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Higher Education Resources for Veterans

Although in recent years, the revamped Post-9/11 GI bill has provided financial aid to veterans and their families, critics say it does not go far enough in easing the transition home, particularly for those veterans who are going back to school. Today’s veterans have increasing difficulty accessing their benefits and finding assistance in transferring credits, registering for classes or getting career advice.  

We at PDFfiller are dedicated to supporting our veterans by providing discounted accounts, tips on VA applications and benefits forms, and information resources to facilitate the next steps of their journey. To that end, we bring  you this week’s post from our guest blog series from Angela Hanners of Accredited Schools Online.

Accredited Schools Online recently published an online guide called Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families by Ron Kness and Maggie O’Neill. The Guide was created for the purposes of addressing the many challenges college-bound veterans face.  According to company manager Dan Schuessler, “The transition from service to school is no easy task, for student veterans or their families. But with the right guidance, well-placed persistence, and a little know-how, it’s certainly worth the effort. We are here to make that transition as simple as possible.”

The guide provides online resources for veterans and valuable information that has been vetted by others who have overcome these obstacles first hand. With financial, academic, social, geographic and medical links to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training, it serves as an essential handbook for veterans embarking on new challenges in higher education.

The guide is one of many offerings of Accredited Schools Online, which was created to be the comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college. Schuessler states that, “It is our fervent hope that through the information we provide here prospective students will be able to make informed decisions about which college to attend and avoid being saddled with student loans and worthless degrees from ‘diploma mills’.”

For more information and other resources from Accredited Schools Online, check out their website at http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/

 

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Is eSignature a Feature or a Product?

Businesses are getting increasingly familiar with the practice of signing documents online.  Usually done through a variety of online services, e-Signatures are an easier way to get documents signed using desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. PDFfiller has everything you expect from a state-of-the-art signature request program, but we’ve also got some of our own unique and exciting features that make us the best choice for your small business. In fact, to do everything we can do, you would need the services of not just a signature request manager, but also a cloud storage provider, an online editor, an eFaxing service and a document hosting platform!

Like other dedicated signature programs, PDFfiller’s Signature Manager has multiple options to help you create your unique e-Signatures.  In addition to the standard features of typing, drawing signatures and uploading signature files, PDFfiller allows you to create a signature using your finger on your mobile phone or even to capture one written on paper with a camera! It’s easy to request signatures from other people too. PDFfiller’s SendToSign has advanced features which allow you to customize signature workflows, set signing permissions, certify signatures, and track when your documents have been signed.  For those who require additional security measures it’s possible to generate printable signature authentication certificates, and to require signature verification by video!

But what really makes PDFfiller different from other signature programs like Docusign is that eSignature is just one feature in our comprehensive document management toolkit. PDFfiller’s powerful uploader lets you search an online library of over 10M forms or upload files from your favorite cloud services like Box, DropBox, Google Drive and now Xero.  If you need to add or change content, PDFfiller has a forms Editor with lots of tools to help you edit, fill, and annotate your documents. Once your document is exactly the way you want it, there’s almost nothing you can’t do with it – including editing it with colleagues in real time, turning it into a fillable form or a custom template, saving it as another file format, and emailing, eFaxing or sending it by SMS! One exciting new addition is LinkToFill, a sharing feature that allows you to host fillable forms on your website or share them with a URL or QR code so that any of your customers can fill them out and you get the filled out forms immediately.

So is e-Signature a feature or a product? We believe that e-Signatures are a necessary but not a stand-alone component of any document management program. Signatures are just one part of a comprehensive solution. So why limit yourself to just one feature? Try PDFfiller and get the whole shebang!

 

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Paperless World Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

There is only one week left for submissions to the Paperless World Scholarship Program!

The Paperless World Scholarship program gives up to $2500 to a student that submits the best essay about how to change government or business in a developing nation through the use of electronic document management platforms. The scholarship can be used at any 2 or 4-year institution. Students must submit their 500-750 words essays on the impact of online document management on government and business by June 30, 2013.

You can link to the eligibility requirements and application instructions here. We will announce the winner on August 15, 2015 and the best essays will be featured right here on this blog!

So good luck and get busy writing. We look forward to hearing from you about the benefits of creating a Paperless World!

Save a PDF to DOC

Can I save a PDF to DOC and other file formats?

The short answer is yes, you can!  Here at PDFfiller, we are on a mission to continually improve our services and add new features in anticipation of all of your document management needs.  In light of that, we’d like to tell you about a recent feature update that’s going to make your life a whole lot easier.

While it’s pretty common to find document management programs that can convert documents into PDFs, it’s not that simple to find ones that work the other way around. Introducing PDFfiller’s updated ‘Save As’ feature, which lets you convert your PDF documents back to some of your other favorite document formats. You can find the ‘Save As’ feature in the Actions menu on the right hand side of MyForms or it will come up automatically when you click the orange ‘Done’ button after filling in and signing your document.

When you click ‘Save As’ you will be given a list of all the new possible formats for your document which now includes PDFs, Word documents (.doc), Excel spreadsheets (.xls) and PowerPoint presentations (.ppt).  Simply click on the format you want, and the document will automatically be saved to computer. Pretty exciting huh?

With this feature you can move seamlessly between document formats.  For example, if you need to modify the original content of a form rather than simply filling it in you can convert it back to it’s original file format.  You can also be much more flexible in accommodating the needs of your colleagues for specific file formats.

So try out PDFfiller today, and see how easy it is not only to fill and sign your documents, but also to save a PDF to DOC or to any other  file format that you need.  And please keep giving us feedback about what document management features you depend on – we value your ideas and are in the business of making your document dreams come true!