Simplify your back-to-school prep with PDFs
By Chitra Mittha
Posted on 08-18-2020
Even though it’s easy to put things off during the fun of summer, parents know they’ve got to get started with back-to-school preparations. And with work and school routines upended by COVID-19 this spring, thinking and planning ahead is even more important this school year. Regardless of how students return to school this fall, our new Adobe Acrobat online services can greatly simplify your back-to-school tasks. You can fill and sign school forms, convert paper documents to digital PDFs, and store all school documentation in one place online for easy access from any device.
Take school registration forms digital
The start of the academic year means a mountain of school registration forms, athletic waivers, parent consent forms, and other signed and shared documentation. Due to COVID-19, there may be even more forms than usual this year. Keeping track of what you’ve received, what’s been signed, and what’s been returned can be stressful for anyone, especially if you have multiple children. That’s where our online Fill & Sign tool can help.
Upload any digital PDF form you’ve received, and fill it out fast. You can enter the needed information, sign it, and send it back to your school — all online and all for free. Your completed forms are saved in Adobe Document Cloud, so everything stays organized and easy to access.
Acrobat can also help with paper forms your child’s school may have sent in the mail. First download the free Adobe Scan mobile app, then snap a picture of the form. Adobe Scan automatically turns it into a PDF that you can then fill, sign, and send online, putting an end to paper hassles and mail delays.
Give your student a leg up with Acrobat
As any parent of a school-age child knows, technology is becoming more prevalent in students’ lives every year. Even before COVID-19 forced schools across the country to go online, teachers were already migrating routine classwork, homework, and communications to digital platforms. Make sure your student is prepared for whatever the school year brings with free Acrobat tools.
Using the Adobe Scan app, students can turn any paper assignment or notes into a PDF. Students can also turn other file formats, like Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files, into PDFs with the Acrobat convert to PDF tool. This browser-based tool provides one free conversion each day, allowing students to quickly upload an assignment, convert it to a PDF, and add it to their online class folder.
Students can also add comments to PDFs to highlight key points, flag items that are unclear, or add sticky notes with extra information. You can even send shared assignments out for group review to collect everyone’s feedback in a single file online. All reviewers can access the file from any browser, with no sign-up needed.
Adobe has you covered
If your student needs unlimited use of PDF tools and can benefit from other Adobe products, consider purchasing a student edition of Creative Cloud. Your child will get full access to Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and more — all at a 60% discount.
Adobe also knows that students and parents alike will need more support this school year than ever before. That’s why we’ve created the Adobe Document Cloud Resource Hub for Education. So whether you’re a parent looking to fill and sign forms or a student needing to convert an assignment into a PDF, help is available to get you back to school with ease.
Topics: Education, Digital Transformation, Document Cloud,
Products: Acrobat, Document Cloud,