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By Don Christner ·
Does anyone know of a scanner that can save the scanned item in PDF format? I would prefer not to spend a ton of money for it. Does not have to be a flatbed scanner.

Thanks,
Don

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by J Allen Blevins In reply to scan & save in PDF format

DO NOT GO THROUGH ALL THE TROUBLE OF FINDING A SCANNER. SCAN YOUR DOCUMENTS WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AND SAVE THEM TO A CREATED FOLDER. THEN AS YOU NEED THE DOCUMENT CONVERTED OPEN IT USING ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR. CHOOSE FILE SAVE AS AND CHANGE YOUR FILE TYPE TO .PDF. WITH PRACTICE THIS IS A QUICK PROCESS. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ILLUSTRATOR...GET IT QUOTED. YOU MAY FIND IT BE A COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION.

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by Don Christner In reply to scan & save in PDF format

This is the way we do it now. However, if we ship 10 units, I need to scan and convert 20 documents. Huge waste of time.

Don

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by RogueLdr In reply to scan & save in PDF format

The scanner does not save data. An application selects the scanner as a source for input and imports whats on the scanner glass into the application. Most of the Adobe products will allow you to import an image from the glass of the scanner and save it in .pdf format. I will tell you that Abode Acrobat Reader will not do this, but the full version of Adobe Acrobat will. I use Adobe Acrobat to convert all of service manuals into searchable .pdf files, which I then put onto cd's and hand out to our techs.

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by Don Christner In reply to scan & save in PDF format

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by fierygod In reply to scan & save in PDF format

From your previous answers, it sounds as if you already have a scanner, and just need an easier way to get PDF's. I use the full version of Acrobat and scan directly from within Acrobat, the only option available is to save as PDF. I can't say everyscanner is supported but I use it on several in the office. At last look this will cost you $200-$250.

The only scanners I know if that scan directly to PDF are in the 80 page per minute range, and have that pesky digital copier/printer included which most likely pushes the price right out of your range.

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by Don Christner In reply to scan & save in PDF format

stngfan1 pointed me to a free way of doing this.

Thanks anyway,
Don

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by stngfan1 In reply to scan & save in PDF format

If you already have a scanner, goto Adobes website and download thier PDF printer driver. Its free. This installs like a printer would, expect for the physical connection. You would then do File Print in your scanning application and choose the PDF printer. Then you would have a PDF document.

TM.

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by Don Christner In reply to scan & save in PDF format

I was all over Adobe's site and could not find anything called a PDF printer driver. Can you give me the URL?
Repost and if it works I'll give points.

Thanks,
Don

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by homeflash In reply to scan & save in PDF format

Your issue is not the scanner. You need the software that will compress all your files.
Try paperport. It is pretty good

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by Don Christner In reply to scan & save in PDF format

I have a visioneer PaperPort scanner and 6.1 software. After version 2.1, you can not save as PDF.

Thanks,
Don

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