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What Can PDF Format Do for Teachers

By eSchool News
November 5th, 2009

Only blackboard and books are not enough for today’s education. Teachers are facing the challenge of finding the creative ways to teach. However, many of teachers’ time are taken by preparing for classes, and many teachers have not found the best way to share information and knowledge. Having a good command of PDF technology can solve many problems. Creating PDF and converting PDF to Office applications are the basic skill of using PDF format.

Create PDF for Class

In the past, it took almost a week for teachers to prepare for class. They needed to create course guide, homework, test paper and so on, most of them are on paper. They had to printing out thousands of materials and handed to the students. Obviously, half of the time and energy are taken up with paperwork. With the development of computer and Internet, many materials are in electronic format. PowerPoint presentation is a must-have in classroom, Word document is the basic requirement for both teachers and students.

But there is another problem, how can the students open the Word document or PowerPoint without Microsoft Office? Students’ budget is always tight, Microsoft Office is not as cheap as paper. So saving the Word document or PowerPoint files as PDF files, let students view class material with free PDF reader is the best solution.

As we know that Microsoft Office 2007 has added a new function of ‘save as PDF’, just install the add-on from Microsoft Office’s official website for free, creating PDF is not a problem. If teachers are using the former version, such as 2003, 98 and so on, some free PDF creators, such as cutePDF are available. Open the PDF file, click ‘print’, and then you can see PDF format is in the options.

After PDF creation, share the PDF related to class on the Internet or via E-mail, or upload to FTP. Students only need to install a free Adobe reader. Then everybody can get, everybody can read.

Convert PDF Back to Word or PowerPoint

To help the students understand better, teachers need to collect more related resources from other books, the Internet.
Usually, useful information are save in PDF format, some of the PDF files are even restricted from copying or printing. So that teachers need to copy and paste page by page or retype again in Word document or PowerPoint files. It is really time-consuming. Is there an easier way to get the content from PDF files?

With AnyBizSoft PDF to Word converter, teachers can easily convert the whole PDF file into Word document, so that they can edit or copy easily. Or they can even convert PDF to PowerPoint files using PDF to PowerPoint Converter, share the PDF directly in PowerPoint presentation in classes. Like I mentioned above, PDF to PowerPoint Converter is also useful for students. Those students who have Microsoft Office can convert the PDF given by teachers back to PowerPoint, so that they can highlight the content, add comment and so on.

Or teachers can just upgrade to the 4-in-1 PDF Converter developed by AnyBizSoft Studio. It supports convert PDF to Word, PowerPoint, HTML and Text, which is really a time saver.

If they found some information from a book, they don’t have to retype the content from again, just scan the book to PDF format and convert it to Word document using OCR converter. Some online services such as the ocrterminal.com are free.

In conclusion, PDF format is a great assistant for teachers. With PDF technology, teachers can work more efficiently, so that they could put more energy actually in teaching and doing research.

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What Can PDF Format Do for Teachers

By eSchool News
November 5th, 2009

Only blackboard and books are not enough for today’s education. Teachers are facing the challenge of finding the creative ways to teach. However, many of teachers’ time are taken by preparing for classes, and many teachers have not found the best way to share information and knowledge. Having a good command of PDF technology can solve many problems. Creating PDF and converting PDF to Office applications are the basic skill of using PDF format.

Create PDF for Class

In the past, it took almost a week for teachers to prepare for class. They needed to create course guide, homework, test paper and so on, most of them are on paper. They had to printing out thousands of materials and handed to the students. Obviously, half of the time and energy are taken up with paperwork. With the development of computer and Internet, many materials are in electronic format. PowerPoint presentation is a must-have in classroom, Word document is the basic requirement for both teachers and students.

But there is another problem, how can the students open the Word document or PowerPoint without Microsoft Office? Students’ budget is always tight, Microsoft Office is not as cheap as paper. So saving the Word document or PowerPoint files as PDF files, let students view class material with free PDF reader is the best solution.

As we know that Microsoft Office 2007 has added a new function of ‘save as PDF’, just install the add-on from Microsoft Office’s official website for free, creating PDF is not a problem. If teachers are using the former version, such as 2003, 98 and so on, some free PDF creators, such as cutePDF are available. Open the PDF file, click ‘print’, and then you can see PDF format is in the options.

After PDF creation, share the PDF related to class on the Internet or via E-mail, or upload to FTP. Students only need to install a free Adobe reader. Then everybody can get, everybody can read.

Convert PDF Back to Word or PowerPoint

To help the students understand better, teachers need to collect more related resources from other books, the Internet.
Usually, useful information are save in PDF format, some of the PDF files are even restricted from copying or printing. So that teachers need to copy and paste page by page or retype again in Word document or PowerPoint files. It is really time-consuming. Is there an easier way to get the content from PDF files?

With AnyBizSoft PDF to Word converter, teachers can easily convert the whole PDF file into Word document, so that they can edit or copy easily. Or they can even convert PDF to PowerPoint files using PDF to PowerPoint Converter, share the PDF directly in PowerPoint presentation in classes. Like I mentioned above, PDF to PowerPoint Converter is also useful for students. Those students who have Microsoft Office can convert the PDF given by teachers back to PowerPoint, so that they can highlight the content, add comment and so on.

Or teachers can just upgrade to the 4-in-1 PDF Converter developed by AnyBizSoft Studio. It supports convert PDF to Word, PowerPoint, HTML and Text, which is really a time saver.

If they found some information from a book, they don’t have to retype the content from again, just scan the book to PDF format and convert it to Word document using OCR converter. Some online services such as the ocrterminal.com are free.

In conclusion, PDF format is a great assistant for teachers. With PDF technology, teachers can work more efficiently, so that they could put more energy actually in teaching and doing research.

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