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[b]How can I scan a double sided document and turn it into one pdf file?[/b]

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  1. neos1

    neos1 Thread Starter

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    I have both Microsoft word and Open Office, two printers that will scan and a scanner with Abbyy OCR software. I'm trying to scan a two sided document and turn it into a single pdf file
    Any suggestions?:)

    I deadend when I try to combine the two sides by copy/paste. Once I copy side one both office products seem to consider that on document and I can't
    figure out how to add the second side.
     
  2. jdl

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    Have a look at PDFCreator here. One of its "features" is "Merge multiple files into one PDF."
     
  3. letchworth

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    Abbyy software (whether the freeby version included with a scanner or the stand alone version) is able to copy multiple pages in a document, whether sequential, subsequent or totally unrelated pages.

    I use the separated steps--- Step one "Scan"--- Then scan in another page and another page until all pages have been added to the scan batch--- then Step 2: Read---- Then I save it (I use the option in V.7 to send it to Star Writer--- which keeps most of the formatting intact and saves it to a temporary file with .rtf extension. This is associated with OpenOffice and automatically opens the file & program.

    In OpenOffice you can recover any lost formatting and then File>Export as PDF

    I do it all the time and it works great
    Good luck
    letchworth
     
  4. neos1

    neos1 Thread Starter

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    Hey thanks for the input. I've been looking at pdf creator and I just down loaded - I'm going to try it out. Thanks.:)

    Abbyy software (whether the freeby version included with a scanner or the stand alone version) is able to copy multiple pages in a document, whether sequential, subsequent or totally unrelated pages.

    I have Abbyy 6 and Open Office. I've copied your instructs. I've yet to work it out. If it's there I'll figure it out. Thanks:)
     
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