Scan your supporting documents with a smartphone

Here is a list of applications for scanning PDF documents using a mobile phone camera.

OS Applications
Android (Google) Genius Scan, CamScanner, Tiny Scanner, Office Lens, ...
iOS (Apple) Genius Scan, Aperçu, InstaPdf, Scan Pages, Doc Scan, ...
Windows Phone (Microsoft) CamScanner, Office Lens, Handy Scan, ...
BlackBerry OS (RIM) Scan to PDF Free, Camera Scanner for PDF, ...

Create, merge or split your PDF files


Create your PDF files

A large number of word processing programs allow you to save documents in PDF format (Word, Open Office, Libre Office, ...).
Similarly, the latest operating systems natively include a virtual printer with the possibility to "print to a PDF file".
If your operating system and / or your word processor is too old, there are online tools that allow you to convert files (word, excel, images, ...) to PDF (https: // www.freepdfconvert.com/fr/, http://www.conv2pdf.com, https://fr.pdf24.org/doc2pdf/, ...).
If you do not trust the confidentiality policies of these sites, you can install and use free virtual printers such as PDF Creator, CutePDF Write, ... or check and update your word processing software.


Merge or split your PDF files

Several online tools allow you to merge or split PDF documents:

  • https://smallpdf.com/fr
  • http://www.ilovepdf.com/fr
  • https://pdfcandy.com/fr/
  • ...

If you do not trust the confidentiality policies of these sites, there are several applications to install on your computer:

OS Applications
Microsoft Windows PDF Studio Standard, PDF Architect, PDFsam, jPdf Tweak, ...
Apple MacOS PDF Studio Standard, PDF Architect, PDFsam, jPdf Tweak, ...
Linux pdftk, pdfunite, pdfseparate, qpdf, gs, ...

Reduce the size of a supporting document

PDF files from word processing software (Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, ...) can be more than 2MB (eCandidat limit).
It can also be the case for some scanned documents or photos. There are several alternatives to reduce the size of a file.
A large number of Internet sites offer online tools for compressing files.

File type Online tools
PDF https://smallpdf.com/fr/compresser-pdf
https://convertio.co/fr/compresser-pdf/
https://www.pdfcompress.com/
...
JPG/JPEG https://tinyjpg.com/
https://compressor.io/
http://optimizilla.com/fr/
...
PNG https://tinypng.com/
https://compressor.io/
http://compresspng.com/fr/
...

If you do not trust the confidentiality policies of these sites, you may use software to be installed on your computer.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of existing tools :

file type OS Programs to install on a computer
PDF Microsoft WindowsPDFCreator, FileMinimizer PDF, PDF Reducer Free, Adobe Acrobat, ...
Apple MacOsAperçu, iSkysoft PDF Editor, Adobe Acrobat, ...
LinuxShrinkpdf, pdftk, convert, ...
JPG/JPEG Microsoft WindowsCaesium, FILEminimizer Pitures, FileOptimizer, ...
Apple MacOsImageOptim, OSX Image Resizer, JPEGmini Lite, ...
Linuxjpegoptim, ...
PNG Microsoft WindowsCaesium, FILEminimizer Pitures, FileOptimizer, OptiPNG, ...
Apple MacOsImageOptim, OSX Image Resizer, ...
LinuxOptiPNG, ...