When creating survey reports, you'll often want to embed a PDF file within the report.
When creating Asbestos Survey Reports, you may want to evidence the sample results by including a copy of the laboratory's Bulk Certificate PDF file within your Flow report.
Before now, it wasn't possible to import PDF files into Flow Mobile Surveying directly.
The workaround was to manually convert your PDF files to JPG files first, then import each image file individually.
And while this process worked, it was a chore, especially if the PDF file ran onto lots of pages. Many of our users also complained that the free online conversion tools were littered with advertisements.
In the latest release of the Dashboard, you can import PDF files to any attachment section configured to use this new feature. If the section has this feature enabled, you'll see a new Import PDF button.
The new Import PDF button automatically converts your PDF files into images. And these images are instantly embedded within your report.
So you no longer need to rely on third-party file-conversion software tools.
1. Browse to the relevant attachments section.
2. Select Import PDF.
3. Browse to the PDF file on your computer.
4. Select Import PDF.
5. After the PDF has imported, complete any missing information
We're calling the feature "experimental" as we're still looking for feedback on how it works. If you have anything you'd like to add, post a comment here.
There's currently one known issue in that images can't be rotated after being imported. We're currently investigating this and hope to have a fix soon.
You can learn more about importing PDF files by heading over to our knowledgebase article below:
How to Import PDF Files