EPSON

Scanning to a PDF File

Using EPSON Scan, you can create a PDF file with the following features:
Scanning multiple document pages into a single PDF file: You can scan multiple document pages and save them in a single PDF file.
Creating a searchable PDF file (Windows only): You can create a PDF file with search functionality, so that you can look for words in the file. (This feature may not be available in some countries.)
Specifying the number of pages in a single PDF file: You can specify the maximum number of pages that can be included in one PDF file. For example, if you are scanning a 20-page document, and specify the page number to be included in one PDF as 4, 5 PDF files are automatically created.
Note:
You need ABBYY FineReader that came with your scanner to use some of these features. If you have installed your scanning software as described in the Start Here sheet, it has already been installed.

Scanning to a PDF File Using the PDF Button

Place your document on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for details.
Press the  scan to PDF button on the scanner. You see the Scan to PDF window.
Click Settings. You see the Scan to PDF Settings window.
Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting to select the colors in the original.
Select Document Table as the Document Source setting.
Click the arrow to open the Size list and select the size of your original(s).
If you need to select a size that is not in the Size list, you can create a custom size. Click the arrow in the Size list and select Customize. You see the Source Size window.
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click Save, then click OK. Your new size appears in the Size list.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at which you want to scan. See the table below for guidelines.
What you will do with the scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web, view only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Print
300 dpi
Use the settings in the Image Adjustments area of the window to modify the image quality if necessary. See the table below for guidelines.
Setting
Description
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the overall image. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Unsharp Mask
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for an overall sharper image. Turn off to leave softer edges. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Descreening
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly shaded image areas, such as skin tones. Also improves results when scanning magazine or newspaper images that include screening in their original print process. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Color or Grayscale.
Image Option
Text Enhancement
Enhances text recognition when scanning text documents.
This setting is available in the following conditions:
- when the Image Type is set to Color and Image Option is selected
- when the Image Type is set to Grayscale and Image Option is selected
- when the Image Type is set to Black&White and Image Option is selected
When the Image Type is set to Black&White, the results of Text Enhancement do not appear in the preview, only in your scanned image.
Auto Area Segmentation
Makes Black&White images clearer and text recognition more accurate by separating the text from the graphics. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Black&White and Image Option is selected.
Dropout
Drops out red, green, or blue in the scan.
This setting is available in the following conditions:
- when the Image Type is set to Grayscale and Image Option is selected
- when the Image Type is set to Black&White and Image Option is selected
Color Enhance
Enhances red, green, or blue in the scan.
This setting is available in the following conditions:
- when the Image Type is set to Grayscale and Image Option is selected
- when the Image Type is set to Black&White and Image Option is selected
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art are delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs. This setting is available only when the Image Type is set to Black&White.
Click File Save Settings. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and other settings are displayed under Details.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning checkbox in the File Save Settings window, the Add Page Confirmation window does not appear and EPSON Scan automatically saves your document.
If you need to change any of the current PDF settings, click Options.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader that came with your scanner is installed.
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see EPSON Scan Help.
Make any other file save settings and click OK.
Click Close to close the Scan to PDF Settings window, then click Scan or press the  Start button on the scanner. EPSON Scan scans your page.
If you are scanning single page, go to step 15.
If you are scanning multiple pages, replace the first page on the document table with the second page and click Scan or press the  Start button again. Repeat this step for each page in your document.
Click Finish or press the  scan to PDF button on the scanner. Your document is saved as a PDF file in the Pictures or My Pictures folder, or in the location you selected in the File Save Settings window.

Scanning to a PDF File Using the EPSON Scan

Place your document on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for details.
Start EPSON Scan.
Make necessary settings.
Full Auto Mode: Click Customize and File Save Settings. Go to step 5.
Click Scan.
Select PDF as the Type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and other settings are displayed under Details.
Note:
If you deselect the Show Add Page dialog after scanning checkbox in the File Save Settings window, this window does not appear and EPSON Scan automatically saves your document.
Click Options for detailed settings.
Note:
The Text tab is available only when ABBYY FineReader that came with your scanner is installed.
Select the settings that match your document and then click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
For other settings in the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window, see EPSON Scan Help for details.
Make any other file save settings, and then click OK.
Full Auto Mode: Click OK in the Customize window, and then click Scan.
EPSON Scan starts scanning your document and displays the following window.
Select one of the following options:
Add page: Click this button to scan the next page of your document. Replace the first page on the document table with the next page, and click Scan. Repeat this step for each page in your document. When you are finished, click Edit page and go to step 9.
Edit page: Click this button if you have scanned all the necessary pages so you can edit the scanned pages before saving them in one PDF file. Then go to step 9.
Save File: Click this button when you are ready to finish scanning and save the scanned pages into one PDF without editing them. Then go to step 11.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page.
Use the tools below the Editing Page window to select, rotate, reorder, and delete pages.
If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF files as they currently look, go to step 13.
If you want to rotate 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.
If you want to delete pages, click the pages, or use the  odd pages, or  even pages icon to select the pages, then click the  delete icon to delete them.
Note:
The  delete icon is not available when all pages are selected.
For further details on the tools in the Editing Page window, see EPSON Scan Help.
When you have finished editing your pages, click OK. The pages are saved in one PDF file in Pictures, My Pictures, or the location you selected in the File Save Settings window, and you return to the Office Mode window.
Click Close to exit EPSON Scan.