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Can a PDF output fiel be into an appraisal report?

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As most of us do, I get images, documents, or some sort of data from an Internet Source that I need for an appraisal, and then print it out on the HP 2100. From the hard copy, I get the information needed for the appraisal. Then maybe a day later, I need that same piece of paper. Can't find it. It's here OK, but under some other paper, or somewhere in the mess on my desk.


The other day, I found that some types of data from another source can't directly be saved to a ZIP disk. But it can be printed to a PDF Printer, and then saved on the ZIP Disk, let's say, in D: I do that for everything I've captured from some other source. Then, if I need it again, I don't have to lift up every piece of paper on my desk to see if it's under there.

Instead, I go to D: and there is a list of all the files saved. Then just open it and print it again. Voila! Time consuming? Weird? Maybe so. Just starting to try this.

Next, we know that most image files (pictures and maps) can be put into the appraisal program with a la mode Photo or Map Tools. But if there is a PDF file saved to the ZIP disk, a la mode's Athena disk read shows no PDF files are there.

Does anyone know how to get PDF output into an appraisal report? I have a la mode's Athena. I know that any hard copy image can be scanned and captured in the appraisal report, but it's slow, and makes a large bitmap file.

I think it would be great to be able put PDF output into a report. Can it be done? How?

Comments will be appreciated.
 

EDWARD BERRY

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Its a little hairy but :
in pdf
edit-select all-copy

bring uP MSWORD

edit-paste

then copy select phrases to report.

ed in arkansas.
 

slacker

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As most of us do, I get images, documents, or some sort of data from an Internet Source that I need for an appraisal, and then print it out on the HP 2100.

<span style='color:blue'>For every job I create a seperate folder to hold all the digital info including pictures, exported M&S cost reports, e-fax's, web pages, etc....

Instead of priting web pages I just save them as a *.html.doc so I can view them anytime off-line without printing. It's easy to cut and paste info into the report too.

Saves ink and you won't be looking under mounds a paper for a piece you printed the day before.

I would can the "Zip Drive" and get a CD burner too.</span>
 
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Slacker,

Making folders for each kind of exibit works for me, too.

I tried copying the MLS data from Paragon, and saving it to D: as OcalaMLS131937.html.doc. But what I got was only all the graphics around the text area. Text area blank.

Ed' s suggestion worked: Select all, copy and paste worked. Except I did it a slightly different way.

Thanks for your response. Maybe I did not do the HTML method correctly.
 

EDWARD BERRY

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Certified General Appraiser
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Arkansas
ANOTHER WAY IS TO:

alt -print screen(that puts the monitor into clipboard)

in MSWORD-control V.

Then right click and edit the image as you want.

to save as jpeg--copy into POWER POINT

then save as a jpeg file

works down here in arkansas
 
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