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Scanning Sharp 1655
I'm trying to get scanning setup on a Sharp 1655 copier. I'd like to scan to Desktop or Email. I am doing this remotely and the computer I'm logged into is connected to copier via USB. I don't have access to the web interface because it is not connected to the network. I can do this but would like to avoid connecting it to the network. What I need is a software program, preferebly free (Open source), that I can install on the computer and have it manage scanning to the Sharp through the USB connection. Initially I installed Microsoft's Document managment/Scanning but it's pretty useless and only saves as a TiFF. I need something will be user friendly, scan multiple documents through the feeder and save them into 1 PDF file. Can anyone help me out or give me some advice/suggestions?? Thanks.

P.S. Computer is running VISTA and I haven't had a lot of Success with Sharp's scanning software.
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SoftiScan is quite good - however it is not free (although it has a free trial period)
http://download.cnet.com/Softi-Scan-to-PDF/3000-2064_4-10795678.html

Scan to PDF is also good, and has quite a few addons for additional functionality, but again, not free.
http://www.scantopdf.co.uk/

MetaDMS is most likely your best bet if you want to go with free software:
http://download.cnet.com/MetaDMS-Scan-Software/3000-10743_4-10909035.html

Hope those help.

Best of luck.
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My customer decided to spend some money and go with Scan To PDF.  It's great software.
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