Windows Fax and Scan: Scan using smaller files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by MillworkMarketing, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Is it possible to scan a document to a .pdf file using Windows Fax and Scan?
    If not, does anyone have a suggestion as how to scan multiple pages into a
    smaller file format than .tif?
    MillworkMarketing, Nov 27, 2007
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  2. The only way to scan to .PDF would be if you have a .PDF writing application
    that interfaces with a scanner; WF&S only knows how to write .TIF files.
    You can scan from Photo Gallery also and it knows about more picture
    formats. As to combining scans into a single document, a .PDF writer should
    be able to do this; Microsoft Office Document Imaging will definitely do
    this, I've used it before to combine individual scans into a multi-page
    document. As a matter of fact, I've also used MODI to print one of these
    combined scan documents to a .PDF "printer" (CutePDF is an example).

    Hal Hostetler, CPBE --
    Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Nov 27, 2007
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  3. Thank you, Hal

    MillworkMarketing, Nov 27, 2007
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