From Image File(s)

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From Image File(s)


 

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Click From Image Files to convert image files into PDF:

 

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Figure 1. File Tab Submenu, New Document Options, From Image Files

 

The Image to PDF dialog box will open:

 

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Figure 2. Images to PDF Dialog Box

 

The Add Files and Add Folder options are the same as those outlined above in the Combine Files into a Single PDF section.

Click Import to add images from the local scanner. The Scan Properties dialog box will open. Select the desired parameters as detailed here and click Scan to import images.

Select an image from the Source image files list and click Edit to edit it before it is combined with the other documents.

Click the arrow icons to move images up or down within the list. Click the Remove icon to remove selected images from the list. The format in which files are shown within the list can be adjusted using the icon on the far right.

Click Options for further options, as detailed below.

Click OK to create the new document.

 

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Figure 3. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, New Page Options

 

New Page Options

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu, the dialog box detailed in (figure 3) opens. The options are as follows:

 

The Select Paper Size by Image Size option crops new documents according to the image size converted. I.e. the borders of the original image define the borders of the new document.

The Standard option centers the original file in a new document of standard size. 'Standard' refers to common sizes such as those used by the ISO and ANSI. Click the menu for a list of available sizes.

The Custom option allows the user to enter custom dimensions. There is also a choice for portrait or landscape style (unless the Choose Paper Size by Image Size option is selected).

The Page Rotation option rotates images as required during conversion. Click the menu for rotation options.

The Margins option facilitates the customization of the image margins. Enter the values desired into the boxes. The new PDF will feature these dimensions.

 

Click OK to save settings.

 

Images Layout Options

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu the following options are available:

 

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Figure 4. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, Image Layout Options

 

The Layout Rules options determine the layout of images within new documents. Enter the desired dimensions in the Columns and Rows number boxes. Use the Space between Columns and Space between Rows boxes to determine the amount of empty space between columns and rows of images.

Align Images determines the alignment of images within new documents. There are two options: Reduce to Cell and Fit to Cell. Reduce to Cell is the default setting. This reduces the size of the images to fit the size of the document. If the original images are smaller than the document then they will remain at their original size. The Fit to Cell setting fits the images to the size of the document. If the images are smaller than the document then they will be increased in size to match the size of the new document.

The Keep Aspect Ratio box is selected by default. This means that images keep their original proportions and fit the specified PDF dimensions as far as possible within those proportions. Clear this box to disable the aspect ratio. Images will then match the PDF size exactly but may distort as a result (depending on the dimensions of the PDF document in relation to the dimensions of the original images).

Horizontal and Vertical Alignment determines the location at which images in the new document appear.

 

Click OK to save settings.

 

Image Labels

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu the following options are available:

 

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Figure 5. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, Image Labels Options

 

Select the Use special text label for each image box to enable further options.

Enter the desired label text in the text box. Click the blue icon to utilize Macros as desired.

Back Color determines the background color of the label. Click the box to open a menu of available colors.

The Paragraph settings determine the alignment, indentation and spacing of the text on the label. Click Paragraph to adjust these settings. The indentation settings include two special options. Select the First Line option to indent the first line, as in a standard paragraph. The second special option is Hanging indentation, which means the first line is not indented but all subsequent lines are. When either of these settings are being used the ‘By’ box must be adjusted accordingly.

Click Font to determine the font used for the label. The dialog box in detailed in (figure 6) will open.

If the Place label above image box is not selected then the label will appear below the image.

Select the Add bookmark for each image with the same text as label as desired. Further information about bookmarks is available here.

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Figure 6. Select Font Dialog Box

 

Use the Font text box to enter the name of the desired font, or select one from the options listed below the text box.

Use the Style menu to determine the style of the font.

Use the Size menu to determine the size of the font.

Use the Fill menu to determine the color of the font.

Use the Stroke menu to determine the color of the stroke. This color will border the text.

Use the Stroke width menu to determine the size of the stroke.

Use the Underline menu to enable/disable font underline.

 

Click OK to save settings.

 

Image Processing

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu the following options are available:

 

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Figure 7. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, Image Processing Options

 

These settings determine the dimensions for converted documents of different formats: True Color, Grayscale, Indexed and Monochrome. There are two options for each format:

Downsampling reduces the sampling rate of images. Each format has three options: Linear, Bilinear and Bicubic. Further information about these options is available here. Use the pixels per inch boxes to determine the size above which and to which images will be downsampled.

Conversion relates to the automatic conversion of files, where possible, from one format to another. Use this option to convert the format of new files when they are created. Where applicable, select the box for dithering as desired.

 

Click OK to save settings.

 

Image Compression

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu the following options are available:

 

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Figure 8. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, Image Compression Options

 

Image compression is enabled by default. Clear the boxes to disable this setting.

When compression is enabled, use the adjacent menu to select the type of compression that the tool performs. Auto is the default setting.

Where applicable, adjust the JPEG Quality/JBIG2 Method and Lossless options as desired.

 

Click OK to save settings.

 

Image Post-processing

 

When this option is selected in the Categories menu the following options are available:

 

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Figure 9. Images to PDF Options Dialog Box, Image Post-Processing Options

 

Select the Deskew box to deskew images. This straightens the edges of images automatically and is a useful tool if images have been scanned or photographed crookedly.

Select the Despeckle box to despeckle images. This removes speckles from images during conversion.

Select the Run OCR box to OCR images after processing. Click the OCR Settings button to set the language and accuracy of the OCR process.

 

Click OK to save settings.