Simple & Flexible Image Capture

Using TWAIN scanners, which are connected to the software via a TWAIN driver locally or via a network, scans are initiated by the software

Using capture from image files, within local or network folders from network scanners or MFP (multi-function peripherals) (Print/Copy/Scan)

Introduction To TWAIN
  • ScanToPDF communicates with a TWAIN compatible scanner using a piece of software called a TWAIN driver
  • TWAIN drivers are written, supplied and provided by the scanner manufacturer
  • These basic “how to” instructions are intended to help you get the ScanToPDF software working with your scanner capture source
  • Please refer to your TWAIN documentation or your scanner providers support for additional help & advice
  • Please note: We strongly advise customers NOT to use the Microsoft WIA driver for production scanning
How To Get Started Using A TWAIN Scanner
  • Install the TWAIN driver software that came with your scanner
  • Check your scanner documentation for details about how to obtain your TWAIN driver
  • Attach the Scanner to your PC and switch it on
  • Start ScanToPDF
  • Click the File menu
  • Click Select capture source
  • A new window will open with a list of TWAIN sources (left hand side) and also a list of WIA sources (right hand side) – always use the TWAIN source for production scanning
  • Select your scanner from the TWAIN list by clicking it once so it is highlighted
  • Click the OK button on the bottom right of the window, the window will then close

 

Adjusting scan settings in the TWAIN driver
  • Before scanning, on the ScanToPDF toolbar, click the Show UI icon (to the right of the Gear icon) so it has a green tick
  • Click the Scan button on the toolbar to initiate a scan
  • A window (presented by the scanner) will open and that window should contain all the scan settings
  • Adjust the scan settings (simplex/duplex, page size, resolution, color depth etc.) as required
  • Refer to the scanner documentation for more details about the scanner settings

 

Adjusting scan settings in the ScanToPDF software
  • NOTE : Using the TWAIN driver to define and retain scan settings is preferred if possible
  • Make sure the TWAIN driver for the scanner is installed as explained above
  • Click File >> Select capture source and click the Advanced button above the source list on the left hand side
  • Set the slider on the top left of the window to the “On” position
  • Adjust the scan settings (simplex/duplex, page size, resolution, color depth etc.) as required
  • Refer to the scanner documentation for more details about the scanner settings
  • Click the Back button to close the dialog and then click OK to save the settings
What To Look For When Selecting A TWAIN Scanner

There are some key factors to consider when purchasing a TWAIN scanner. Some depend on the documents being created and some on the physical working environment and how many pages are being scanned per day. To learn more click here

How To Get Started Using Import From Folder

Method 1 (included with all Editions and Solutions)

  • On the File menu choose Import from folder and select the folder where your image files reside

Method 2 (included with all Editions and Solutions)

  • Start ScanToPDF
  • Click the File menu and choose Select capture source
  • On the right hand side, under the label Import folder, select the folder to import files from
  • To set other options click the Advanced button
  • Click Save on the bottom right of the window
  • Click the Edit menu and then choose Options (or click the Options icon on the toolbar)
  • Click the UI icon
  • Set the Default capture button option to Import from folder
  • Click Save (lower right of screen)
  • This will enable clicking the Import from folder button on the ScanToPDF toolbar to import files from the pre-defined folder configured
  • To import your files you can just click the Import from folder button on the toolbar or use the File > Import from folder menu option

Method 3 (included only with solutions that include the Auto File Import plugin)

  • Manual or automatic folder monitoring for more control on folder import
  • Create automated solutions that don’t require user intervention
  • Visit the auto file import documentation page to learn more 

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