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gimcrack
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Gnome Scan Utility

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I had to scan some documents to send off as a pdf format. I use what Mint 7 had default as a scan utility which is called flegita 0.4.1. I didn't like this utility at all. I couldn't get it to scan the document properly. So I install Xsane, which I have very good luck with this utility.

Xsane is very easy to use. I'm sure flegita might be easy too. But I couldn't figure it out. So if you need a good reliable scan utility I would suggest Xsane for anybody.

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DrHu
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Re: Gnome Scan Utility

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gimcrack wrote:Xsane is very easy to use. I'm sure flegita might be easy too. But I couldn't figure it out. So if you need a good reliable scan utility I would suggest Xsane for anybody.
I'm sure flegita might be easy too
Sometimes the oldies are best..
http://www.xsane.org/xsane-introduction.html
http://projects.gnome.org/gnome-scan/index
  • XSane is the best scanner software for freedesktop. However, it's usable only for advanced users. Also, integration in other app is lame (e.g. OCR in Abiword).
Yes, but the PDF output is the problem, not the scanner program (the scan component) itself..
http://www.mombu.com/gnu_linux/mandriva ... 48624.html

In terminal, check
  • apt search scan
    ...
    p gnomescan - Gnome Scan Infrastructure
    p gscan2pdf - A GUI to produce PDFs from scanned documen

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Re: Gnome Scan Utility

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I'm confused by the combination of the last 2 posts. You did figure out how to scan to pdf using xsane alone, correct?
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Re: Gnome Scan Utility

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I'm confused by the combination of the last 2 posts. You did figure out how to scan to pdf using xsane alone, correct?

This is correct. Xsane help with my problem over the other program called flegita.
If anyone has use flegita successfully. Then all means give some helpful suggesting here. To me Xsane is easier to use.

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Re: Gnome Scan Utility

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I was just interested in the method you used. Did you create the image using xsane. Then used the image in another application to convert it to a PDF? Or did you use xsane , by itself, to scan to pdf directly?

EDIT: All of this made me think ( it was bound to happen eventually :lol: ) and I've updated a HowTo I did a while back to include a Scan-To-PDF utility:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=22141
Perhaps this is what you did.
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Re: Gnome Scan Utility

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Or did you use xsane , by itself, to scan to pdf directly?

I use Xsane to make me the pdf file. I scan, save image as pdf. I could also save as:
ext,jpeg,pdf,png,pnm,postscript,text, and tiff.

I use the pdf file to fax it over the internet using faxzero.com for free.

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