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OST - 11.07.06 Converting Overlays to TIFF

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On-Screen Takeoff does not provide a menu option for converting Overlay image files to TIFF (on the Image Tab), however we've come up with the workarounds below.

Method 1

Open the Cover Sheet.

Add a Pages folder named "Overlays" (this is just to make it easier to keep track of the base images and the overlay images)

Click the Auto Add button to add all the Overlay files to this folder.

On the Image Tab, navigate to one of these Pages (in the "Overlays" Folder in the Page Navigator) 

Select Image > Convert to TIFF. Because there are multiple, non-converted PDFs in this Cover Sheet, the program prompts you to "Convert all?" - click "Yes". (We assume you are using PDF image files, if not, you may have to convert the Overlays one-at-a-time on the Image Tab.)

Once completed, follow the instructions in the previous article (adding Multiple Overlays) to copy and paste the links to the converted TIFs to the "Overlay" field in the appropriate page(s) or, just manually add each Overlay on the Image Tab.

Method 2

Another way to accomplish converting your Overlay image files to TIFF format is to swap Base Bid/Overlays on the Cover Sheet

Open the Bid's Cover Sheet

Duplicate each Page that includes an Overlay (this creates a "Copy" of the Page, directly beneath the existing Page)

Cut and Paste the "Overlay Image" file information to the "Image File" column/cell.

Repeat for all Pages with Overlays, then click on the Image Tab

Navigate to those "Copy" pages, and then Convert to TIFF.

Then, open the Cover Sheet again and reverse the process, cutting and pasting the "Copy" Image File information to the "Overlay Image" column/cell, but for the Original Page.

Delete the Duplicates you made of the original Pages, now that they've served their purpose.

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