From Scanner

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From Scanner


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Click From Scanner to create PDF documents from the local scanner:



Figure 1. New Document Submenu. From Scanner Option


Preset options are displayed in the From Scanner list. Click these options to create a new document according to their preset parameters.

Click Configure Presets to determine preset parameters for each mode, as detailed here.

Click Custom Scan to determine custom parameters. The Scan Properties dialog box will open:

Figure 2. Scan Properties Dialog Box


Click the Scanner Settings menu to select a preset scanning mode.

Click the Scanner menu to select a scanner to use.

Click the Data Transfer Method menu to select either Native Mode or Memory Mode:

Native Mode uses a single memory buffer. This is the default and fastest mode, and is compatible with the broadest range of scanners.

Memory Mode enables the use of multiple memory buffers. This is a useful function in cases where memory is low and/or when large images are being scanned.

The Show Native UI box is selected by default, which means the user interface of the device driver is used. This is the most reliable option, and the scanner will select certain parameters of the scan itself: Color Mode, Resolution, Paper Size and Source. Clear the Show Native UI box to customize these options:

Color Mode has four options: Auto detect, Color, Grayscale and Black & White. These refer to the format of scanned documents.

Click the Resolution menu to select the DPI (dots per inch) of scanned documents.

Paper Size refers to the size of the paper used when scanning. Click Setup for further options, which are as follows:

The Automatic option determines the paper size automatically.

The Standard option contains standard sizes such as those used by the ISO and ANSI.

The Custom option can be used to enter custom dimensions.

Source has three options Auto, Flatbed and Feeder. These refer to the type of scanner being used.

Click the Sides menu to determine which sides of documents are scanned. There are three options: Simple Scan, Manual Duplex and Manual Duplex Reversed. Click the arrow for an explanation of these options.

Click the Scan More Pages menu to select the setting for when additional pages are scanned.

Select the After scanning, show images insertion dialog box to view the images insertion dialog box after the scan has taken place. This enables the customization of images and images settings.

Click the Images Insertion Options button to determine further options for inserted images. Those options are explained here.


Click Scan to scan pages.


Scanner Settings


Click the Scanner Settings menu to save custom settings for subsequent use. The following dialog box will open:

Figure 3. Scanner Settings Options


These options are used to adjust the scanner mode or save custom settings. There are five preset modes that relate to the format of scanned documents. They feature settings that are optimal for their respective modes. These modes can also be selected when choosing the option through which the new document is created. Hover the pointer over the New Document>From Scanner option and a menu will appear. The options to Custom Scan and Configure Presets are also available on this menu. Click Custom Scan to launch the Scan Properties dialog box shown in (figure 2) above. Click Configure Presets to open the Configure Scanner Presets dialog box and determine the presets for scanning.


When custom parameters have been entered in the Scan Properties dialog box they can be saved for subsequent use with the Save Current Settings option. Click the icon/text to save the current settings. Enter a name (and brief description, if desired) for the customized settings. Click Manage to edit customized settings and Delete to remove them.