would become Google.
Edited to Add: Cool, it worked. Its too wide for my page as written so I am making the iframe less wide than the original. I may not be a programmer but I do know how to change pixel sizes on widgets and even keep aspect ratios although with this widget it didn't require worrying about aspect ration, it has automated scroll bars as well as a zoom in/zoom out button. Very nice. (I never smoosh people's heads by shrinking photos incorrectly. Yes, that is one of my pet peeves.)