Converting mixed media documents to gif on iMACSeptember 18, 2013
Cost: Less than $10
Time Needed: Less than 1 hour
Skill Level: Intermediate
Functional Abilities/Limitations: Incoordination
AboutAs part of your solution, you may want to include mixed media files such as word processor documents that include graphics. These are handy for drafting tasks related to your solution. The current acceptable formats for uploading on this site are, jpg, jpeg, png and gif. Thus, it becomes necessary to first convert your mixed media documents to a gif file. An internet search will provide many options for doing so. The following descriptions are instructions for doing these tasks on an iMac running OS 10.6 and up. The instructions are based on the link that has been included in this posting.
Step 1: Conversion process
The process uses the Preview file opening option on the Mac.
Convert your Pages document to a PDF file.
From the File menu, navigate to “Export”.
Click on PDF to save and convert the document to PDF.
Convert PDF to gif.
Open the PDF document in the Finder File menu in the Preview.app mode. Do not double click the image to open it.
For OS 10.6;
a) From the Preview File menu, navigate to and click on “Save As”.
b) Select “gif“ from the drop down format list.
c) Click “OK” to save and convert the PDF to gif format.
For OS 10.7 and above;
From the Preview File menu, navigate to and click on “Export”.
Hold down the Option key prior to selecting “gif” from the drop down format list.
Click “Save” to save and convert the PDF to gif format.