1. Download and Install the Free Version of Foxit Reader
Visit the website for Foxit Reader
at Foxit Software
Select the language and O.S. from the drop-downs, then click the big, red Download button.
After downloading, run the installer.
2. Run Foxit Reader
The installer creates a Foxit Reader
program group with a shortcut to the Foxit Reader program.
Click the shortcut to run Foxit Reader.
3. Run the scanning feature
Click the From Scanner
icon on the ribbon.
Note: You must already have TWAIN and/or WIA scanning drivers installed.
4. Fill in the Scan dialog box and Scan
Select the Scanner, Sides, Source, Color Mode, Page Size, Resolution, Output.
Un-tick the "Configure scanner using scanner's interface" box so that the TWAIN or WIA dialog box does not appear.
The settings are "sticky" (except for Output), so you won't have to change them the next time you scan (unless, of course, you want to scan with different options).
Click the Scan
5. Respond to Scan completion dialog
After the initial scan finishes, you'll get a dialog asking if the scan is complete or if there are more pages. In the case of scanning "Both Sides" with a simplex (ADF) scanner or on the flatbed of a simplex or duplex scanner, you'll also get a choice of "Scan the reverse sides" to effectuate the double-sided scan.
Make your choice and click OK
6. Save the scanned document
Click the disk icon on the Quick Access Toolbar
or click the File
menu then Save
or Save As
to save the scanned document.
That's it! You now have a scanned PDF file using free software.
It is an image-only PDF, ready for OCR with the free version of PDF-XChange Editor
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