Converting Pictures into a PDF and Submitting them as an Assignment Submission (for Mac)


Students can use a computer to combine pictures and save them as a PDF and then Upload the PDF into Canvas as an Assignment Submission.  Looking for the Windows version of this article?  


Step 1: In Finder, select all the images you want to include in the PDF. To do this, drag a box over several images files using your mouse cursor, or select them individually by holding the Command key and clicking them one by one

Step 2: Right-click (or Ctrl-click) one of the highlighted files and select Open With -> Preview in the contextual dropdown menu

Step 3: In Preview's sidebar, drag the thumbnail images into the order that you want them to appear in the PDF document. Use the Rotate button in Preview's toolbar to change the orientation of individual pages (drag a selection over multiple pages to rotate several at once)

Step 4: In the Preview menu bar, select File -> Print..., or use the Command+P keyboard shortcut to bring up the Print dialog

Step 5: Click Show Details to expand the Print dialog and browse the full set of options. Make sure the All button is selected in the Pages options. Note that you can double-check the orientation of each image by clicking the arrows below the print preview, and use the Orientation buttons to correct any if required

Step 6: Select Save as PDF from the PDF dropdown menu in the lower left of the Print dialog

Step 7: The Save dialog will appear. Give your new PDF a name and choose a save location such as Documents or Desktop


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Tue 9/20/22 9:17 AM
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