In this Help and Information tutorial you will learn 5 ways to scan and combine all pages of assignments into a single PDF document.
Method 1: Using any computer with Online2PDF.
If you are using a computer, there are many FREE online PDF converters and merging websites that will combine the files for you.
In order to use these options you will need to have scans or pictures of the pages of your assignment
Begin by scanning each page of the assignment and saving the scans to a location where you can easily access them on your computer. Try to ensure that all images are right side up.
The best one that we found was called Online2PDF (https://online2pdf.com/) that will take multiple types of files (pdf, ppt, docx, etc) and will convert and combine all of your files into a single PDF document. This can also be use to reduce the file size of a pdf so that the file can be emailed (https://online2pdf.com/reduce-pdf-file-size).
To use Online2PDF, click the "Select files" button or simply drag and drop the files that you want to merge. Then click the "Convert" button. The merged PDF file should begin to download to your computer. Open it and save the document with your name, class, and assignment description such as "John Doe WA10 Activity 1.2" The document is now ready to be submitted to your instructor
Method 2: Using Google Docs
If you have taken pictures or scanned your documents as images (.jpg, .png) then you can also use google docs to combine them into a single file. Google docs is an online version of Microsoft Word that is free (you need a gmail account).
Go to docs.google.com and sign in with your google account. Hit the blue plus button to create a new document. Copy and paste your images into the google doc one image per page. Select File > Download as > PDF document. Make sure to save your file with an appropriate name that identifies you, your class, and the assignment being handed in (ex. John Doe WA10 Activity 1.2).
This method can also be done using Microsoft Word if you have access to it.
Method 3: Scan documents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Notes app
- Open Notes and select a note or create a new one.
- Tap the Camera button to start scanning a document in Notes, then tap Scan Documents .
- Place your document in view of the camera.
- If your device is in Auto mode, your document will automatically scan. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap the Shutter button tap the Shutter button to scan or one of the Volume buttons. Then drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, then tap Keep Scan.
- Tap Save or add additional scans to the document.
article source: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT210336
Method 4: From an Android phone - Microsoft Lens
How to use Microsoft Lens tutorial: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/microsoft-lens-for-android-ec124207-0049-4201-afaf-b5874a8e6f2b
Google Play store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens&hl=en_CA&gl=US
Method 5: Email to yourself from a Mobile Device
You can also email the files to yourself, download them on your computer then merge them or reduce their size using one of the other computer options above.
If you have any questions, email us at DLChelpdesk@sunwestsd.ca