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Postby multivariable » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:38 am

Can any kind Slyckster point me toward some good, reliable software for scanning documents straight to .pdf format.

Cost is no obstacle. :wink:

And yes, before you ask, I have searched here and there, but I'd appreciate some feedback from people that I know who've actually used the software.
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby stevhorn » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:36 am

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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby Paladwyn » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:09 am

Here at work we use Acrobat 5, with distiller seems to work fine. We have also tried CutePDF for the machines not under the blanket lisence.
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby rsrikanth05 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:20 am

Try pdf995.
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby thejynxed » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:04 pm

Foxit has that, online collaboration and more now in their PDF suite.

Foxit PDF Creator: This add-on installs a virtual printer onto your system. You can use this printer to convert any printable documents to PDF files (just open the necessary application, then print to Foxit PDF Printer). If you don't install this add-on, you won't be able to use the "Convert PDF" feature in Foxit Reader. Without purchasing this add-on, evaluation marks will be added to your created pages.

The entire Pro package is really cheap for what you get, and if that doesn't float your boat, you can get it free anyhow by using some service like Netflix through TrialPay.

Normal cost is $29.99 per user for 1-4 users, and the price drops the more users you add.

File size is a 675KB installer for the PDF Creator.

BTW, Microsoft officially endorsed Foxit's PDF suite for use in Windows and Exchange environments over Adobe.
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby Psisquared » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:48 pm

For making a PDF document from any printable document, I use Bullzip PDF (free) or PDFCreator (open source, on For reordering pages, PDFTKBuilder, and PDFill work well (free) as well as PDFsplit and merge ( There are also online tools that can accomplish this.

I use Foxit as a reader and like it a lot, but its hard to justify paying for a pdf maker when so many exist for free.

Hope that was helpful.
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby caldis » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:48 am

if costs are no obstacle then get a canon bizhub (buy or lease). we use it in the office and it scans directly to pdf and sends the pdf via email. really nice
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Re: Scan documents to .pdf format

Postby rsrikanth05 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:50 am

BTW: If you use Office 2007, you can download the PDF convertor from MS's website.
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