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How do I create a PDF (scanner paper documents)

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I expect to be scanning hundreds of pages and then OCR'ing them into Excel.

At present I have a handheld scanner that creates JPEG's.

I believe that it would be better if I had a PDF document rather the a JPEG one.

QUESTION: How do I create a a PDF easily (from a scanner)
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maybe you have options for that in scanner program ( program that you get with scanner ) ?
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Thanks for response.

My scanner is a cheapnLogik L4SCAN11.  It is less than a year old but I cannot find the manual.

Currently searching online for the manual/program - (no joy yet!).

I guess the bottom line is that it is ALL about the hardware creating the PDF in the first place??

Would it be unwise to create jpegs and then convert then to PDF's??

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Thanks folks,

I will take your advice.
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@21Dewsbury - Since your goal is ultimately to OCR into Excel, I'd suggest that the PDF strategy may not be your best bet.  Ultimately, you're going to be OCRing an image.  The format isn't as important as the quality of the image.

Unless you also have a need to keep a PDF of the document after OCR into Excel, you might want to have a look at the following link, which discusses how to use a tool already built into Windows for this.

MS Document Imaging Tool

In any event, this process will likely take quite a bit of time to scan, OCR and validate.  You might want to consider a 3rd party solution.  There are a lot of companies that do this kind of work relatively inexpensively.