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You can scan book chapters, magazine pages and brochures into .*pdf files with Adobe Acrobat using the flatbed scanners located at stations 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and16.

Scanning a book/magazine/brochure into a PDF file with Acrobat

  1. Turn on the scanner. Lay the page face down on the flatbed of the scanner. 
  2. Open Adobe Acrobat X Professional.
  3. In the upper-left hand corner of the window, click on the button "Create" and make sure these settings are selected:

    • From the drop-down menu choose "PDF from Scanner -> Custom Scan".
    • Choose EPSON Perfection V600/V700 or Epson GT-15000/GT-20000, depending on which station you are at.
    • Click "Options..." next to the drop-down menu. Choose "Show Scanner's Native Interface" from the User Interface drop-down menu. Click "OK".
    • Under Text Recognition and Metadata, make sure the box marked "Make Searchable (Run OCR)" is checked.

  4. Click the Scan button. The Epson scan window will now open up. Enter the appropriate settings for your document:

    • From the Mode drop-down menu, choose "Professional Mode".
    • From the Document Type drop-down menu, choose "Reflective".
    • From the Image Type drop-down menu, Choose - 
      • Black & White if your original document is just text. 
      • 8-bit Grayscale if your original document has black & white images
      • 24-bit Color if your original document has color pictures.
    • Set the Resolution to 200dpi
    • Make sure the Target size is set to "Original"
    • For magazines or brochures with glossy pages, check the "Descreening" option
    • Make sure the box marked 'Thumbnail" is unchecked

  5. Hit "Preview" to see your document before scanning. If you wish to scan only part of the document, drag your cursor on the preview window to create a selection box around that area. When you are ready, hit "Scan".
  6. After the scan is complete, a pop-up window will appear. Select "Scan more pages (sheet 2)", and then click "OK".
  7. Put the second sheet of your document (the next page) on the bed of the scanner and repeat step ?, continuing through the subsequent sheets of your book/magazine/brochure.
  8. After you scan your last page, select "Scan Is Complete" in the pop-up box.
  9. Go to File ->Save on the top menu to save your PDF to SaveWorkHere folder. 
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