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Scanned File Size

When scanning a black and white text document, 1 page into a pdf file, I cannot seem to get the file size below 1M....

I have ensured that OCR is deselected, resolution at its lowest setting 72, and selecting black & white document....

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Larry

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    Exact same problem. Can you tell me how you fixed it? Leslie

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Scan your pages in Jpeg format,

if you have one of pdf converter or creater software try it to make pdf file. I will suggest you use corel draw it works best.

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The Scan Settings dialog box opens when you click Specify... on the Scan/Import Documents or images screen.
The Scan Settings dialog box allows you to specify advanced settings for scanning.

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Reference See the section below for details.
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Text(OCR): 300dpi, 400dpi
Others: 75dpi, 100dpi, 150dpi, 200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi, 600dpi
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