My DH was being a CKIA last night and he's lucky he's still alive, LOL! It's kind of brain hurty too. And there's one part I bear responsibility for because I took his word for it and didn't check myself.
We're doing a refi and have to send a metric ton of documents. We have a fancy all-in-one copier/printer/fax/scanner and he was scanning everything in. When they were scanned, they were showing up as individual .jpg files. Since we have to upload these to a website, we needed them to be in one PDF file. Which meant I got to import the .jpgs into a PowerPoint file to make one document and save that as a PDF file. Not hard but kind of time consuming. (His machine and software is ancient and while I can convert individual images to PDF just by saving it on my laptop, my Adobe is a read only. I can't build PDFs.)
So last night, we needed to send a couple more things in. I'd asked before if the scanner had the ability to build jobs because it seemed silly that it only did images and in single files. "Oh, that's the only way it works." It's not a top of the line, machine, so I figured he knew what he was talking about. He's the one that does all the computer setup stuff. Since I do various forms of formatting at work, I'm the one that makes stuff pretty.
First, he scanned in about 20 pages of a document and wanted me to do the whole conversion thing. Except this time, he stood over my shoulder and kept telling me I was doing it "wrong." He wanted me to just drag the jpg over to the slide and be done with it. I could do that but it would have been small. It was much better to import it and then size it down. But that was no good either because I wasn't sizing it exactly right (I was just fitting it into the slide space, figuring it was large enough to read and therefore acceptable. Apparently, it needed to be EXACTLY 8.5x11.
Then he wanted to take 3 PDFs and make them into one. Since I don't have the ability to build, I had to pretty much do the same thing. One of the PDFs was of a document that was 8.5x14. He wanted it 8.5x11 and insisted I should be able to do this without changing the size of the snapshot (which I also shouldn't have had to do in the first place because I should have just dragged the PDF file into the slide.
) He kept insisting it was 8.5x11 originally even though you could see it clearly wasn't. I had to print out the original pdf to show him you CAN print to 8.5x11 but the document image will be reduced. That finally sunk in, LOL. I reminded him about 10 thousand times that I do this daily at work and I know how to do this.
So about half way through this delightful process, I mused again how dumb it was that the machine only did single images. He decided to look at the manual and discovered you can set it up to do PDFs and all in one job.
**HEADDESK** **HEADDESK** **HEADDESK** (and I should have looked myself. Dumb!)
Since I was having such a hard time doing it all "right," I invited him to rescan everything into PDF files and tell me when he was done and I would upload them. Then I went to watch Modern Family and eat some pie.