Single Sided Scanning

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  1. scarrab666 macrumors member

    scarrab666

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    Hi All,

    I've got an old HP printer/scanner combo... Consumables are expensive, but otherwise it serves its purpose, well almost...

    The problem is the document scanner on it only does single sided scanning. My question is this:

    Is there an app that allows you to combine multi-page scans into one document?

    For example can I scan one side of a stack of double sided documents, then scan the reverse side, is there an app combine them into one document (and keep their scan order)?

    Hope someone else has this idiosyncratic first world problem (I don't want to buy another scanner/printer).
     
  2. Efrem macrumors regular

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    If your scanner produces PDFs, Adobe Acrobat has a "combine files into PDF" function. If they're not in the order you want, you can rearrange them by dragging their thumbnails in the sidebar.
     
  3. scarrab666 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanking you Efrem, this is helpful, though I should have stressed that I want it as 'automated' as possible, I'd likely make mistakes if I were to drag the pages around manually ;-)
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There are PDF actions in Automator that you might take a look at. You'd want to build a Image Capture Plugin and then Import to it when you're scanning.
     

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