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April 13, 2004 7:58:41 PM

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Looking for a scanner that:

Can scan direct text pages to PDF
Can scan photos direct to JPG or PDF
Has an ADF that can handle 8 1/2 x 11 paper and 4 x 6 photos
Costs under $1000

We need to scan stacks of photos and 100-page depositions. Do not
necessarily need "searching" or OCR capabilities. Just a way to get the
documents digital so we can dump the hard copies.

I know Xerox has a couple of table-top models. But any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
John

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Anonymous
April 14, 2004 4:56:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.scanner (More info?)

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 15:58:41 -0400, "John" <None> wrote:

>Looking for a scanner that:
>
>Can scan direct text pages to PDF

I think you will find that if you have a program such as Adobe Acrobat
Professional the extensions will be installed for many scanners. Price
is in the neighborhood of $450 to $500 (I'm too lazy to go look it up
and even though I purchased a copy a few months back I don't remember
the specific price) Mine (just an inexpensive HP 5470 flat bed) will
save in PDFs or JPGs. It will do a <save as> in 11 different formats.
>Can scan photos direct to JPG or PDF

Most scanners will do JPGs. I don't know of any that won't, but there
probably are special purpose ones that do not have that capability.

>Has an ADF that can handle 8 1/2 x 11 paper and 4 x 6 photos
>Costs under $1000

I think the ADF may have put you out of the $1000 range, but maybe
not.

>
>We need to scan stacks of photos and 100-page depositions. Do not

If these are "depositions" in the normal sense, I seriously doubt you
will be able to "dump" the paper originals due to the legal
regulations.

>necessarily need "searching" or OCR capabilities. Just a way to get the
>documents digital so we can dump the hard copies.

I don't know what business you are in, nor am I asking, but...
Depending on the Docs, or what they contain, many times it is required
that the originals be kept, even if in a vault. That means the
original "wet" signatures must be available for inspection.

Our local government has gone digital, but they still have to keep the
original paper docs. The company where I used to work also had to
keep the paper documents even though we worked from digital copies.
Even project charters which were on-line had to have the, signed
originals kept in the paper archives. We had one particular operation
that required quite a few truck loads of documents. We had to keep
the paper originals.

Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
(N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
www.rogerhalstead.com

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>I know Xerox has a couple of table-top models. But any suggestions?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>John
>
>
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