Scanning Directly to a PDF File

You can scan multiple photos (or slides and film) and save them as one PDF file on your computer using the scanner’s Scan to PDF button.

In Home or Professional Mode, you can scan multiple pages of a document, magazine, or newspaper and save them in one file. Epson Scan displays an editing page so you can view the pages as you scan them and reorder, rotate, or delete them as necessary.

Place the first page of your original document (or your photos or film) on the scanner. For instructions, see Placing Documents or Photos or Placing Film or Slides .

Press the Scan to PDF button on the scanner. You see an Epson Scan window.

If the Mode box in the upper right corner of the Epson Scan window is set to Full Auto Mode and you want to scan multiple photos (or film), click the Scan button. The scanned images are saved as a PDF file in My Pictures (Windows) or Pictures (Mac OS X).

    If you want to scan multiple pages of a document, magazine, or newspaper, change the scanning mode to Home Mode or Professional Mode and go to step 4.

If the Mode box is set to Home Mode or Professional Mode, see Selecting Basic Settings for documents and photos or Selecting Basic Settings for film and slides.


If you want to change the scan mode, see Changing the Scan Mode.

When you are finished selecting settings (and previewing if necessary), click the Scan button.

The File Save Settings window appears.

    PDF is automatically selected as the file type setting and the current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and Compression settings are displayed below it.

If you need to change any of the current PDF settings, click the Options button. You see the Epson PDF Plug-in Settings window.

    Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.

When you are finished selecting file settings, click OK. Epson Scan scans your page and displays this window.

If you are only scanning one document page, or you don’t need to edit your pages, click Save File and go to step 12.

    If you are scanning multiple pages, click Add page and replace the first page on the document table with the second page and click Scan. Repeat this step for each page in your document. When you are finished, click Edit page and go to step 10.

You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.

    The Editing Page window displays thumbnails of each scanned page. You can use the tools below the main window to select, rotate, reorder, and delete pages in your document. Click the Help button for details.

    If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF file as they currently look, go to step 11.

    If you want to include only some of the pages, click the Odd Pages or Even Pages icons, or hold down the Ctrl key and click the individual pages you want to include.

    If you want to rotate or delete pages, click the pages or use the Odd Pages, Even Pages, or All Pages icon to select the pages. Then click the Left or Right Rotate icon to rotate them or the Delete icon to delete them.


The Delete icon is not available when all document pages are selected.

When you have finished editing your document pages, click OK. Your document is saved in a PDF file in the location you selected and you return to the Epson Scan window.

Click Close to exit Epson Scan.