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Sharp al-1551 Is there a way to scan a multiple page document and get it to save as a single file on my computer? It currently saves each page individually, how do I get one file for all pages?

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I believe at the company I work we use Nuance's PaperPort (formerly known as Scansoft PaperPort)

If you are interested, you can download a trial version here:
[Nuance PaperPort 11 Trial]

I hope this works for you, there might be free alternatives though.
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4. Select PDF as the file type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and Compression setting are displayed below it.

5. If you need to change any of the current PDF settings, click the Options button. You see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window:

Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save Settings window.
6. When you are finished selecting file settings, click OK. Epson Scan scans your page and displays this window:

7. If you are scanning only one document page, or you don’t need to edit your pages, click Save File and go to step 10.

If you are scanning multiple pages, click Add page and replace the first page on the document table with the second page and click Scan. Repeat this step for each page in your document. When you are finished, click Edit page and go to step 8.
8. You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned page:

If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF file as they currently look, go to step 9.
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