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I am looking for any recommendations for inexpensive or free scanning software to replace our ScanSoft PaperPort software.  We are now running windows 7 and our Deluxe 9 version won't run on Windows 7.  We typically just need to scan in multi page paper work into a pdf image.  We have the full version of Adobe acrobat if that matters. Thanks for any advice!
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 125 total points
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Three thoughts:

(1) Since you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, use that. It will scan and make a PDF just fine.

(2) IrfanView is a terrific, FREE product that can scan (via TWAIN) and save a PDF (as well as many other image file types):
http://www.irfanview.com/

(3) The latest release of PaperPort, Version 12, supports Win7 and is reasonably priced. For example, a download of the standard version is $39.99 at Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168168677800SF/

If you do this, be sure to upgrade to 12.1 (FREE) at:
http://www.nuance.com/windows7/paperport/standard/

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe,  I called Nuance, and they wanted $100 for a download.  I didn't even think of checking Newegg or the other online retailers.  If the Adobe Acrobat doesn't work for the client, we'll just buy the $39 newegg download.  Thanks!
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