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Software for Scanning documents?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Enigma101, May 16, 2010.

  1. Enigma101

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    I have decided to clear out the crap i have collected over the years and attempt to go minamalist with my "Stuff" i am amazed how much rubbish i have collected and i only live on my own.


    want to convert my most of my cd collection and paperwork into electronic format to start with


    Cleared out 3 large files of paperwork and binned or burnt most of it, any other docs that i dont need a hard copy of i want to scan into the computer and store into pdf format.
    I have a HP 1350 all in one printer/scanner maybe this is up to the job?
    Can anyone recommend software to convert my docs, must be free or fairly cheap! :)

    Thanks
    Gavin
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    When you say software what exactly do you mean?

    Windows itself has the ability to scan and store documents, although it does store them as JPG's rather than PDF's.


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  3. Enigma101

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    Hi Simon,
    It need to be able to scan and store in a high quality format easy to read format such as PDF, a normal scanned doc stores as a large JPEG as you say.

    My HP 1317 spec:

    Scan method: Flatbed CIS (contact image sensor)Image editor includedIntegrated OCR (optical character recognition) packageTwain complaint interfaceResolution: 600 by 2400 ppi maximum (19200 ppi)Bit depth: 36 bits color, 12 bits grayscale
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Scan it as a jpeg, open Word, inset the image on a document then save as pdf.
     
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  5. SimonD

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    Surely the software that came with the scanner can do that for you? Even my very old Canon Lide 60 can do that.

    **Edit**, have you had a look at the software here as that appears to be the scanner in question and it's on the HP website.
     
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  6. Enigma101

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    Thanks Simon, the hp software does the job...somewhat clunky though :)
     
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