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I've attached a Word document of what's going on.Not Another PDF scanner.docx

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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
Joe Winograd

Hi Kev,

What happens when you un-check the Flip duplexed pages option? My guess is that both pages will be correct or both pages will be upsaide down. If the former, you're done. If the latter, you are loading the pages with the wrong edge first.

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kenfcamp

I agree with Joe

If you haven't already tried it, try un-checking "Flip duplexed pages"

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If the latter, you are loading the pages with the wrong edge first.

I don't think so, if he reorients the page then I suspect the page "SCAN THIS" would be upside down
kenfcamp

Just out of curiosity,

Why are  you using "Not Another PDF scanner" ??

Is your scanner not capable of producing PDF output on its own??
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kevluck373

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Looks to have worked.
If I uncheck flip duplexed pages, and lay the pages in the scanner upside down, both pages seem to be flipped right side up as needed.
I suppose there’s no way of flipping the pages the way they should be automatically? If not, the user will have to remember to put the pages in there upside down.
A lot of users scan packs of paper at once, and I assume the user will have to remember to align the pages correct, or just use the flip page option when needed.
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Yea.. I miss read your previous comment
Joe Winograd

NP, Ken, thanks for letting me know.
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kevluck373

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I'm not sure what else is out there for a free scanner programs as not another pdf scanner? There's not a scanning program within Windows itself is there? I don't think using paint would be a good alternative.

The brother software that comes w/ the scanner has a limitation not another pdf scanner can do.

The  scans are done as PDF w/ not another PDF scanner.

Joe Winograd

What model Brother is it? All Brother scanners and MFCs that I've seen in the past few decades have software that can scan to PDF...both their own software, such as Control Center 4, and bundled third-party software, such as PaperPort 14. Regards, Joe
kevluck373

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I know there's Windows Fax and scan, but I'm trying to keep scanning as simple as I can for the users.

If the user seems fax this could cause users some confusion.
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Joe Winograd

Do not use Windows Fax and Scan. Do not use Not Another PDF. Use Control Center 4 or PaperPort 14, both very likely bundled with the Brother device.
kevluck373

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I’ve used the control center 4 many times, and what’s awful about it is you can’t remove a page from the scan.

If you scan a lot of pages, and see a page you do not want, you have to scan all of the pages again.

I’ve emailed Brother about this, and was told this could be possible in a future version.

I’ll mess w/ paper port. Paper port seems to have a lot more bells and whistles to it.

Thanks
Joe Winograd

> what’s awful about it is you can’t remove a page from the scan

I didn't know that. I never use it (never even install it). I suggested it only because I know that it can scan to PDF. There are, of course, easy work-arounds for removing a page (or pages), such as printing the page range(s) that you want to a (free) PDF print driver (Bullzip, CutePDF, doPDF, etc.), but it's better, imo, to use PaperPort from the get-go.

> Paper port seems to have a lot more bells and whistles to it.

Yes, PaperPort is a robust scanning/imaging product. The version that is bundled with a Brother device is usually the so-called SE (Special Edition) version. It may not be as robust as the commercial/retail version (which comes in two editions...Standard and Professional), but their SE version still has a boatload of features and I'm confident that it can do whatever you need. It supports ISIS, TWAIN, and WIA/WIA2 drivers. I have a great deal of experience with PaperPort (25+ years) and can almost surely help you to get up-and-running...and proficient...on it. As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with the company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
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