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Samsumg SCX 4521F does it pdf?

I can't seem to work out whether this machine is able to pdf documents. When I scan a word document, it converts it to a jpeg file. Is there a way to convert the document to a pdf format?

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  • wjohn1980 Oct 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. . . . the solution offered doesnt make sense. . . I am using Smart Thru 4 and can't find anywhere to change the doc name and file type. . . . i do have resolution and color adjustments under the scan tab but none of the others. . .

  • tjbird Oct 22, 2008

    I finally worked out a way to convert the document to pdf. Here are the steps I took:

    First of all, I reinstalled adobe onto my computer via the Samsung printer software CD (that came with the printer when I bought it).

    Then I did the following:

    1. Put document to be scanned in the feeder.

    2. Click on the SmarThru4 button on your computer (not the printer itself).

    3. Select: Scan To

    4. Select: Folder

    5. Select: Pre-Scan. Press: Continue.

    6. Select: Scan. Press: Continue

    7. Where it has the 'File Type' drop down menu > select 'PDF'

    8. Select: Scan To

    Hope this helps you wjohn1980 and anyone else with the same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I can't scan to pdf or get it to scan as a continuous document.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    please tell me with pics



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If you are using the SmartThru software, the otpion to change the scanned format is in the same screen where you state the name of the document and settings for color, resolution, and others.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2008


SmartThru 4

Choose Scan To, then select folder Folder, use the drop down menu to choose the particular file type you want, default filetype is *.doc, you can use the drop down to select *.pdf

Posted on Oct 20, 2008


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