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Can a Samsung SCX-4216F scan to pdf format?

I am helping a friend who wants to scan and archive multi-page documents with the MFP they have which is a Samsung SCX-4216F Multi-function printer.  The logical choice is to scan to an Adobe Acrobat pdf file.  This is easy with HP All-In-One machines.  Can it be done with a SCX-4216F?

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I have the printer scx-4216f with scanner and copier.In this now scanner is not working only printer and copier is functioning.

    kindly help me to work the scanner


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    samsung scx 4623f will print but won't scan with windows 8

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My new laptop has windows 8. I can't seem to scan to pdf or any continuous document. It creates an individual picture for each page.



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In windows, Scx 4216f comes with Samrthru3 which does not come with pdf scan option , however you can use the newer verasion of smarthru4 which is available with scx4100/scx4521f .
All you need to do is choose Scx4216f as the device in smarthru window. and you will be able to scan in PDF format.

Will be quite simple.

Happy Scanning


Posted on Oct 26, 2007

  • p_3609kostov Dec 03, 2010

    Thaks for the information, but I got the Smar Thru4 app. from the samsung support page, and when I was install the software, there was a surprise - there is no option to choose the different device i the main window. I mean that there is a down sheet to choose but nothing is mark there> :((( sorry


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Why do linux people never solve the problem and say "Get Linux" every time? ********. That is a piece of **** non solution, you even say it doesn't work well.
My Printer isn't scanning to PDF. Guess instead of upgrading the software I should change my entire operating system.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

  • aku_le_abu Jul 06, 2011

    Using Linux IS a solution for this problem, and on top of that, it's FREE!Or, you can opt for a legal copy of Adobe Acrobat which will cost you.



Yes.. all you need is Linux, the Samsung Unified Driver and the SANE backend. The Linux driver is quite poor and needs some adjusting - this is due Samsung's policy of not providing an open source driver. But once it's running, XSane allows you to scan to multiple-page-pdfs even from the ADF. 

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Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated.

When you get to the Samsung support page for your printer, click on the DRIVER tab.

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Then click on the blue EXE icon under FILE for the appropriate driver.

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Whenever i scan to pdf, the output of images/graphics on the documents are not properly displayed. They are usually displayed as some funny-looking characters. for example, when i scanned a documents with...

You are scanning the pages in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) mode. This allows scanned text to be converted to (editable) text, and is more useful when scanning to a Word document for example.

If you just want to scan a page and archive it, look for a standard (non-OCR) scanning option, and specify PDF as the output format. If it's not available, you can just as well keep the pages in TIFF format, which also allows for multiple pages.
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If however you want the page OCRed, I don't know which software is included with your scanner, but generally you must investigate the OCR settings to find an option to scan a page with text and images, instead of text only.
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