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Add Blank PDF in Files

Add Blank PDF in Files

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Canvas already has a PDF editor and is able to add folders to the courses. However, it would be helpful if we can use the PDF editor and create a PDF, as it may do on assignments. Students (and probably instructors) are able to upload PDFs into their files, but Canvas cannot create a blank one. This could be helpful for making a drawn assignment and submitting via file upload using the share button, or to make our own types of papers without dealing with external sources.

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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Moderating

@Jgouken 

Would you elaborate on "Canvas already has a PDF editor and is able to add folders to the course"?

Jgouken
Surveyor

@Stefanie 

Sorry, must’ve been a mistake in wording. I meant to say that you’re able to add Folders in your Files, and Canvas has default folders for submissions and your courses. What I tried to say was:

You’re able to add folders, but you’re not able to create a blank file (without uploading one), so I think there should be a way to create a blank file within Canvas.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@Jgouken 

Thanks for adding this clarification. So to confirm, you're interested in seeing Canvas pursue a deeper integration with a third party such as Adobe (PDF)?

Jgouken
Surveyor

@Stefanie

If that is the third party application that supplies the advancements, then yeah! I’d love to see Canvas with tons of more features with this and more third parties.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@Jgouken Thanks! We'll move it forward for further conversation as a partnership request.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation