Solved Windows Fax & Scan Support .pdf Files?


aln

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I was excited to discover the Windows Fax & Scan utility, but do not see an option to scan to a .pdf file. Is such an option available, and if so, how do I get to it?
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    HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2327c PC
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It may require a different program, I'm using Adobe Acrobat 8 [not the free Adobe Acrobat Reader] to scan multiple pages into .pdf format. There may be cheaper programs available such as Lightning PDF, Fusion PDF, Soda PDF, etc. Adobe Acrobat has become too costly for my needs to upgrade.
 

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    Dell Vostro 3400
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    256GB SSD NVMe
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It may require a different program, I'm using Adobe Acrobat 8 [not the free Adobe Acrobat Reader] to scan multiple pages into .pdf format. There may be cheaper programs available such as Lightning PDF, Fusion PDF, Soda PDF, etc. Adobe Acrobat has become too costly for my needs to upgrade.
Thanks Berton. That's what I suspect, but thought it would be worth a shot to first reach out to the experts before looking for alternatives. I was using the app that came with my (quite old) HP G4050 Scan Jet, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with Win11. HP won't even talk to me about trouble shooting; they just say get a new scanner.
 

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    Windows 11 Home
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    HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2327c PC
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    12 GB DDR4-2933 MHz RAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
    Motherboard
    Stark SSID: 8860
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ RX 550 Graphics (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
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    HP W2371d
Try Paperport... my dad's favorite app
 

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I swear by this utility - PDF24 Creator.

Not only does it create .pdf files, it has an amoury of tools to manipulate them!!
 

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I was excited to discover the Windows Fax & Scan utility, but do not see an option to scan to a .pdf file. Is such an option available, and if so, how do I get to it?
VueScan is an amazing program that allows you to scan and create a PDF no matter how old the scanner is.
You can download to try it out
See www.hamrick.com
 
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    Windows 10
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    Intel i8400
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    ASUS PRIME Z370-P
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    16GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GT710
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    ASUS Xonar D2X
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    Dell SE2417HGXF Full HD Gaming Monitor, 24"
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    1920 x 1080
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    Samsung V-NAND SSD 860EVO
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    Xilence XP420
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    PSU fan and stock CPU fan
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    Microsoft
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    Firefox
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    Avira free
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    Windows 11 on VMware (Release, Beta and Dev)
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    PC/Desktop
Thank you all for your suggested alternatives. I'm sure there is a great option in them for me.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2327c PC
    CPU
    12 GB DDR4-2933 MHz RAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
    Motherboard
    Stark SSID: 8860
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ RX 550 Graphics (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP W2371d

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    11 64
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    Lenovo
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    i9
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    Lenovo
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    32GB
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    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
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    Realtek
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    Dell U3415W
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    3440 x 1440
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    1 GB
It may require a different program, I'm using Adobe Acrobat 8 [not the free Adobe Acrobat Reader] to scan multiple pages into .pdf format. There may be cheaper programs available such as Lightning PDF, Fusion PDF, Soda PDF, etc. Adobe Acrobat has become too costly for my needs to upgrade.
If you were looking for a more affordable PDF scanner program, SwifDoo PDF is a must-have.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
I use VueScan and NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) NAPS2 is free and open source.
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Logitech M185
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    PowerSpec G156
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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