Questions and answers about file formats and submission

Questions and answers about file formats, and submission of portfolios.

File formats and submission

How do I submit portfolios/files if I apply to multiple educations at Konstfack?
If you are applying to more than an one education at Konstfack, you must submit portfolios/files for each education that you apply to.


What kind of files can I upload?
You can only upload the file types specified in the applicant assignment. Note that all the files must have an extension (suffix) that corresponds to the file types, e.g. ".pdf" for PDF files and ".jpg" for JPG files, etc.

Here's how to show file extensions on PC: www.fileinfo.com/help/windows_show_extensions
Here's how to show file extensions on MAC: www.fileinfo.com/help/mac_show_extensions


How do I get AVI and MOV movie files to weigh less?

Use a movie editor and convert the movie into a MP4 file (H.264 compression). There are many free programs on the Internet och here are a couple of examples.

Avidemux (Linux, PC och MAC): avidemux.sourceforge.net
Blender (Linux, PC och MAC): www.blender.org
HandBrake: handbrake.fr

Or search on Google: www.google.com/search?q=video+converter&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10


How do I create a PDF?

If you have Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar programs, so you can "Save As ..." and select PDF, or exported to PDF.

If you have Adobe Reader, you can choose to create a PDF using the "Create Adobe PDF Online" service. It is a web-based service that allows you to convert several different file types to PDF.
Select File and Create Adobe PDF Online, login with your Adobe ID and password, or register an account. Click "Convert a file", browse and select the file you want to convert. Enter the options you want and click on Create PDF.

If you have a PDF printer installed, select "Print ..." to print to PDF. For example, MAC OS X has a built-in PDF printer.

If you do not have any of the possibilities mentioned above, try this:

PrimoPDF, www.primopdf.com/
Download and install the program. To create a PDF, start making a printout of your document, but select PrimoPDF (which adds itself as one of your printers) as a "printer" instead.

Pdf995, www.pdf995.com/
Download and install the program. With Pdf995 you can combine multiple PDF files.

PDF Online, www.pdfonline.com
You can create a PDF file online without installing any software. You need to create an account and provide an email address where the file is to be sent. You can create one PDF at a time, and then put together two PDFs into one.


I do not have Flash installed. How do I get Flash?

Please go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer/


I want to upload files, but do not see my files on my computer. What's wrong?
At each programmes/course page you can see what file formats are allowed. You can only upload the allowed file types.
If you have a MAC, check that your files have a so-called file extension (file suffix). For example, PDF files must have. "PDF" at the end, and MPEG4 files must have. "MP4".


My upload is iterrupted. What can I do?
1. Make sure you are using a good internet connection. Uploading heavy files can sometimes be interrupted by a weak internet connection.
2. It might be your anti virus program that interrupts the upload. Disable your anti virus program and try uploading again.


While uploading I get the error message "html5: the upload is interrupted". What can I do?
It may be your anti virus program that interrupts the upload. Disable your anti virus program and try uploading again.


At the end of uploading a file I get the error message "500 internal server error". What can I do?
Look for special characters in your file name, for example <, >, /, * and similar. Remove all special characters or replace them with a letter or number, and try uploading again.


I have a mobile iOS device (iPhone or iPad) and I can't upload files to you. How can it be solved?
Check that your files are accessable in offline mode (if you are using a online file storage service). If that doesn't solve the problem, you may have use the iCab Mobile browser: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628?mt=8


Application and admission

Frequently asked questions about application and admission are here.


More help

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Questions about registration, application and admission: Contact the Student Office
Questions about file formats, submission of portfolios/files or other technical things: Contact the webmaster

Updated: 5 December 2011
Author: Webmaster