As the school year is winding down, it is evaluation time. Over the course of this year I have had questions from a lot of staff on the best way to edit a PDF. I've been searching for a solution for awhile. PDFs are created so that they cannot be edited. Some solutions are costly, tricky, and time consuming.
I came across DocHub as an add on for Google Drive. I have vetted a few other solutions and this is the least limiting and free!
Here are the directions for use:
1. Go to dochub.com (bookmark this site for future reference!)
2. Click blue login button at the top right – you can choose “with e-mail address” or I recommend “with Google” and use your school Google account.
3. The site will walk you through account creation.
4. Once you are in, Click the plus sign in the top right to start working on a document
5. Choose “import new document”
6. On the screen, click the button that says “computer” or you can use “Google Drive” and locate the master PDF blank document.
7. Click the green “create document” button
8. Use the tools in the top right to type (the text letter A) and the check stamp to fill in boxes.
a. If your text box isn't long enough, hover over the box and use the small square to stretch the box longer
9. Once complete you can use:
-the blue printer icon button in the top right to print
-the white arrow in the blue box to export out.
(You can export the file into Google drive or download it as a new finalized PDF)
If you try out this tool, let me know what you think!
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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