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Topic: scan grayscale to PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) What's Wrong with my PDF?, Msg: 163755
From: DaveJ50
Date: 12/17/2007 04:57 AM

My company purchased a third party archive solution which included a scanner, software & server. The system produces archives in PDF form with OCR as well as meta data retrieval.

The problem is that the scanning is done in B&W so our archived pictures appear as a silhouette only.

I changed the scan type to 16-bit gray which improves the pictures but results in “unsupported color format” when it collected the tif file for conversion.

I thought perhaps they were only licensed to do B&W with their software so I scanned a file in 16-bit grayscale and fed it to Adobe as one of my 5 trial online conversions just to prove that it would work. It resulted in an error but did not elaborate.

So how would I go about scanning a file of about 10 printed text pages and a couple of pictures and then converting them to a PDF.

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