Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Ever come across a PDF that you need to tweak just a little bit? For me, that PDF came in the form of a cheerleading scoresheet. If you follow my tweets or are friends with me on FB, you know that we are BIG fans of competitive cheerleading. This year, Grace is cheering for the HS competition team, and I have been asked to work on tabulating score for our upcoming annual cheer competition. Our fearless lead mom (dare I say, Cheer Mom President) provided links to the score sheets that I intended to print on our hp960. Yes, we still have an hp960 in the printer rotation. It is a work horse (and I love it), though these days, it is not printing color, only in black and white. I have it "networked" via Google Cloud Print and shared with all family members. Only problem is it does not translate something that in color to print in black and white simply by choosing that setting on the print menu. Of course, rather than sending it to the cloud-ready color printer in another room, I am compelled to figure out a work-around. First thing is to covert the PDF to Word. I used a free, online converter called PDF to Word by a company called Nitro. All you have to do is upload the file, and enter your email, and the converter file will be sent to your inbox. So, it turns out that all of this was much more trouble than it was worth, and I wound up printing to the color printer.