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Scanning to pdf


alex01

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Hi,

I've started using win 8 and having trouble scanning to PDFs, used to have acrobat 7 standard on my old vista PC currently i convert but would like to scan directly to PDF.

is there a free solution to do this? can anyone recommend if there is?

thanks.
 

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RobinCB

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I know there is a scanning app at the Windows store and also found one there specifically for Brother printers but these don't have features I used to have through my Brother MFC-5840CN before moving from Windows Vista to 8.1. Has anyone found any free or not-too-awfully-expensive apps or programs to do this?

Note that I somehow utilized an old driver on my first Windows8.1 64-bit computer but, after getting a new one recently, I haven't been able to duplicate that. HELP!
 

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play2mefish

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I think the generic scan app that comes with 8.1 will scan to pdf by default...but I could be mistaken. I know the HP scan app for my scanner will scan to pdf using 8.1. I would check it out but I'm not at home at the moment....will check it later this evening and let you know for sure.
 

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Dwig

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#4
Hi,

I've started using win 8 and having trouble scanning to PDFs, used to have acrobat 7 standard on my old vista PC currently i convert but would like to scan directly to PDF.

is there a free solution to do this? can anyone recommend if there is?

thanks.
What scanner are you using?

If it's an EPSON, then the EpsonScan application that came with the scanner, or preferably a new download from EPSON, will scan to PDF if you set it appropriately.
 

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play2mefish

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Update, the default Windows 8.1 scan does not scan to PDF files, it only scans to jpg, tiff, png, and bmp. As Dwig mentioned, get the updated software from the manufacture of your scanner...and I'm sure that will do the trick.
 

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    ASRock 990FX Killer
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    AMD FX 8320
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    ASRock 990 FX Killer
    Memory
    32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 750i
    Sound Card
    Realtek (Stock on MB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 27 HD Monitor & a 37" LCD HD TV Screen (For movies)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 250 GB SS hard drive for OS
    1 1TB hard drive for data / mirrored to a second 1 TB hd.
    PSU
    650W
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    No name tower
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    Enermax Liqtech 240
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