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Importing deed or plot plan into ACI

Discussion in 'ACI (Appraisers Choice) Software' started by Mad Viking, Mar 16, 2009.

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  1. Mad Viking

    Mad Viking New Member

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    Hello,

    I am new to ACI software and am having a problem trying to figure out how to import a deed and plot plan into my report. I would like to import the deed or plot plan (or whatever) into an empty map page if possible.

    I am able to import the deed into my addendum but it comes through as a reduced copy and looks like hell. What do most others do?

    Any help would be appreciated. I was on hold with tech support earlier and had to give up. Thanks.

    Norm
     
  2. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

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    Jun 18, 2003
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    I don't know anything about ACI software so while you're waiting for the ACI boys to come along you could try:

    Print the file to adobe to produce a pdf and then stick that in blank addendum page;

    Left-click and then drag your mouse to highlight the image and then right-click and chose copy; Open MS Word (2007 if you have it) and start a new document - hold down control and press "v" which will paste the image into the document. Save the doc. as a pdf or whatever file type ACI needs for exhibit addenda;

    Use a screen print tool such as "snippet" to make a copy of the map at whatever size works best - save as a .jpg.;
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  3. CigarDad

    CigarDad Junior Member

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    Sep 10, 2007
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    Go to Add/Remove Forms

    Scroll down to "Extra Image Page"

    Click on the arrow adding the page to your appraisal. You can add as many pages as you need.

    Then use the image program to place your plat map or other image onto the blank page.
     
  4. EDWARD BERRY

    EDWARD BERRY Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    State:
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    Most Screen Captures Can Be Copy And Paste Into Aci.

    Sometimes Not--say In The Map Page Form.

    On Some From Mls Data, I Screen Capture, Paste Into Wordpad, Then Select All-then Copy And Then Paste Into Aci Forms.



    Sometimes I Have To Copy A Picture Into Paint Net Save As A Jpg , Then Insert Into Aci.

    Never Figured Out Why But I Think I Has To Do With Them There Pixel Forms.


    Good Luck Ed.
     
  5. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Senior Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
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    Viking:

    Since you are new to ACI the best thing to do is:

    Open Report, click on the Help tab at the top.
    Then click on the On Line Manual tab.
    Then click on the ACI Report Manual tab.
    That will download an ACI report manual as a 161 page pdf.
    Print it out if you want to, but you can browse it on line too.
    Spend time with the manual and you will find most, if not all, answers on how to use the ACI package of programs.

    Dave
     
  6. Mad Viking

    Mad Viking New Member

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    Thanks for all of the responses. Dave, I have downloaded the manual like you said.

    I did import the deed and map into the aci addendum. However, once I did this, manuevering around the report became very, very slow.

    I've got a lot to learn.
     
  7. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Senior Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
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    Wisconsin
    Viking:

    My first thought about the slow action is "are you using the zoo file extension or the aci file extension for your reports?" The aci files are much faster than the zoo files, and they are usually a lot smaller files too.

    How did you import the deed? Scanner? If so, what resolution did you use? A high resolution setting is usually not necessary for scanning documents into a report. I usually use a setting of 96, sometimes 150 if I need a better image.

    Provide details on how you imported the documents. Maybe someone can suggest the reason for the slow action.

    Dave
     
  8. Mad Viking

    Mad Viking New Member

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    Thanks again Dave. I'll check the resolution on my scanner.
     
  9. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

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    Jun 18, 2003
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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  10. Obsolescent

    Obsolescent Senior Member

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    Jul 6, 2004
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    Illinois
    large picture or map files will crash ACI. Be careful
     
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