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Hi Guys

I scan a lot of documents

I scan docs with my HP PSC Printer

After i scan the doc its comes out as a jpg

How do i scan a doc and make it come out as a pdf?

I have to forward docs so they can be opened up

And because i have Foxit for Firefox i get a lot of complaints from people who tell me they can't open my docs

Can someone tell me how do i scan a doc and turn it into a pdf that people can open? Like Adobe

Thanks In Advance
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Scanners are primarily designed for scanning pictures and copies of documents in and saving as JPEG format.
What you want to do is scan a document in and have it come out as a PDF file. You need a technology called OCR - Optical Character Recognition.

What OCR effectively does is read the document and type it into a word processing program. It's that file you need to make a PDF of, not the scan that you've made.
OCR is supposed by most scanners - there should be a program on the CD that came with it to do OCR with - but it's not 100% foolproof or accurate, especially if the source is damaged, - you will need to proof-read it otherwise you'll be sending out broken English documents.
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