Question: Can I scan documents to put on my website?


Yes, you can put scanned documents on your web site.

When you scan a printed document the result will be an image file or possibly a PDF file containing the content of the printed document. You can't display these files directly on your web pages, but you can put links to download them on your web pages. It's a three-step process:

  1. Scan the document. You may need to ask for help form somebody who has a scanner and scanning software.
  2. Follow the instructions to upload the file(s) to your locker. See How do I upload a document? in the Lockers and uploading section.
  3. Follow the instructions to put a download link on your website. See How do I make a link download a file? in the Links section.

An alternative to scanning

An alternative to scanning a printed document is to retype it, essentially recreating the document from scratch by keying in the text. If it's at most a few pages long, this is often worth the trouble because the result is much smaller than a scanned image and can either go in a small Microsoft Word document or PDF file or be typed directly into a Rich Text element on your website.

We recommend that you retype documents that you'd like students and parents to read directly on your website, such as a course outline, grading scheme, or a wishlist. It's much more convenient for them to read it than to download a large image file with pictures of the pages.

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