I have to perform a task on frequent basis and that is scanning a bunch of pages(all pages with same size) and create a PDF file out of it so that the PDF will appear as close to original pages as possible which means no margins, no cropping.

Now I know a clumsy way to do this. Fire up Word, set correct page size and set margins to zero. Import images(if you import multiple, Word messes up the order) and save as PDF. Now this is tedious procedure if you have to do it frequently.

Is there any way to do it faster?

I have already seen this question with only one answer useful to me and it was marked off-topic(I don't know why). I am just trying to open up the topic to find the best way for this task.

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    What type of device are you using to scan. Adobe Acrobat has the ability to batch OCR files which auto-rotates and does a bunch of stuff – Ramhound Jan 18 '14 at 1:49
  • If you don't mind good quality, I use an iPhone app called CamScanner (itunes.apple.com/ar/app/camscanner-free/id388627783?mt=8). It allows you to take many pictures and then combines them to one PDF. – Maria Ines Parnisari Jan 18 '14 at 2:09
  • The linked question has for a product recommendation your current question while it might require a software suggestion is worded in a way where it's not requesting a product recommendation – Ramhound Jan 18 '14 at 2:13
  • @Ramhound: Its my HP all-in-one. And its not actually OCR. Its my handwritten homework. – tumchaaditya Jan 18 '14 at 2:20
  • @l19: Thanks but I don't have an iDevice – tumchaaditya Jan 18 '14 at 2:24

Download PrimoPDF. Select your images and right click on them and choose "print".

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Chose PrimoPDF as printer and click on print.

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Click on "create PDF" and save the file.

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  • PrimoPDF appears to be just a PDF printer driver. Wouldn't this approach create a separate PDF for each image? Can you clarify how to create a single PDF this way? Thanks. – fixer1234 Dec 28 '14 at 20:11
  • answer's been edited – living being Dec 29 '14 at 4:22
  • That creates a single PDF? So PrimoPDF acts more like an application than a simple PDF printer driver? – fixer1234 Dec 29 '14 at 4:30
  • Yes, it creates a single file – living being Dec 29 '14 at 4:37

Try WinScan2PDF. It's a freeware that has very simple UI and can scan multiple pages into single pdf file.

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    The question asks how to do it, so just naming a tool is more of a helpful hint (comment), than an answer (which is likely why your answer got downvoted). The other answer is a good example of how to recommend software. Read this thread for guidance: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/…. – fixer1234 Apr 10 '15 at 16:24
  • FYI: This is probably not spam as the username and the name on the impressum page of the linked site do not match. – bwDraco Apr 11 '15 at 6:10

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