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Windows 7 Scan To PDF

Convert a paper document into a PDF in Windows 7

Using your scanner and Acrobat, you can create a PDF file directly from a paper document. TWAIN scanner drivers and Windows 7 Image Acquisition (WIA) scanner drivers are supported by Acrobat on Windows 7. TWAIN and Image Capture are supported by Acrobat on Mac OS (ICA).

You can use the Autodetect Color Mode in Windows 7 to let Acrobat decide the content form of the paper document, or you can use the other presets (Black & White Document, Grayscale Document, Color Image, and Color Document) based on your preferences. The scanning presets can be customised, or you can use the Custom Scan option to scan with the settings of your choosing.

If your scanner has a WIA driver enabled, you can use the Scan button on your scanner to generate a PDF in Windows7. Select Adobe Acrobat from the list of registered applications in Windows 7 by pressing the Scan button. Pick a scanner and a document preset or Custom Scan in the Acrobat scan gui.

Go to Tools > Create PDF in Acrobat to convert a paper document to a PDF. The Create a PDF from Any Format dialogue box appears. To see what choices are available, select Scanner.

On the Mac:

  1. Using Autodetect Color Mode, scan a paper document to PDF (Windows)
  2. Select Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > Autodetect Color Mode from the menu bar.
  3. Click the Settings icon if you want to search several files into a PDF. The gui for Custom Scan appears. Check the box to prompt you to scan more pages.
  4. Select Scan.
  5. Pick Scan More Pages, Scan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete if you’re prompted to scan more pages, then press OK.

Use a preset to scan a paper document to PDF (Windows 7)

  1. Select Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > [document preset] from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click the Settings icon if you want to search several files into a PDF. The gui for Custom Scan appears. Check the box to prompt you to scan more pages.
  3. Select Scan.
  4. Pick Scan More Pages, Scan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete if you’re prompted to scan more pages, then press OK.

Without using any presets, scan a paper document to PDF

  1. Select Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > Default or My Custom Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Tap the Settings icon if you want to adjust the settings. The gui for Custom Scan appears. As required, select scanning options.
  3. Click the Prompt to scan more pages check box if you want to scan several files into a PDF.
  4. Select Scan.
  5. Pick Scan More Pages, Scan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete if you’re prompted to scan more pages, then press OK.

Improving or optimising a scanned PDF

  1. Open a scanned document that has been converted to a PDF.
  2. Select Tools > Scan & OCR > Enhance > Scanned Document from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Settings icon in the Secondary toolbar, then select suitable options in the Enhance Scanned PDF dialogue box, then click OK.
  4. See Enhance Scanned PDF Dialog Box for more detail on the choices shown in the dialogue box.

Set up scanning presets (Windows 7)

  1. Select Tools > Scanner > Create PDF
  2. Choose from Autodetect Color Mode, Black and White Document, Color Document, Grayscale Document, or Color Photograph as your preset.
  3. Next to the preset, click the Settings button. The Custom Scan or Configure Predefined Settings for interface is displayed depending on your selection.
  4. Make the necessary adjustments to the settings.
  5. Click the Prompt to scan more pages check box if you want to scan several files into a PDF.
  6. To save the preset, press Save Settings, and then click the Cross button (X) to exit.

Options for scanning

After you’ve chosen a scanner, you can choose or change the scanner’s different scanning options to fit your needs.

  1. To see all of the scanning options, go here.
  2. The dialogue box for Scanned PDF optimization
  3. The image settings for how scanned images are filtered and compressed for the PDF are controlled in the Enhance Scanned PDF dialogue box.
  4. The default settings are appropriate for a wide range of document pages, but for higher-quality files, smaller file sizes, or scanning issues, you may want to customise settings.

Dialog box for Recognize Text – Settings

Language of the Document

  1. The OCR language is selected by default from the default locale. To switch languages, go to Edit and select a new language.
  2. Either a searchable image or editable text and images are created.

Tips for sifting

Photos with a resolution of 10 dpi to 3000 dpi are accepted by Acrobat scanning. Input resolution of 72 dpi or higher is needed if you choose Searchable Image or ClearScan as your PDF Output Style. Additionally, input resolutions greater than 600 dpi are downscaled to 600 dpi or smaller.

Only monochrome images may benefit from lossless compression. Select one of these options under the Optimization Options in the Optimize Scanned PDF dialogue box to apply lossless compression to a scanned image: CCITT Group 4 or JBIG2 (Lossless) for monochrome images. The scanned image remains uncompressed if this image is appended to a PDF document and the file is saved using the Save function. The scanned image can be compressed if you save the PDF using Save As.

Black-and-white scanning at 300 dpi provides the best text for conversion on most pages. OCR accuracy is marginally lower at 150 dpi, and more font-recognition errors occur; processing slows at 400 dpi and higher resolutions, and compressed pages are larger. Try scanning at a higher resolution if a page has a lot of unrecognised words or small text (9 points or smaller). When appropriate, scan in black and white.

When Recognize Text Using OCR is disabled, the maximum 10-to-3000 dpi resolution range is available, but 72 and higher dpi is recommended. For Adaptive Compression, a resolution of 300 dpi for grayscale or RGB input and 600 dpi for black-and-white input is recommended.

Until compression, pages scanned in 24-bit colour at 300 dpi at 8-1/2 by 11 in. (21.59 by 27.94 cm) produce large images (25 MB). To scan the picture, your device will need at least 50 MB of virtual memory. Scanning and processing are normally four times slower at 600 dpi than at 300 dpi.

Dithering and halftone scanner settings should be avoided. These options can enhance the look of photos, but they make it more difficult to read text.

Try can the brightness and contrast by around 10% for text written on coloured paper. Consider using a filter or lamp to remove the background colour if your scanner has colour-filtering capabilities. To explain the scan, change the scanner contrast and brightness if the text isn’t crisp or drops out.

If your scanner has a manual brightness switch, set it to clean, well-formed characters. Use a higher (brighter) environment if characters are touching. Use a lower (darker) setting if characters are divided.

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