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PDF Files When Scanning with X4270

Is there a way to keep the file size small when scanning something into PDF?

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If you can reduce your scan resolution (e.g. 150 DPI instead of 300 DPI) or color depth (scan in black and white instead of color) it will result in a smaller PDF.

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