Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Making a Preview of a Document

Hi guys! I had a request to share a tutorial on how to make these fun preview documents:
I didn't have a preview for my new Ladybug Family yet so I thought I'd kill two know ;)

Sorry if I sound congested...apparently I have a cold!
It would only let me record for 5 minutes, so I had to go pretty quick, and it still cut me off at the end! I just wanted to tell you guys that once it's saved as a jpeg you can upload it to TpT or TN.
Hopefully it helped answer some questions, you can always leave a comment or email me if you need any help!

Graphics and borders by:


  1. So that's what my bestie sounds like!!!!!!!!!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. I use publisher too, but I know a quicker way to get those page shots.

    Go into the PDF, then go to the top toolbar, down to tools, Select &Zoom, then to snapshot. You can take a pic of each part you want so easy that way. Then you can add it to your new publisher doc!

    Hope this saves you from going into Paint.

    Love the video!

    Sharing Kindergarten

  3. You know me... I love myself some ladybugs! I will have to get on and buy your unit tomorrow when I have more time! I know you created it just for me because you knew how much I loved ladybugs! hehe!

  4. Thanks! I never thought to add text on top. I like Mary's idea too!

    Tales From Outside the Classroom

  5. Thank you so much! I felt like a freakin' idiot b/c I didn't know how to do this! Hooray! I just made 2 little files! Come check them out! LOL!

  6. Thanks so much for the info. I was just talking to my teaching partner today and we were both wondering how to do this!
    Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

  7. This is fantastic, bestie! It will really come in handy when I start selling all of the great ideas that I have rolling around in my noggin. Ha!!! We'll see!!! Summer 2012, right?! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. This was so helpful! Thank you for taking the time to make the video!



    Apples and ABC's

  9. Thank you so much for making this!! It was so helpful!!

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  10. Thanks for posting this. I do something pretty similar except I have a Mac. I do a screen shot of the screens I want to use and then put them together on a powerpoint page. I have one huge powerpoint with the screen shots of everything I put on TPT in case I need to reuse it one day.

    Love the tutorial!

    Extra Special Teaching

  11. Thank you so much for posting this :)

    Kindergarten Hoppenings

  12. That was great! You are a PC, I am a Mac- but still very informative!

    Going Nutty!

  13. As always your work is precious.

    Ms. M

  14. great info, thanks for sharing!

  15. Great tutorial Hadar! Love this! You make it look so easy! :)

    Learning is a Journey

  16. That was great! Do you love using publisher for creating your documents too? I am using Pages/Mac but thinking of maybe buying Publisher over the summer. I love how you can make the doc in a jpeg. Thanks Melissa

  17. Hadar-Do you ever have more than one page for your previews??? Example would be for a center packet. I sometimes like to have one page for a quick glance of math centers and another page for literacy centers??? I was wondering if we can upload more than one jpeg image as previews? I usually post pdf previews but would like to start using jpegs like you do. I'd love to find out. Thanks so much!-Yvonne Dixon ( Sassy in Second

  18. OMG! I heart you! Thank you for sharing! I'm a newbie blogger and I have been trying to figure out how to do this!

    I Heart My Kinder Kids

  19. Thank you so much for creating this!

    I finally got around to opening a TpT store and this has helped.

    Little Treasures

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