Conversion Problem

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Friday, January 11, 2008 with 2 comments

The email attachment that I sent to the Maryland office, I was told, could not be opened as the scanned document was a MDI (Microsoft Document Imaging) file. There were no options on the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program to save it with a different extension, except for TIFF (Tagged Information File Format). Since I’m at the office and needed to send a document that they could access on their end, I went searching for online image editors or converters to have it replaced to JPEG, BMP, or PDF (thanks Mackoie for the tip).

I had checked three of these websites--Media-Convert, YouConvertIt, and File Format--but for some unknown reason, the scanned document that I had saved on my desktop with the TIFF and MDI extensions could not be converted to either JPEG, BMP, or PDF. I tried doing a PrintSceen and editing it on Paint, but the result was like a work out of Recto (lol), if you know what I mean.

Frustrated, I opened Word and tried inserting it as an image. And to make this blog entry short, it went through. Why didn't I think of that?! I just removed all the margins since the scanned page was eight by eleven in size. I'm hoping this time that they'll be able to open it.

Sidenote: Of the three I sites I was able to check, it is Media-Convert that I liked. This is because they have options to change the extensions of your music files. So your MP3 can be converted to WAV, AAC, MIDI, et al. But, I'm yet to try that.
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