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Adobe acrobat 6.0 scans invert black and white / TWAIN scanner

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When I scan a document into Acrobat 6.0, it always inverts the black and white so it is essentially a "negative" of the original.  The scanner works fine in other applications.

How do I train Acrobat to reverse the colors?
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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Are you running 6.0.0? If so, upgrade to 6.0.1 or 6.0.2. The first release of Acrobat 6 had some serious scanning problems.

You can upgrade by selecting Help>Updates. You can also go to Adobe's web site and use the "Downloads" link in the support area.
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Already have 6.0.2
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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Looks like you found another bug in Acrobat. Try to scan in different modes (e.g. grayscale instead of BW) and see if it also happens. What scanner are you using?
Check to see if your scanner vendor has an updated driver for your scanner.

If that's not the case, I doubt that there is anything you can do (besides complaining to Adobe).
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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What scanner are you using?
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by:Sunny-glen
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scan to jpg or tif format and then convert to PDF
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by:mycomac
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I'm using a Brother MFC 6800 laser/scanner/copier/boatanchor/etc.

I am already scanning to another format then "printing" to Acrobat, but that wastes a lot of time...I just wanted to scan directly into Acrobat, since it should be capable of doing that.
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Do you still have Acrobat 5 around? If so, use that to scan to PDF. You can also use ScanSoft's OmniPage to create PDF files (or Abbyy's FineReader) out of scans. Both programs do a pretty good OCR job (IMHO better than what Acrobat's PaperCapture does).

The page at http://solutions.brother.com/mfc6800/download/drivers.html does not list any new driver software for this scanner, so if you cannot go back to Acrobat 5 (you can have both Acrobat5 and 6 installed on the same commputer), yoru only solution is to go to a 3rd party application to scan.
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I would definitely recommend you get OmniPage to do scanning. I mean for tiny scanning Acrobat is ok, but if you have lots to scan, it is worth the extra bucks.

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I don't think prifre did provide any new information: I already mentioned OmniPage, and also commented on the better quality of OmniPage and Finereader vs. Acrobat.
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