Need some help from an Adobe Savvy person.

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    Nov 23, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    I'm not really great with computers when it comes to converting files and stuff. I'm attempting to upload my transcripts which I scanned to my online application for graduate school. I'm trying to...

    A. Combine 2 pages into one file (I scanned them into "Paint")

    B. Convert it into pdf format.

    Thanks.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 23, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    do you have a full version of Adobe Acrobat?
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    Nov 23, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    just get adobe writer and you can do all of that with a couple clicks of the mouse.

    you don't even have to buy the product. adobe allows a 30 day test trial. they'll send you the dvd. thereafter you will have to pay.

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    Nov 23, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidI'm not really great with computers when it comes to converting files and stuff. I'm attempting to upload my transcripts which I scanned to my online application for graduate school. I'm trying to...

    A. Combine 2 pages into one file (I scanned them into "Paint")

    B. Convert it into pdf format.

    Thanks.

    a) Does it have to be all in one page?

    b) If the above answer is no, then paste the images into a MS Word document. One image per page. Make sure the image is scaled properly. Then install CutePDF..

    http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

    After you have installed CutePDF, go back to your Word document. Go to File menu, select Print. And when you see the Print window, select "CutePDF" as your printer. Then click OK. You should see a prompt asking you where you want to save the PDF file. Done.
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    Nov 23, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
    I have used this site, there is no set up of an account required, or install. It is a new breed of "online free pdf editors" Just upload your files and rearrange the pages and combine a final outoput.

    Try PDF Hammer: http://www.nitropdf.com/free/hammer/index.htm




    I have now purchased adobe acrobat. However, theres is a lot of open-source sofware alternatives to Acrobat. This site lists 50 open source for pdf editing and creating:

    http://www.cogniview.com/convert-pdf-to-excel/post/pdf-editing-creation-50-open-sourcefree-alternatives-to-adobe-acrobat/

    Hope this helps
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    Nov 23, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    Go get PDFCreator at

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

    It'll convert just about anything.

    If you're still having trouble, send me an email and we'll fix you up.

    No need to buy Acrobat. PDF Creator is free, and works as a printer in Windoze.

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    Nov 24, 2009 5:26 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I figured it out when I was writing a paper in open office. It has an icon for "export to pdf file" sitting there staring at me (I do have the full version). So with XRich's suggestion, I cut and paste my transcripts into open office and presto!

    Good thing I'm not going for a masters in Computer Science huh.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Thanks for the replies. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 24, 2009 8:34 AM GMT
    Yep, Open Office works, too. We use that here, too.