Help with uploading documents

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  1. mego65

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    I am trying to upload my letters of reference and credential to my job application. However, when I scan it into my computer it is a jpeg and it has to be pdf or rtf. I can't find a way to change it over.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. palla

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    Do you have it in a standard word processing program, like MS Word? If so, click "Save As..." and then in the file type field, click on the drop down menu and look for Rich Text Format. That is a .rtf file.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Mego,

    Here is the "easy" way to do it. Do you have a current version of Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect? If so, open a new (blank) document. Insert a file ...and select the jpeg you have scanned. Adjust the size so it fits on the page. Now you can either save it, and instead of Microsoft Word Document, change the file type to rich text format. That is the first way. The second way is to publish to a pdf from the same document. Either way should work easily.

    If you have any additional questions, just let me know or pm me.
     
  5. mego65

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    Thank You Rainstorm. I was seriously ready to scream.
     
  6. mego65

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    Ok, I was able to get the documents into rtf. But, they are way too large. Now, what should I do?
     
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    You should probably convert them to pdf (a lot of times I have documents that were too large, but when converted to pdf they were easily small enough). You can easily get free pdf converter if you don't already have one, just search "free pdf converter" and lots of sites will pop up. This is the one I use http://www.dopdf.com/.
     
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    I downloaded Cute PDF writer - it's a print application. Any document you have you go to "print" then chose Cute PDF as the printer. It'll save it as a PDF file and then give you the option of where to save it. I love it because when I posted items on my class website, the kids couldn't get into Word and change the directions!
     
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    Thanks everyone I was finally able to turn in my first application with documents! Now, just 15 more to go.
     
  11. AnonyMS

    AnonyMS SpEd Para! BASE room aide! RTI Facilitator!

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    OH, great. I am going to be in the same situation, I'm sure. I am going to be filling out my application tomorrow morning. My files are all scanned and in JPEG format. I have NO IDEA how to change them over to PDF.
     
  12. McKennaL

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    Re-"save as" them... as palla said.

    File -> Save As -> there are two lines:
    (1)Title of the saved file
    (2) A drop down menu of how it will be stored
    (choose pdf not jpeg)
     
  13. RainStorm

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    TxSandMom,
    Good news -- it isn't hard! If you have Microsoft Word, bring up a new document. Now open a file inside (your jpet). Enlarge it until it fits on the page. Now, instead of hitting "saving as" choose "publish to" and choose PDF as your selection.

    That's all there is to it.

    Hope it helps.
     
  14. AnonyMS

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    Okay, thanks! I will try. I do have that Cute Writer thing... and it's cute, too! lol
     

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