Online File Conversion

I discovered a gem of a website a few weeks ago after reading one of our organizations blogs. The website is http://www.zamzar.com . Basically it is a free online file conversion website. This is a very handy application to have because many times you may need a specific file, let’s say a Word doc file, to be a PDF file. If you go to this website you are able to convert the Word file to a PDF file in just minutes. Sometimes there is a little wait, but it is free so no complaining on my part. Here are some file formats that Zamzar converts:

  • Document formats
  • Image formats
  • Music formats
  • Video formats
  • Compressed formats

There is a maximum upload of 100 mb which can be split between up to five different files.  The process of converting a file is simple:

  1. Select the file to convert.
  2. Choose the format to convert to.
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Click on convert.

In a matter of minutes or sometimes longer you will receive an email message containing the link to your new file.

Adding Screenshots

Adding Screenshots to documents and presentations is really easy. Just follow these simple steps to add a screenshot image similar to this one:

 PowerPoint Screen Shot

  • To capture the screen image, simply press the Print Screen button on your keyboard. It is usually located in the upper right corner and sometimes labeled “Prt Scrn.”
  • Open the document or presentation you want to place the image into.
  • Click “paste” on the standard toolbar.
  • Treat the screen shot just like any other image.
  • You can also paste the image in Microsoft Paint or another image editing software and make changes to it.