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How can I scan a document so it automatically is a pdf of good quality and not too big size (max 500kb)?

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The problem with that is good quality means larger file sizes.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

  • marloubeulen Mar 29, 2011

    of course, but fairly good quality is necessary to be able to read the document after scanning. Any suggestions on how to get reasonable quality and a not so big file?

  • Michael Mar 29, 2011

    I am unsure if your brother machine has the capability of settings such as " text mode " or " ocr mode ". look for settings such as these. this wil apply text filters to the scan so that it will look better. you can search for software to do ocr recognition. there might be a free or low cost program out there.
    that will convert the document to actual text after scanning.

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