Faculty Web Pages: Elegant Design with Students in Mind Mark Turner Cuesta College Main Focus: How can we use a web site to better serve our students? Small Group Discussion 1. What information/resources might your students like to have available? 2. What information might prospective students find helpful? 3. What resources would you, as instructor, like to make available? Showcase Web Site Software • Microsoft Word • Microsoft FrontPage • Adobe Acrobat Creating PDF Files 1. In MS Word, check the Adobe preferences. Go to the Adobe PDF menu and select Change Conversion Settings… Make sure the boxes for View Adobe PDF result and Prompt for Adobe PDF file name are both checked. Creating PDF Files 2. To save an MS Word document as a PDF file, select Convert to Adobe PDF from the Adobe PDF menu. You can also use the Convert to Adobe PDF button on the PDFMaker toolbar or print using the Adobe PDF printer option. Creating PDF Files 3. Enter a file name, and be sure the type is set to PDF. Click Save. Acrobat will open and display the new PDF file. You can check that everything is correct and that the file is formatted properly. Linking To PDF Files 1. In your web page, link directly to the file. For example: <a href=“document.pdf”>Document</a> 2. Include an icon or text with the link to identify the target as a PDF file. Document (PDF file) or Document Linking To PDF Files 3. If you link to PDF files from your web page, also include a link to the Adobe download page for Acrobat Reader (free). Scanning To PDF Files 1. From Adobe Acrobat, go to the File menu, select Create PDF, then From Scanner… You can also click on the Create PDF button on the toolbar, then select From Scanner… 2. Select a scanner. Scanning To PDF Files 3. Under Destination, click the first button to create a new PDF document, or click the second button to add the scanned page to an (open) existing document. 4. Click on Scan. Scanning To PDF Files 5. Once the scan is completed, the result will be imported to Acrobat. Make sure you Save the PDF file. Other Web Site Examples • Division web site • TI-83/TI-84 Tutorials Comments or Questions?