A. To convert a paper document to any kind of file format requires a scanner. The Berlin Foundation web site will accept a variety of file formats (tiff, pdf, doc, rtf, txt, jpg, xls,csv). For instance, most scanners can create TIFF or JPG files, some can create PDF files. You may be able to get help with scanning your documents from your school faculty, AV club, Computer lab, public library, friends or family.