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I Am In A Land Of Confusion With Pdf's


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#1 chugg

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:43 PM

I have a brother MFC 8440 at my home office. The bottom line is I want to scan a document and I want it to go straight to a designated folder as a pdf file. I downloaded cute PDF but that didnt help. It would be a major operation to get it to a pdf if t was possible. Are there any free programs that will allow me to scan documents as a pdf file? Also, why can I not search the forum for pdf subjects? It wont let me. Any advice? Thank you in advance for your help.

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:25 AM

Off the top of my head, I do have one suggestion. If your scanner supports a "send to printer" function then you may be able to set it up with the Bullzip PDF printer which is a virtual printer for Windows that generates PDF files. If you can get the scanner to print to the virtual PDF printer, then you should be all set.

As for being unable to search for "PDF" using the forum's built-in search tool, that's due to a restriction in place forbidding search terms with less than 4 characters. I'm not sure as to the reasoning behind this, but every forum I visit that uses Invision Power Board (like BC) has this restriction.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:22 AM

Try using pdf*, or even adding a letter like pdff. That can usually work.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

Try using pdf*, or even adding a letter like pdff. That can usually work.


i dont get it hah?

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:24 PM

Im still lost here. Anyone?

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:52 PM

Unless you are using OCR, then you are scanning in an image. You can place the image in a document, then save it as a pdf. I don't know of a tool that will go straight to a pdf unless the one mentioned earlier will work. I use doPdf which installs as a printer, so I "print" to a pdf format file.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:47 AM

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/scan2pdf.html
I've found some applications out there, none for free
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:59 PM

I think the one I'm using came from majorgeeks.com.




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