Document Conversion

If you have a document that you would like to convert to a text or a Word document Ridgewater College has some software that will allow you to convert a pdf or a picture file. Many of the administrative support staff have been setup to do this. If you would like to be setup for this contact Stacie at x 5738.

Here are the steps to convert a document once you have been setup.

1. Save the document you want converted to your Doc_Convert folder on N: if you are a Willmar Staff/Faculty and R: if you are a Hutchinson Staff/Faculty.

2. The document will disappear from your N: or R: drive

3. Three new documents will appear in your Convert folder on your H: drive. The documents types will be a pdf, a word document and a RTF.

4. Open either the word or the RTF in Microsoft Word.

5. You will notice the formatting isn't always correct. To change this click on the clear formatting button on the Home tab.

6. After you clear the formatting you will probably need to adjust the margins. Click on the Page Layout tab.

7. Click on margins. Adjust the margins and make sure you apply it to the whole document.

8. Now you should have a document that is pretty easy to work with.