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I'm looking at buying an HP Officejet 8600. Can the HP Officejet Pro 8600 scan to PDF without being hooked up to a computer? Will I be able to pop in a flash drive and hit scan, and then run off.

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Yes the 8600 can Scan to a Memory card. Go to this link, choose your model and then click "manuals" icon, then download the user guide

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Awesome! Just what I'm looking for, I know the earlier Cannons required you to have a computer hooked up and the proprietary software package installed. –  Evan Carroll Apr 11 '12 at 15:20
    
This type of HP printer runs palm OS, so the interface on the printer has some really nice features. –  Moab Apr 11 '12 at 15:53
    
Do you happen to know if it scans to PDF? –  Evan Carroll Apr 11 '12 at 16:04
    
I'm just trying to weight out the 8600 vs the PIXMA MX892 in scanning functionality. I hate that all these printers features are dependent on software bundles. If ADF can't save to a memory stick it's damn near useless to me. –  Evan Carroll Apr 11 '12 at 16:13
    
Did you download and read the user guide? I believe all HP multifunctions with scanners scan to jpg, tiff, or pdf at a minimum –  Moab Apr 11 '12 at 17:01
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