scanned document does not give me option to save file as pdf. Why not?

I had an HP desktop with windows 7. When scanning a document from an attached printer/copier/scanner, i could save it as a pdf file. Now i am connecting the same printer to a new hp desktop, with windows 8. even though i have acrobat reader installed, i cannot now save the scanned file as a pdf document. what can i do?


Vijay Kapoor


1 Answer

You can't create PDF with free Adobe Reader, you need to have Adobe Acrobat to do that.
If the software that came with your scanner can't save the scan as PDF you have to use Adobe Acrobat to do that.

With Adobe Reader you can only view, fill form fields, sign and add comments to a PDF. Take a look at Adobe Reader XI/Features and http://helpx.adobe.com/reader.html.

Adobe Acrobat allows you to create PDF from scanner:

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