How do I scan a form and save it as a PDF?

by on March 24, 2009

Q: How do I scan a form and save it as a PDF file so I can attach it to an email and send it? I am trying to send membership applications thru email and I am lost.


One Response to “How do I scan a form and save it as a PDF?”
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    First, check the documentation for your scanner, it might have a ‘scan to pdf’ feature built right in.

    If it doesn’t, download an install PDFCreator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

    This is a free program that will allow you to create PDF files. It works like a virtual printer. So when you go into the print screen of your program of choice (Microsoft Word, etc.) and go to the print screen, you’ll select PDFCreator instead of your printer. Instead of a hard-copy of the document you’ll wind up with a nice PDF file.

    If you have trouble with this you can also try this free on-line pdf conversion service: https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp