How to scan documents in Acrobat XI

Learn how to scan to PDF or how to do a PDF scan, including how to convert paper documents to PDF and OCR PDF.

By September 20, 2012

 

How to scan documents in Acrobat XI
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How to scan documents in Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

  1. Choose Create > PDF from Scanner from the Create Task button.
  2. Choose your Scanner, and specify output to a new document or add to an existing file.
  3. If necessary, click Options and choose compression and filter settings. Click OK.
  4. Click Optimize Scanned PDF and Make Searchable then click Scan to process the content.
  5. Click and drag with the Selection tool to select specific text.

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donna baker

8, 2012-11-19 19, 2012

Hi Tom -

Start with an open PDF document. That should give Acrobat a command path.

donna.

Tom

2, 2012-10-01 01, 2012

What if the “In this file” option is not available. I can only select “In multiple files”.

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