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May 17, 2007

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    Unfortunately I have Windows Vista and my All in One (Lexmark x6170) is compatible, but not the scanning software. I want to scan to a pdf file and I was wondering if anyone knew of any free software to do this?
     
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    I figured there were a couple of computer gurus on the board that would be able to help me... oh yeah... they use Macs...
     
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    Use the Microsoft Office Document Scanner software. It's free (if you have office, though you may have to install it). It creates multi-page tiff files.

    Use pdf995 (from software995.com, and it cost 9.95) to print to the tiff to a pdf.

    I don't know of anyway to do it for free, if you need the pdf. I use the above method, it works well, though I only make pdf's if I'm sharing the document, internally, I just leave it in the tiff file.

    Dan
     
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    Thanks! So it's ok to leave it in a TIFF file? I can't use a standard fax due to my POS VOIP carrier, so I scan and E-Fax everything. Would this be an acceptable format for say... appointment contracts?
     
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