Skip to content ↓

help

Upload PDF documents

When adding links to documents on your site, it’s always a good idea to upload them as PDF’s when possible, for the following reasons:

  • File size is usually smaller once converted into PDF – Converting documents into PDF will usually greatly reduce the overall file size for the document, especially if the document has a large number of images contained within it.
  • Content in PDF’s is more difficult to modify – As PDF’s are ‘Read Only’, users are less likely to be able to modify the content and change the price of a school trip for example compared to if the document was uploaded as an editable word document.
  • Some users may not be able to view Office 2007 or 2010 documents – Some people using older versions of Microsoft Office (Office 2003 & earlier) may not be able to view documents created in newer versions as the file extensions are slightly different. You can download a patch from Microsoft (around 50mb) which will allow the users to view Office 2007 & 2010 documents, although they might not want to download the patch just to view a document, or they may not know how or have the permissions to download & install the update, meaning they would not be able to view the document.

There are many free programs which you can download  in order to convert documents into PDF including Cute PDF Writer and PDFCreator.

Click here for a guide on how to convert a document into PDF using Cute PDF Writer

Who are Support?

We're a friendly bunch who really care about making sure you feel fully supported with your website. We want to ensure your website experience is enjoyable, informative and efficient.

If problems occur along the way, as they sometimes do... we will act as swiftly as possible to seek out a solution. We do our utmost to keep you informed at all stages with clearly defined SLA's (Service Level Agreements) and expectations.

Contact Support today!

Popular Knowledge Base topics

e4education blog

  • Happy birthday to us - celebrating 20 years of e4education!

    Celebrating 20 years of creativity, innovation and pushing the boundaries of school website technology

    Like many great companies, e4education started out from a humble home office. That was back in April 2001. Today the business has grown to employ more than 40 people and support more than 2,000 schools and trusts.

    e4education’s founder and CEO, John Roach, takes a look back over the last 20 years and how the business has evolved.

    Read More
  • SLT to CRT - my journey from teaching to account management

    Introducing Ellie; a Cambridge graduate, former primary school teacher and senior leader, who in January 2021 joined e4education as the newest member of the Customer Relations Team.

    Ellie will be working with our northern customers, building long-term relationships to help them enhance their school websites and get the most from their investment.

    Here she shares her experiences and her top 3 essential tools to support schools.

    Read More