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yes, another clips question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by King_Cecil, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. King_Cecil

    King_Cecil Member

    What's the best way to package clips electronically? I know I asked this question about a year ago and somebody mentioned that you could do something Quark or whatever, but I don't have Quark or InDesign or anything like that. So what's the best way to package clips electronically? I know it's not a good idea to send links to clips, besides most of mine aren't reachable without paying anyway. Also, some of my clips have no online version of them either so I can't simply screen capture them. So what should I do? I found a job I'd really like to apply for and the editor requested electronic only and no paper. Can I scan my clips into PDF files or something like that? All help is appreciated, and I'm sorry I had to be that guy to make another clips thread.
  2. Brain of J

    Brain of J Member

    King, I'm in the same boat, as my internship clips have websites but my shop I'm at now has no website.
    I haven't run into an editor wanting on-line only clips, but I've emailed the place I'm applying and told em, "look, I can email you my resume but I'll have to snail mail you my clips." No one's bitched yet.
    You could scan em and save em as PDFs but that's a lot of extra work if you don't need to do it.
  3. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Scanning them isn't that much work. It's just like scanning a picture. When you save go to save as instead and save them as a pdf. Everyone has Adobe so anyone you send them to should be able to read them.
  4. doublej

    doublej New Member

    Scanning clips and saving them as a pdf isn't hard, but the size of the files makes it difficult to send multiple files in a single email. That has been my experience at least. I agree with Brain of J, email the resume and snail mail the clips.
  5. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    I third that suggestion.
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