Letter of Rec Problem

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joedf
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Letter of Rec Problem

Postby joedf » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Hi,

My boss told me that he tried to submit my letter of recommendation electronically, but since LSAC doesn't accept .pdf files he doesn't know how to put it on the company letterhead.

I'm afraid that's all I know, but I suppose the same would apply to his actual signature on the typed letter, since we can't scan it.

What can he do in this situation - how should I advise him?

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helix23
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Re: Letter of Rec Problem

Postby helix23 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:14 pm

What electronic formats does LSAC accept?

joedf
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Re: Letter of Rec Problem

Postby joedf » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:18 pm

I'll ask right away - will edit an answer in!

Edit: "DOC, HTM, HTML, TXT, WP, WPD, RTF, WPS, WPT, DOCX"

Need some help quick I'm trying to get this out before an ED deadline tomorrow. :(

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North
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Re: Letter of Rec Problem

Postby North » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:53 pm

Here's what I did:

In Adobe Acrobat, I extracted and saved each individual page of the LOR as a JPEG image. I then opened a blank Microsoft Word 2007/2010 Document, clicked the "Insert" tab, then the "Picture" button, and selected the JPEG version of the first page of the LOR. When the image was on the page and selected, I went to the "Format" tab, clicked the "Wrap Text" drop-down box, and selected the "In Front of Text" option. I then moved and re-sized the image of the LOR until it was exactly the size of the blank page. Repeat for each page.

Worked for me. Almost all my stuff was saved as a PDF, so I had to do that process many times. Good luck with the ED, dude.

joedf
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Re: Letter of Rec Problem

Postby joedf » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:08 pm

Thanks so much, dude. You're a lifesaver.

Means a lot and wish you all the best, too.

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cookiejar1
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Re: Letter of Rec Problem

Postby cookiejar1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:48 am

Really strange that the LSAC doesn't accept PDFs... considering that PDFs is the de facto "portable" document format.




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