I'm asking for someone in my ward. She has a history of her grandmother. Can multiple pages be added at once.
If so, how is that done ?
Thank you in advance.
Sister Debra Nowell Amos
@Debbie Nowell Amos
Short Answer: 'Yes'.
There is NO limit.
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
How many memories (photos, stories, documents, and audio files) can I upload?
Where it states:
Although FamilySearch does not have a limit to the number of items you can upload to Memories yet, if an account has more than 5,000 memories, the system can perform slowly.
How do I upload memories to FamilySearch?
What rules apply to uploading memories to FamilySearch.org?
I hope this helps.
I think what you are trying to ask - is whether or not multiple pages can be included in one specific upload - one Memories item - with many pages.
The answer is "yes" - but just answering with a "yes" - doesn't give the whole picture. [click expand post]
Has the document already been scanned/digitized??
if not - then you simply need to ensure that whoever scans it - scans it into a PDF file (document) - and not a JPG file (image) - - image files by their nature are not multipage entities.
If the item has already been scanned - hopefully it was already scanned into pdf. On the other hand if the item was scanned page by page into distinct JPG files - then you have at least two choices:
1) Re-scan the document a 2nd time and choose the pdf option on the scanner.
2) take all your many jpg images and tie them together into a single pdf file - - this requires a bit of technical knowledge that you may not have. If this is your situation - let me know and I can provide some guidance.
going forward though the key is - to scan an item as a pdf if it is a multi-page document and as jpg if it is a single page/image.
That will be very helpful. She wrote the history and typed it into a program 20 years ago but not cannot find it on any program she currently has. She will scan it into a pdf document and load it in memories. Thank you
As your 'Question' has been 'Clarified'; and, become more 'technical' ...
As, indicated in the "Knowledge Articles", that I previously proffered ...
Please be aware that there is a File SIZE Limit of ... 15 MB.
The formats and the file size limits are below:
• For documents, .pdf file formats up to 15MB. Other document formats such as doc and .docx files will need to be converted to .pdf before they can be uploaded.
• For Photos, .jpg, .png, .tif, and .bmp file formats up to 15MB.
Note: Please be aware that .pdf is the only supported file type that can include multiple pages.
Even with a 15 MB size limit I have been able to upload items with hundreds of pages - using some compression tricks
Here is an example of a 50 page document full of color images and photographs
and here is a 200 page black and white document.
File size should never be a reason to avoid uploading a document. There are various ways around it - including splitting the document into smaller sizes.
. . . and as a side note - any document in any other format - can be easily converted to pdf format. So for example if you have a document in Word - it can be saved/converted to pdf.
Your examples are wonderful ! I appreciate you explaining this in more detail .
Here is a document with an amazing 700+ pages.
and its only about 6.5 MB - not even close to the 15MB limit.
documents like this are only possible because the underlying document is NOT in image format - (like scans) - but rather TEXT format. So, for example if you typed in a 700 page document into WORD - and then saved it in PDF format - you would have something like this document - and the resulting file size - would be quite very small - as compared to if the document was printed on paper and then scanned and the pages were stored as "images" instead of true text.
image files can be 50-1000 times the size of text based files depending on the resolution of the image.
how many pages was it? if you really wanted to, and if the quality of the paper copy you have is very good - you can use OCR technology to put it back into "editable text" - which is not the same thing as just normally scanned pages - with no OCR - which are just stored as image files (and not editable with a word processor)
using this OCR - you could convert back into a word document and she could actually edit the file if needed.