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I have a simplex scanner with document feeder, and am looking for the best way to scan double-sided notes. It would be useful to be able to scan the same stack twice, once flipped, and have a utility automatically interleave the scanned images. Multi-page PDF export would also be nice. Is there a tool to do this?

Otherwise, I'm considering writing it in Python, with the imagescanner module, if it can use the ADF --


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A low-tech solution. Scan once with the ADF increment set to +2 so you get the odd pages. Flip the stack, set the starting number to the last odd page number +1 and the increment to -2 to get the even pages in reverse order.

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By odd page, do you mean the front side of all pages or one side of every other page? There is no increment option; I guess it's not an automatic document feeder. – Peter Becich Sep 23 '12 at 21:46
The front side of all pages. – W_Whalley Oct 1 '12 at 13:12
My sane scanner control panel has options to set the number of pages scanned, the file name and path (for the save option), a number "value to be added to filenamecounter after scan", an option that "selects the scan source (such as a document feeder)". My scan source options are Auto and ADF, but either one feeds documents. Perhaps your scanner ADF is not supported by sane? – W_Whalley Oct 1 '12 at 13:21

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