Free/Open Source Scan-to-PDF Software?
November 3, 2009 11:20 AM   Subscribe

What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss?

I don't really like the software that came with the scanner and I don't want to pay for Acrobat Pro. Currently I'm using OpenOffice Draw, which works fine except for having a few too many mouse clicks between importing each page as a scanned picture -- which are annoying when I'm trying to concentrate on something else while I scan a bunch of things in.

Ideally I'd like to just place a new page, close the lid, click a button, scan, rinse, repeat. That's basically how Acrobat Pro does it, but is there a free/OS alternative that behaves the same way?
posted by cowbellemoo to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Windows XP has built-in support for scanning. Use PDFill PDF Tools to join several PDFs into one.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:57 PM on November 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: My similar question brought a suggestion of VueScan, which seems to do what you're asking for. Not free, but there's a demo period.
posted by Orb2069 at 7:23 PM on November 3, 2009

Response by poster: Meant to thank you both earlier. (Thanks!) Next time I'm on a scanning jag I'll give your recommendations a whirl.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:02 AM on November 6, 2009

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