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MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

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I'm trying to scan the front and back of 1 page into a multi-page, single PDF file. 

I know this printer does not have duplex scanning.

 

I'm ok with scanning one side on the flatbed, then flipping it over and scanning the second side, then saving it as one PDF file. 

 

This is a trivial process on my Samsung multi-function and I'd have to think this is possible on my new Canon.

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Re: MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

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Re: MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

I'm using the latest version of Windows 10

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Re: MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

Hi sdyggm.

 

In order to scan a multipage document, the MF642Cdw's scanner driver (the recommended) and software (MF Scan Utility) will need to be installed on the computer.  They're available, free of charge, at the following page:

 

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/color-laser/canon-color-i...

 

Once they're installed, you may use the MF Scan Utility to set each scan option (for its own buttons and for those on the printer) as desired. The "PDF" option will scan all sheets scanned in a single session to a single PDF file, while the "PDF (Divide into Single-Page Files)" works as named.

 

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Re: MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

I have the Canon drivers and the MF scan utility, I have it set to "PDF" and not "divide into single page" and every time I click scan, it automatically just saves the file, instead of asking or waiting for me to scan additional pages to add to the pdf
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Re: MF642CDW scan 1 pdf w/ multiple pages

Hi sdyggm.

 

Try enabling the Check Scan Results setting for the relevant scan type.  Keep in mind, changing the scan option for one scan type will not have any affect whatsoever on the other scan types (i.e. changing this setting for "Document Scan" will have no affect on the scan options on the "Color" or "B&W" Scan from Unit options, and vice versa).  Each scan type you wish to affect will need to be set individually, and the settings window re-entered after each such change.

 

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