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Why doesn't the HP Deskjet F4280 scan documents to PDF

I have tried several times to scan a document on my HP F4280 to PDF but it only will do TIF. How can I changed to scan in PDF. I have tried to changed the document when I open it up but it just doesn't work. I open the the HP solution center click scan document it open a window for TIF file it has a icon that says change settings so I then click on it but there are no options for PDF, only JPEG PNG and other than I have no knowledge of.

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To get pdf files you have to have adobe installed in the computer

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SOURCE: Samsumg SCX 4521F does it pdf?

If you are using the SmartThru software, the otpion to change the scanned format is in the same screen where you state the name of the document and settings for color, resolution, and others.

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SOURCE: I am trying to scan a document in to the HP

Make sure you are choosing scan document instead of scan picture. Also make sure you are scanning at a resolution of at least 151dpi. (see here). See this link for xp, and this link for vista. Please also consult this link to check for the possibility that you may need to reinstall the hp software.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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SOURCE: New Laptop with Vista Scans Documents as .tif instead of .pdf Why

HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet Printer has few common problems. Such as Driver CD lost, Scanner does not work, Connection problem etc. For find all these software solution just click here....


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SOURCE: hp deskjet f4280 will scan but only shows the document as black

There is a hardware issue and the printer needs to be serviced

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My computer can't detect my printer F4280 deskjet?What should i do?

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