[Athen] Cengage Learning

Kelmer, Susan M. SKelmer at stlcc.edu
Thu Jun 11 06:31:02 PDT 2009

Does anyone have any better luck getting materials from Cengage than I
am? They always send us a web link to download/save their stuff, and it
is ALWAYS in one giant PDF that I can barely open, much less do anything
else with! The latest is a World Geography book, 744 pages, in one
freakishly HUGE file and the only thing I can do is export it and then
try to break out the chapters, then edit, then record the audio. So
far, my high-end computer is balking at doing this, it took more than 8
minutes for it to open the file in Adobe Professional to begin with. I
don't hold out much hope that it will actually be able to do the job in
the end, and machines don't get much faster than what I've got sitting
on my desk.

In these cases, it's quicker to buy, cut, and scan the book!

How on earth are we supposed to get through to these publishers, anyway?
I want a Word file. Or a Text file. Or an HTML file. ANYTHING but a

Susan Kelmer

Adaptive Technology Specialist/

Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms

St. Louis Community College - Meramec


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