Social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, require JPEGs or PNGs for posting. So, what do you do when you need to post important information but only have a PDF? You have to convert the PDF to the required file type.
NOTE: the following steps for converting a PDF to a JPEG are not available in Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can obtain Adobe Acrobat Professional with a paid license through UF. Contact your IT department for more information.
Steps for converting a PDF to a JPEG
- Click the File menu
- Select “Export to” in the drop-down
- Choose “Image” in the fly-out
- Pick “JPEG”
- The “Save as” dialog box will pop up.
- Select “Settings” under the file type
- Input the quality settings needed to ensure the JPEG is the proper resolution. Medium quality at 150 pixels is satisfactory for social media, email, and web purposes.
- Choose “Ok”
- Find the location where you want the file to be saved
- Click “Save”
Before you Post
When posting a JPEG that is too detailed or complex for alternative text, like a flyer or infographic, a web link to the ADA-compliant PDF must be referenced in the social media post. Please submit a Workfront request for ADA-remediation with the pdf before posting.
Read more about ICS’s Accessible Document Remediation Services.