Alternative to Adobe Acrobat

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  1. ozone macrumors 6502

    ozone

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    Does anybody know of a viable alternative to Adobe Acrobat for editing existing PDFs or creating PDF files from a scanner? (I'm particularly interested in the scanner functionality.) I'm not keen on paying big bucks for Acrobat only to use 20% of its functionality.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried some of the PDF functionality already built into Tiger?
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Scanner functionality? MacOS X includes ImageGrabber. GraphicConverter is included with professional Macs. From these apps, you may print to PDF.
     
  4. besler3035 macrumors 6502

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    You can also print to PDF from pretty much any application out there as well. This includes Microsoft Office, and with Adobe and iWork apps, I know you can export to a PDF too.
     
  5. ozone thread starter macrumors 6502

    ozone

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    Thanks for the replies. I already know about the PDF function built into OS X, as well as the screen shot capture.

    What I need is software that will allow me to feed say, 20 pages, into my scanner and have them scanned automatically into PDF format. I can do this on my Windows machine via Adobe Acrobat and know that I can do it using Acrobat on my Mac, but I'm wondering if there is a cheaper alternative.

    Thanks.
     
  6. MacAri macrumors newbie

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    VueScan Professional lets you scan directly to pdf. You can also try some other programs like PDF Pen (now a UB) that allows you to add data to pdfs as well.

     
  7. j26 macrumors 65832

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    I have an Epson R300 printer and scanner - when I scan it automatically scans to pdf (not character recogntion though - as images). The softwae for your scanner probably has the same.
     

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