Before you start click on the "Select Scanner" button and choose what scanner
you would like to use.
WIA or Twain?
Your scanner may appear twice in the list, this is normal if you have Twain and
WIA drivers installed, one or more of the listings will have WIA in front of the
Also bear in mind that a lot of Multi function Devices also have memory card
readers which will appear in the list as well so if you get a dialog that pops up
asking "Which pictures do you want to copy?" then press the Select button again
and try a different option.
Press the Scan Button
When you press the scan button in our software it transfers control to your
Please note that the scan settings dialog that appears next is not part of Scan to
PDF so if you have questions about the scan settings then you will need to
consult the documentation that came with your scanner.
DPI stands for Dots per Inch and is the scanning resolution and we would
recommend scanning standard documents at 200 DPI but you may need to
increase to 300 DPI for very fine print.Scanning at higher resolutions will just slow
everything down and produce huge PDF files.
If you need the smallest file size then use black & white as greyscale & color file
sizes are typically 5-10x bigger but bear in mind that you may need to use color
or greyscale if you have poor quality originals with light print or a colored
After scanning you can rotate pages if necessary using the rotate buttons
Just click on a page first to highlight it then press a rotate button
Save your PDF
After clicking on save you can browse to a suitable location to save you PDF
This button will send your scanned PDF to your default PDF viewer this can be
handy to print or email the document without saving first.
Delete Selected Page
This will delete the currently selected page
Scanning without using the settings dialog
Some Twain scanners support scanning without showing the settings dialog first.
This options save a few mouse clicks and defaults to using the document feeder
if you scanner has one.
Untick the Show Scanner Dialog option as shown below
You can set the Quality and Color mode using the options here
Standard is 200 DPI and is a good balance between quality and small filesize but
try the different options with your documents.
When hiding the dialog the default settings of your scanner will apply so if you
need to enable other options such as duplex, brightness and Autofeed then you
will need to display the settings before scanning.
If when hiding the dialog your document feeder only scans one page or all pages
are the same image then try using Native WIA mode (settings page)