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Hi guys,

Looking for some software that can scan and save the file as a PDF. Right now I am using a free trial of Scan to PDF, but I would rather not pay the $30 and use something free.

All ideas welcome.

Thanks!
Edited by bigal1542 - 9/11/12 at 12:45pm
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post #2 of 11
Can you not scan into word and then save as a pdf?
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Can you not scan into word and then save as a pdf?

I didn't even know this was possible. How do I get a scan into word?
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post

Can you not scan into word and then save as a pdf?

Word isn't free.

However, OpenOffice has a save as pdf option as well

What are you using to scan? Every scanner I've used has had software with it that could save a scan as a pdf. Though I am sure there are some that don't as well.

If you are looking for a .pdf converter I use something called CutePDF. It can convert about anything into a pdf file
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post #5 of 11
CutePDF isvworth a look at. It will not scan, but once you have your scanned image it should be able to convert it to a PDF.
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CutePDF worked great for me.
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Quote:
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I didn't even know this was possible. How do I get a scan into word?

Scan as a .jpg or .bmp or whatever and then insert the image into a document. You can also open it in paint and copy and paste it over too.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Scan as a .jpg or .bmp or whatever and then insert the image into a document. You can also open it in paint and copy and paste it over too.

That's what I and all you guys are saying but apparently, he wants a simple software to do it for him in one click. Maybe write a macro for it. ?
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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the help.

I do have Word 2010 if that helps. No need to go out of your way and write a macro for me tongue.gif. I can easily do an extra step if needed. Also, I currently have a Canon MP495 for a printer/scanner.

Thanks!
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VagrantStorm found a way to do it with some Canon software. All I had to get was the MP Navigator EX.

Thanks to everyone for the help!
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