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WinScan2PDF 2.77

A tiny tool for saving scanned documents as PDF files

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, German
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 January 2015
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WinScan2PDF 2.31
A tiny tool for saving scanned documents as PDF files

WinScan2PDF is a tiny free program which will work with your scanner to accept one or more pages, and save them as a PDF file.

If your existing scanner software doesn't support PDF export then this has obvious appeal. But even if it does, you may prefer WinScan2PDF for its ease of use. There's no complexity here, no hidden features, no menus, no options to configure - it's all just very straightforward.

All you need to do, then, is click Select Source and choose your scanner.

Click "Scan to PDF" and the program will initiate a page scan. (If this is a multi-page document then check the "Multiple Pages" box.)

And when it's done, enter a file name and your PDF file will be created. That's it.

This does mean there are no other smart options for the PDF. You can't, say, password-protect it if the document is something important. You can't add a header page, or do anything to affect the default output. Still, if you simply need PDF output for your scanned pages then WinScan2PDF works well, and as it's also portable - any settings are held in an INI file - then it's very safe to try. If it doesn't suit your needs, delete the program's download file and installation folder and it'll be wiped from your PC, with no traces remaining.

Version 2.77:
    - New option via the #-Menu: Keep aspect ratio
 

Verdict:

WinScan2PDF delivers precisely what its name promises, quickly converting scanned pages to PDF files. There's nothing else at all - the main interface is just three buttons and a checkbox - so it's rather basic, but also small and very easy to use

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