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How to scan multiple pages into one document from Kyocera FS-1028MFC

I have a client with a Kyocera FS-1028MFC, and scanning is just fine with the unit except that there seems to be no way to scan multiple pages into a single document, either via the autofeeder or the platen.  

The software being used is Windows 7 Fax and Scan.  I was not able to find customized scanning software on the manufacturers site.  

The destination document type choices being presented include various picture formats, but not PDF, which I have a feeling is involved in the problem.

Does anyone have any guidance as to how to enable multi-page scanning in this situation?

Thanks!
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
My advice is not to use Windows Fax and Scan. Get some "real" imaging/scanning software. That device appears to have both TWAIN and WIA drivers, although it's not clear what the OS support is for those drivers:
http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu/index/service/dlc.false.utility.FS1028MFP._.EN.html

Once you have TWAIN and/or WIA drivers installed, then nearly all imaging/scanning software will work with it. I'm personally a fan of Nuance's PaperPort, but there's lots of software out there that will scan directly to multi-page, searchable PDFs. If you get the latest version of PaperPort (14), I recommend reading this EE article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Document_Imaging/A_17490-PaperPort-14-Free-Upgrade-to-Version-14-5.html

As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with Nuance and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
Please see if you can make use of such Third party application which comes as Freeware.

http://www.a-pdf.com/faq/how-to-scan-multiple-pages-into-one-pdf-file.htm
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
To follow up on reach2sandeep's post, there are many such third-party apps — both free and not free. But a key point is that they all require TWAIN or WIA drivers from the scanner manufacturer.

One issue with the one he posted, A-PDF Image to PDF, is that it does not perform OCR, meaning your PDF file will not be searchable — it will have just a raster image (bitmap/graphic), not text. The A-PDF folks also have an OCR product to overcome that issue:
http://www.a-pdf.com/ocr/index.htm

Another excellent piece of freeware that can scan to multi-page PDF is IrfanView (you need to install the PlugIns for PDF support — also, there's no OCR, unless you get the separate Kadmos PlugIn). But my advice is to get a commercial quality imaging/scanning product that can scan directly to a multi-page, PDF Searchable Image file (both an image and text from OCR) in one step with a single mouse click. PaperPort (and others) can. Regards, Joe
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ktaczalaCommented:
Check out the trial version of DocumentThis. Here's the link: http://klokapps.forumotion.com/
It's a document organizer app, it has scan options to scan multiple single sided or double sided documents to a PDF document.  It currently doesn't do OCR, if that's a deal buster.
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Mark LitinOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all

I purchased Nuance PaperPort for them, and it works like a charm for their purposes.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> I purchased Nuance PaperPort for them, and it works like a charm for their purposes.

In that case, I think you may have accidentally selected the wrong post as the solution. The post marked as the Accepted Solution recommends DocumentThis. The post that recommends Nuance PaperPort isn't selected as the Accepted Solution — it's not even selected as an Assisted Solution. When you get a moment, please click the Request Attention link so an EE Admin can open the question and then you can re-close it with the Nuance PaperPort post as the Accepted Solution. Also, since you went with PaperPort, read the article mentioned in that post (some distributors are still shipping old point releases of PP14 rather than the latest 14.5). Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
SouthMod,
Thank you for the fast response! Regards, Joe
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Mark LitinOwnerAuthor Commented:
Glad it got straightened out:-)
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