saving a scan as pdf

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  1. ugabulldog

    ugabulldog Member

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    pdf is not listed as an option under scan menu (right right before hitting scan button), only jpg bmp, tif, and png are options. Is there a way to save scan as pdf?

    Also, I can't save as pdf later after saving as jpg during scan, correct?
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Some printers allow the conversion to pdf most don't. Try this online website though.

    https://jpg2pdf.com/

    Just curious why you want to save as pdf?
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    What scanner or printer do you have? It kind of depends on model and brand. As per others you can convert it afterwards although you lose the searchable text ability
     
  5. ugabulldog

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    Thanks, I downloaded that and got it to scan but as pdf but it is only scanning top left corner of page?
     

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  6. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    Lots of programs have the ability to scan from a TWAIN source (scanners usually are registered as TWAIN devices but I'm sure there are exceptions). This is a way for programs to scan images directly without the need to use whatever software came with your scanner.

    For instance, I just opened Irfanview and was able to access my scanner via the "Acquire/Batch scanning..." option in the File menu. I was given the option to select my TWAIN source where I selected my Brother scanner, I then scanned in a document and then did a Save As... as a PDF document.
     
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  7. Darren

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    Scanning profile is probably wrong, might be set for a 5x7" picture or something. I haven't personally used it in a while so can't give exact instructions but see if you can change the size/type of the scan. Usually there's a default for document scanning of regular 8.5x11" paper.
     
  8. ugabulldog

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    I went into profile settings and it was already on 8.5 x 11, not sure what to try next, would love for this to work as it would be the easiest but if not...what is the easiest way to convert to pdf after scanning in jpg?
     

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  9. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Might update or reinstall the scanner/printer driver.
     
  10. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Maybe select twain driver?
     
  11. ugabulldog

    ugabulldog Member

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    Can you please give more instructions on this?
     
  12. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    In your image, WIA driver is selected. Just change it to twain.
     

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