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Adding PDF pages into ACI

Discussion in 'ACI (Appraisers Choice) Software' started by Obsolescent, Aug 25, 2009.

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  1. Obsolescent

    Obsolescent Senior Member

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    Jul 6, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    I am trying to include a single PDF page into the actual ACI report and keep getting error messages that its not supported. I suspect this is operator error. Anyone know how to do this?

    I tried inserting it into an "Extra Document Page." and an "Extra Map Page" but I get an error message that states Format type pdf is not supported.

    I used the search feature for the forum but only came up with instructions on how to add pdf pages to an existing pdf document. This isn't what I need to do.

    I also tried scanning the document as a photo but it froze up the computer because I guess the image is too large. I dunno. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Elite Member

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    Sep 28, 2003
    Professional Status:
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    copying the page into WORD first............then copying and pasting from WORD into Comments Addendum page............works for me. for photo copy n paste separately into a blank photo page ..........first.......then reduce it there.............copy again and past into comments addendum

    old fashioned manual approach which usually works fine for me.

    hunting round I just found this METHOD .......SEE RANDOLPH KINNEYS' SECOND POST >>>

    USE MAP PAGE NOT ADDENDUM PAGE ..>> http://www.aciweb.com/forums/p/231/269.aspx
     
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  3. Kevin Keck

    Kevin Keck Junior Member

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    Jun 2, 2006
    Professional Status:
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    Ohio
    I have been able to save pdf files as jpg files and paste them into the report. This works for a single page but is a PITA for multiple pages.
     
  4. Flygirl 152

    Flygirl 152 Senior Member

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    May 3, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    I sometimes use the "print screen" function on the keyboard, then put the image into photo shop. Once the image is in photos shop, I then save it to my desktop as a jpeg. I close photo shop and then go to a extra map page and select "insert map', then take the image from my desktop into my report.

    The "print screen" method works good if you want to take data from the MLS and put it into your report.
     
  5. Obsolescent

    Obsolescent Senior Member

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    Jul 6, 2004
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    State:
    Illinois
    Thanks for your help. I was trying to insert a copy of a receipt for some work the homeowner had done regarding remediating underground storage (oil) tank.

    Inserting a pdf should be a pretty elementary procedure that ACI should be able to handle without crashing the program.

    With SFREP its insert image, etc. or simply copy and paste. Done.

    I was able to do it with SnagIt. (a really handy program and its free)
     
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  6. HangInThere

    HangInThere Sophomore Member

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    Nov 11, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Wisconsin
    Go to the extra map page and right click to open gallery

    Click on open gallery from twain device and select your scanner.

    Select the option you wish (color/black and white)

    Click on Scan or preview

    Click ok and the image should be placed on the map page.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. EDWARD BERRY

    EDWARD BERRY Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Arkansas
    No Straight Forward Method---but Many Other Ways As Presented Here.
    I Use A Free Wp Program Called Jarte-
    Screen Capture By Most Any Program, Save File. Then It Will Insert Into Addendum Page Or Map Page.

    If You Scan A Page, Another Poster Has Method.

    Also, By Using "advanced Pdf Combiner" (google It) A Pdf File Can Be Combined With An Aci Pdf File. Pita, But Doable.

    Good Luck.
     
  8. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Senior Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Wisconsin
    99% of my reports go out of the office as pdfs, using Acrobat to create the pdfs.

    Once you have created your ACI pdf you can simply import another pdf into the ACI pdf. Its a piece of cake to do, not a PITA.

    Once you have your ACI pdf made and open just click on the Acrobat Documents tab and then on the Insert page command. Navigate to the pdf you want to import, and you are good to go.

    Dave
     
  9. EDWARD BERRY

    EDWARD BERRY Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    Arkansas
    Dave, You Rich Appraisers Can Buy Acrobat. Us Po Folks Has To 'improvise".

    Wish I Was Up Your Way In The Kool Lakes.
    Arkie Ed
     
  10. BlueDog007

    BlueDog007 Member

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    Jan 25, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    South Carolina

    I do not see open gallery when I click inside fo the extra map page?!?!?
     
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