Scanning as pdf

I have a HP C7710A scanner with a ADF.  I like this scanner and wanted to get an all-in-one for the other pc's to use but I am not understanding why I cant scan using pdf.  On the HP scanner I hit 'file' then a box comes up and 'save as type' is already selected to 'pdf.'  so I scan in my documents and it is saved as a pdf document.  Works great that easy.  Now I have bought 3 other all-in-ones and I can not get them to do that.  WHY??? is it HP's scanning software or what other products offer that capability?  PLEASE HELP!  it shouldnt be this difficult!

07/13/05  no one has an answer???
packrgalAsked:
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mcp_jonCommented:
Sorry to be asking this but...Do you have the Adobe Acrobat installed, I mean no t the Reader ?

I have an HP Scanjet 5470C and I can scan into PDF lika a charm !

Just using Windows XP with SP1, and HP Precision Scan Pro 3.1.

Best Regards !

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