Wednesday, March 07, 2007

E-mail those Progress Reports!

From Jay Drew, one of our PHS teachers, comes this tip on how to email parents STI Progress Reports! (Remember that you have to have the parent's email address to make this work!)

Thought I'd share this tip. I have a few parents who send me weekly e-mail requests for their student's progress even though their child does not readily "remember" to bring them home. ;-)

You will need to go to
(NOTE from Lynn: This program is saved onto your servers' G drive Volume 1 with the CutePDF folder inside the Apps folder. There is also an instruction sheet there as well to tell you how to download and install on your school computers.) if you want to install it at home go to the above URL to download and install the "CutePDF Writer", a free download. This creates a virtual printer on your computer that will create a .pdf file (Adobe Acrobat) of any document.

Before you open STI, you need to set CutePDF Writer as your default printer. (Start > Printers and Faxes. Right click on CutePDF Writer and select "Set as Default Printer")

Open STI and print the Progress Reports as you normally would, but you will be asked to save the file rather than print. Give it an appropriate name and save it somewhere you can find it.

Voila! You've done it! Attach to an e-mail and all is well in the world.

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