Really need help with scanner!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sfulcher, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. sfulcher macrumors newbie

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    Help! I have a MacBook and I need a scanner. I am not up on my technology terms but the scanner I have took a 13 pg. document and saved it has 13 separate pdf files, which really pissed of my boss. Help!!!!!!!
     
  2. seniorstinky macrumors regular

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    Sounds like you have a scanner but your settings may be wrong (or it can't do what you are asking). What make and model do you have?
     
  3. sfulcher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not in the office but it is a Brother copier/scanner and I am certain it doesn't do what I need it to. In looking at scanners, how will I know if the scanner does what I want it to? Which scanners tend to work better with Macs?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    "Preview" app in Leopard suppose to let you do simple things with PDF files.
     
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  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Even if you can't figure out the software (or if Preview doesn't do it, I only have leopard on an external drive so can't look at it right now), go to

    macupdate.com, and search for: merge pdf
     
  7. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    what kind of file do you need ?
    Most scanners make a .jpg file, some have ocr software that convert images into text.
     
  8. sfulcher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a way to merge the pdf files after I scanned them, but it is to long a process. My boss wants something we can all use easily, without loading a ton of software on our computers. The scanner came with Presto, but that program will not cooperate with me computer!

    We are purchasing a new scanner for sure, I just want to make sure I get one that will take 13 pgs., scan them, and save them as 1 pdf file with multiple pages. It would be nice if I knew the scanner worked well with a Mac.
     

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