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I want to scan an multiple images and save it to a PFD format.

I have never done it ever and I can't figure it out. I am so frustrated right now. Anything will help. It's a Brother MFC-7420

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This was not supported in control center 2. However, it is supported in control center 3 which you can download from the Brother website.

When our printer was attached to our windows 2000 machine, we could only scan a page at a time and then "print" the scan to a PDF printer. (We use DocuDesk). However, when we upgrade to a Vista machine and downloaded the new driver, the new control center supports PDF and multi-page.

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Open up the Control Panel for the MFC on your computer. This was installed when you installed the software/driver for the printer when you first set it up. Put the page in the automatic feed, face up, head first. Click on File on the control panel and the sheets should start getting fed through. This instruction means that you are telling the scanner to scan (copy) what you have to an electronic pdf file. There should be a folder on your desktop that is called "scanned files". Once the scanning is complete, you can go to the folder and find the pdf file you just created. I have found that if I scan too many sheets at one time, the file gets too big (like 10MB!) -- keep it small.

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You , nor anyone else,cannot scan and save as an ADOBY PDF file. To creat a PDF file requires either the ADOBY writting software of another software that saves  in the PDF file format.    Scanners take a picture of what ever is layed on them and copies then by breaking them into  millions of dots and then saving as a picture in a format such as JPEG.   Sorry

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    With Windows XP, ControlCenter 3 is not an option. As a result, I took the time to call Brother Support and scanning multiple pages from the flat-bed glass to a single file can be done through Scansoft Paperport, a component in the Brother Suite. I'm pasting the instruction from Brother Support below:

    Thank you very much for your inquiry. Our Search Engine found the following Solution from our Solution Database that matches with your Problem description.
    Description of Problem 100000012750

    How do I scan a document into PaperPort 11 SE using the TWAIN driver?

    Description of Solution 200000016388

    To Access the Scanner follow the steps listed below:
    1. Open PaperPort. Click START -> (ALL) PROGRAMS -> SCANSOFT PAPERPORT 11 -> PAPERPORT.
    2. If the Scan or Get Photo panel is not already displayed on the left side of the screen, click FILE -> SCAN OR GET PHOTO. The Scan panel should then appear.
    3. Under the scanner section click SELECT.
    4. Ensure that TWAIN has a check next to it and from the list of available scanners choose the TWAIN driver for your model brother machine. (ex: TWAIN: TW # BROTHER XXX-XXXX)
    5. Click OK. Your scanner should now be listed under the scanner section of the scan panel.
    6. Under Select a Profile you can choose from several pre-configured scanning profiles:
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